„The brave can death despise,
And dies contented, if with fame he dies.“

—  Ludovico Ariosto, buch Der rasende Roland

Un magnanimo cor morte non prezza,
Presta o tarda che sia, pur che ben muora.
Canto XVII, stanza 15 (tr. W. S. Rose)
Orlando Furioso (1532)

Original

Un magnanimo cor morte non prezza, Presta o tarda che sia, pur che ben muora.

Orlando Furioso (1532)

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