Non piú guerra, pietate
Non piú guerra, pietate,
pietate, occhi miei belli,
occhi miei trionfanti! A che v'armate
contr'un cor ch'è già preso, e vi si rende?
Ancidete i rubelli,
ancidete chi s'arma e si difende,
non chi, vinto, v'adora.
Volete voi ch'io mora?
Morrò pur vostro, e del morir l'affanno
sentirò sí, [ma sarà vostr'il danno]1.
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1 Caccini: "ma vostro sarà'l danno"
Submitted by Alberto Pedrotti
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