by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation © by Jeremy Sagnier

Un bacio di mano
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Un bacio di mano 
Vi fa maraviglia,
E poi bella figlia 
Volete sposar. 

Voi siete un po' tondo, 
Mio caro Pompeo, 
L'usanze del mondo 
Andate a studiar. 

Un uom, che si sposa 
Che giovin vezzosa, 
A certi capricci, 
Dee pria rinunciar. 
Dee libere voglie lasciar alla moglie, 
Dee sempre le porte aperte lasciar, 
Dee chiudere gli occhi, gli orecchi, la bocca, 
Se il re degli sciocchi no vuole sembrar. 

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

  • ENG English (Christian Anderson) , title 1: "A kiss on her hand", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Jeremy Sagnier) , title 1: "Un baise-main", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Christian Anderson

This text was added to the website: 2004-07-12
Line count: 16
Word count: 69

Un baise‑main
Language: French (Français)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Un baise-main
Vous émerveille
Et la belle fille
Vous voulez épouser.

Vous êtes un peu sot,
Mon cher Pompeo,
Les usages du mondes
Allez donc étudier.

Un homme qui épouse
Quelque jolie jeune fille
A certaines fantaisies
Doit renoncer.
Il doit laisser son épouse faire à sa guise,
Il doit toujours laisser sa porte ouverte,
Il doit fermer les yeux, les oreilles, la bouche
S'il ne veut pas passer pour le roi des imbéciles.

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This text was added to the website: 2013-05-08
Line count: 16
Word count: 74