by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation © by Garrett Medlock

Con ossequio, con rispetto
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Con ossequio, con rispetto
Io m'inchino e mi profondo
A un sapiente sì perfetto,
Che l'ugual non v'è nel mondo.
E l'eguale non verrà.
(Per l'orgoglio, e l'ignoranza,
Per la gran bestialità).


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

  • ENG English (Garrett Medlock) , "With deference, with respect", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Avec déférence, avec respect", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: John Versmoren

This text was added to the website: 2004-07-12
Line count: 7
Word count: 32

With deference, with respect
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
With deference, with respect
I bow and lower myself
To such a perfect man of wisdom,
Of whom there is no equal in the world.
And [his] equal will not come.
(Through pride and ignorance,
Through great brutality.)


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This text was added to the website: 2019-09-25
Line count: 7
Word count: 38