Not without heavy grief of heart did He,
On whom the duty fell, (for at that time
The Father sojourned in a distant Land)
Deposit in the hollow of this Tomb
A Brother's Child, most tenderly beloved !
Francesco was the name the Youth had borne,
PozzoBONNELLI his illustrious House;
And when beneath this stone the Corse was laid
of all Savona streamed with tears.
Alas! the twentieth April of his life
Had scarcely powered : and at this early time,
By genuine virtue he inspired a hope
That greatly cheered his Country: to his Kin
He promised comfort; and the flattering thoughts
His Friends had in their fondness entertained, *
He suffered not to languish or decay.
* In justice to the Author I subjoin the original.
e degli amici
Non lasciava languire i bei pensieri,