Without and Within

We present this work in honor of the 240th anniversary of the poet’s death.

04-12 Metastasio
Pietro Metastasio
Italian
1698 – 1782

 

If every man’s internal care
Were written on his brow,
How many would our pity share
Who raise our envy now?
The fatal secret, when revealed,
Of every aching breast,
Would prove that only while concealed
Their lot appeared the best.

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