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ne mi piaceva intrare sotto questa ser-
vitu quale hora provo, et primadate
havia udito troppo era grandissima
ma cierto i nostri animi qualche volta
non sun nostri, et qualche volta ci con-
viene volere cosa che ci duole, quanto
io affermo questo che sforzato mi con
viene amare. Amai contra mia volgia
vuoli quello che mi dispiacea, et dis-
piacevami quello che al continuo promp-
to facea et dicea. Ne pero io restava de
seguire dove la fortuna mia / mi con
duceva intanta miseria in quanta hora mi tro-
vo. Qui me ha conducto la fortuna
mia. Ma quale homo fusse si duro il

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nor did it please me to enter into this servitude I am now experiencing, and I had already heard from you that it was too onerous. But certainly our souls are sometimes not our own, and it sometimes happens that we want something that is painful to us. I affirm this: that against my will, I am forced to love. I loved against my will, I wanted what displeased me, and I immediately disliked everything that I was doing and saying. Nor did I stop following where my destiny led me, into the great misery in which I now find myself. Destiny has led me here. But what man would be so hard-hearted

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