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Pelle D'Asino - II         - 27

Ma
But
   il
the
   Re
King
,   che
that
   si
himself
   era
was (had)
   fitto
driven
   in
in
   testa
head
   questa
this
   strana
strange
   idea
idea
,   volle
wanted
   consultare
to consult
   un
an
   vecchio
old
   druido
druid
,   per
for
   acquietare
to quiet
   la
the
   coscienza
conscience
   della
of the
   giovane
young
   Principessa
Princess
.

Il
The
   druido
druid
,   che
that
   sapeva
knew
   più
more
   d'ambizioso
of ambition
   che
than
   di
of
   santo
saintliness
,   non
not
   badò
waited
   a
to
   sacrificare
sacrifice
   l'
the
   innocenza
innocence
   e
and
   la
the
   virtù
virtue
,   per
for
   la
the
   boria
pomp
   di
of
   diventare
to become
   il
the
   confidente
confidant
   di
of
   un
a
   gran
great
   Re
King
,   e
and
   trovò
(he) found
   il
the
   modo
way
   di
to
   insinuarsi
insinuate himself
   con
with
   tanto
so much
   garbo
niceties
   nell'animo
into the mind
   di
of
   lui
him
,   e
and
   gli
him
   abbellì
beautified
   talmente
so much
   il
the
   delitto
crime
   che
that
   stava
(he) was
   per
to
   commettere
commit
,   che
that
   lo
him
   persuase
(he) persuaded
   perfino
even
   che
that
   lo
the
   sposare
to marry (marrying)
   la
the
   propria
own
   figlia
daughter
   era
was
   un'
a
   opera
work
   meritoria
deserving praise
.

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