by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi (1698 - 1782), as Pietro Metastasio
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Ecco felici amanti
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Ecco felici amanti
ecco Imeneo, già scende.
Già la sua face accende,
spiega il purpureo vel.
Ecco a recar sen viene
le amabili catene
a voi per man de' numi
già fabbricate in ciel.

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Confirmed with Achille in Sciro, by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi, Vienna, van Ghelen, 1736, lines 1232-1239.


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Hymen now descends!
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Hymen now descends!
Behold him, happy lovers!
His face is all afire
as he reveals his purple veil.

He comes to render unto you
the beloved chains
that godly hands
have since made in heaven.

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This text was added to the website: 2020-01-20
Line count: 8
Word count: 35