Sposa son disprezzata
Sposa son disprezzata,
fida son oltraggiata,
cieli che feci mai?
E pur egl'è il mio cor
il mio sposo, il mio amor,
la mia speranza.
L'amo ma egl'è infedel
spero ma egl'è crudel,
morir mi lascierai?
O Dio manca il valor
valor e la costanza.
Submitted by Elfrieda Langemann O'Neill
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text),
listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
(Elfrieda Langemann O'Neill)
, title 1: "I am wife and I am scorned", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
, title 1: "Eine verachtete Frau bin ich", copyright © 2001, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Notes about what "text verified" means can be found here.
This is a personal project that I began in 1995. I receive no salary
for my full-time work on it, and aside from ad revenue and copyright fees,
the Archive was supported financially last year by about 0.03%
of our visitors.
So if you found
the information here useful, please consider making a donation. Your gift is greatly appreciated.
- Emily Ezust, Founder
I also have a wishlist at Amazon.ca.