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Giovanni Battista Guarini

Che mai
Non v'avere ò provate, ò possedute.

Giovanni Battista Guarini (December 10, 1538 – October 7, 1612) was an Italian poet, dramatist, and diplomat.

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  • Altera figlia
    Di quel monarca a cui
    Nè anco, quando annotta, il Sol tramonta.
    • The proud daughter of that monarch to whom when it grows dark [elsewhere] the sun never sets.
    • Il pastor fido (1590). On the marriage of the Duke of Savoy with Catherine of Austria.
  • Che mai
    Non v'avere ò provate, ò possedute.
    Far worse it is
    To lose than never to have tasted bliss.

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