Antonio Simeone Sografi

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Antonio Simeone Sografi, also known as Antonio Simon, or just Antonio (July 29, 1759 - January 4, 1818), was an Italian librettist and playwright.

Quotes[edit]

  • La verecondia delle donzelle è come l’acquavite. È perfetta sine a tanto che si tiene ben chiusa, ma se prende l’aria, vela subito via.
    • Translation: Maidenly modesty is like aquavitæ, which keeps in perfect condition as long as it is tightly stoppered, but, if the air gets to it, evaporates at once.
    • Olivo e Pasquale, Act I., Sc. VII. — (Pasquale.). Translation reported in Harbottle's Dictionary of quotations French and Italian (1904), p. 349.
  • Non si dice quattro, se non è nel sacco.
    • Translation: We won't say four, till we have them in the bag.
    • Olivo e Pasquale, Act II., Sc. VI. — (Campagnola.). Translation reported in Harbottle's Dictionary of quotations French and Italian (1904), p. 379.

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