by Giovanni Battista Guarini (1538 - 1612)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Non piú guerra, pietate
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Non piú guerra, pietate,
pietate, occhi miei belli,
occhi miei trionfanti! A che v'armate
contr'un cor ch'è già preso, e vi si rende?
Ancidete i rubelli,
ancidete chi s'arma e si difende,
non chi, vinto, v'adora.
Volete voi ch'io mora?
Morrò pur vostro, e del morir l'affanno
sentirò sí, [ma sarà vostr'il danno]1.

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1 Caccini: "ma vostro sarà'l danno"

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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Plus de guerre, ayez pitié", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Plus de guerre, ayez pitié
Language: French (Français)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Plus de guerre, ayez pitié,
ayez pitié, mes beaux yeux,
mes yeux triomphants ! Pourquoi vous armez-vous
contre un cœur qui est déjà pris et qui se rend à vous ?
Tuez les rebelles,
tuez ceux qui s'arment et se défendent,
pas celui qui, vaincu, vous adore.
Voulez que je meure ?
Je meurs pour vous, et l'angoisse de la mort,
je la sentirai, mais le dommage sera vôtre.

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Text added to the website: 2013-02-28 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:08
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