Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Bevea Fillide mia
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Bevea Fillide mia
e nel ber dolcemente
baci al dolce liquor porgea sovente.
Tutto quel che rimase
lieta mi diede poi
misto con baci suoi:
io il bevo e non so come bevo Amore,
che dolcement'anch'ei mi bacia il core.


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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Ma Phyllis a bu", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Text added to the website: 2008-09-02 00:00:00
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Ma Phyllis a bu
Language: French (Français)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Ma Phyllis a bu
Et en buvant doucement
A baisé la douce liqueur à maintes reprises.
Tout ce qui est resté
Elle me l'a donnée joyeusement
Mêlé à ses baisers :
Je bois et, je ne sais comment, je bois Amour,
Qui doucement aussi baise mon cœur.


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Text added to the website: 2013-03-07 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:08
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Word count: 47