Francesco Dall'Ongaro

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Francesco Dall'Ongaro.

Francesco Dall'Ongaro (1808, Mansuè – January 10, 1873) was an Italian writer, poet and dramatist.

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  • Tutte le vie ponno condurre a Roma.
    • Stornelli Politici, "Giammai".
    • Translation: All roads alike may lead us unto Rome.
    • Translation reported in Harbottle's Dictionary of quotations French and Italian (1904), p. 242.
  • Giammai, signore, è una parola snella:
    Un di la nota e l’altro la cancella.
    • Stornelli Politici, "Giammai".
    • Translation: Never’s a word, sir, that is lightning-paced,
      By one day noted, by the next erased.
    • Translation reported in Harbottle's Dictionary of quotations French and Italian (1904), p. 304.
  • Ha due all la vita : il gaudio e il duolo;
    L’amor la impenna, e Dio dirige il volo.
    • Stornelli, "Una Vedova ad una Sjéosa".
    • Translation: Life has two wings : one, sorrow; one, delight;
      Love gives it pinions, God directs its flight.
    • Translation reported in Harbottle's Dictionary of quotations French and Italian (1904), p. 308.
  • Lavare i nostri panni in casa.
    • Stornelli Politici, "Gaetano Semenza", I.
    • Translation: Our dirty linen should be washed at home.
    • Translation reported in Harbottle's Dictionary of quotations French and Italian (1904), p. 350.
  • Lenta germoglia e lenta si matura
    La rovere del bosco, e a lungo dura.
    II vento la disfronda e la flagella:
    Ma il vento passa e lei si rinnovella.
    • Stornelli Politici, "Costanza".
    • Translation: Slowly doth bud, and slowly doth mature
      The woodland oak, yet doth long time endure.
      Lashed by the winds, her leaves around she steews,
      But, the wind passed, her beauty she renews.
    • Translation reported in Harbottle's Dictionary of quotations French and Italian (1904), p. 354.
  • Libero è il voto, e inviolato il dritto:
    Ma la vittoria è di chi tira dritto.
    • Stornelli Politici, "Il Voto".
    • Translation: Free is the vote, the right inviolate,
      But victory falls to him whose aim is straight.
    • Translation reported in Harbottle's Dictionary of quotations French and Italian (1904), p. 355.
  • Povero chi si fida ad un marrano:
    Terra nevosa non mena più grano.
    Povera chi si fida a un disertore :
    Di ramo seco non germoglia fiore.
    • Stornelli Politici, "Il Disertore".
    • Translation: Poor is he who in traitor doth confide :
      Never shall snow-clad land good grain provide.
      Poor she who in deserter faith doth show :
      Never shall flowers on withered branches grow.
    • Translation reported in Harbottle's Dictionary of quotations French and Italian (1904), p. 395.
  • Quando la gente non avea farina,
    Lo re diceva : Mangiate pollanie.
    • Stornelli Politici, "Cera una volta".
    • Translation: When that the people cried they had no flour.
      Eat poultry, was the answer of the king.
    • Translation reported in Harbottle's Dictionary of quotations French and Italian (1904), p. 397.
  • Troppi taglian la pianta per i frutti,
    E traggono lor pro dal mal di tutti.
    • Stornelli Politici, "Gaetano Semenza", II.
    • Translation: Too many for the fruit cut down the tree,
      And find their gain in world-wide misery.
    • Translation reported in Harbottle's Dictionary of quotations French and Italian (1904), p. 428.

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