by Giuseppe Petrosellini (1727 - 1799)
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Straniera abbandonata
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Straniera abbandonata,
pavento ad ogni passo 
e miro in ogni sasso
scolpito il traditor. 

Per ricercare un empio
la Patria, oh Dio!, lasciai.
Ah non t’avessi mai, 
mai conosciuto amor.


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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "A foreigner, abandoned", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2018-06-03
Line count: 8
Word count: 30

A foreigner, abandoned
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
A foreigner, abandoned,
I dread to encounter on every path,
and see in every stone,
the traitor revealed.

To find this villain, oh God!
I have left my country!
If only I had never known you,
o wretched Love!


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This text was added to the website: 2019-10-06
Line count: 8
Word count: 39