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Sofonisba

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Language: Italian
Wordcount: 9,567 / 36 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 673
Added to site: 2010.01.26
mnybks.net#: 26450
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Drama
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a quí solo pago appieno il mio cor; quí ad alta voce gloria, onore, amistá, virtú mi appella; senza tradire l'amor mio, quí spero tutti adempir gl'incarchi miei. Dal duce, e in un dal fido amico, udir vogl'io, come Cartagin debellare affatto si debba omai; come possanza e lustro debba accrescersi a Roma, e gloria a noi; e come, in fin, me far felice io possa.

SCIP. Piú che d'unico figlio, a me (tel giuro) duol del tuo cieco giovenile errore, che travíar ti fa. La gloria nostra, la possanza di Roma, la imminente total rovina di Cartago, e l'alta felicitá tua vera, in noi ciò tutto stava finora; anzi che vinto in Cirta tu soggiacessi a femminile assalto: ma, tutto a te tolto hai tu stesso, e a noi, coll'amar tuo fatale.--Ma no; sordo esser non puoi di tua virtude al grido; esser non puoi contra Siface istesso, ingiusto tu; né mai crudel né ingrato al sol tuo amico e

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