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Friday, October 23, 2015

This is a thriller night (8)

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- Esser mio messaggiero a te convene
(Dice ella al servo suo pronto e sagace).
Vattene al campo, e con sicura spene
Trova Tancredi, ove languendo ei giace.
A cui dirai che donna a lui se 'n vene
Che gli apporta salute, e chiede pace
E benigna accoglienza e fida aita,
Perché l'una sia salva e l'altra vita.

"Now I need you as my messenger,"
She says to her quick and clever servant. 
"Go to the Christian camp, and securely
Find Tancred, where he lies wounded.
You will tell him that a woman comes
Who brings health, and asks for peace,
Kind reception and trustworthy help,
So that both lives may be preserved."