by Vittorio Amedeo Cigna-Santi (c1730 - 1795)
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Va', l'error mio palesa
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Va', l'error mio palesa,  
e la mia pena affretta,
ma cara la vendetta
forse ti costerà.

Quando sì lieve offesa
punita in me vedrai,
te stessa accuserai
di troppa crudeltà.


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

  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Go! Reveal my error", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2018-05-06
Line count: 8
Word count: 30

Go! Reveal my error
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Go! Reveal my error,
hasten my sentence,
but vengeance may well
cost you dearly.

When you see me punished
for such a light offense,
you will soon accuse yourself
of being excessively cruel.


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This text was added to the website: 2019-10-29
Line count: 8
Word count: 33