La Scillitana - The Maiden of Scilla (English translation)
(Italian original)
(German translation)

I've seen a tiger roaming the gloomy forest,
And there I needed only my tears to tame it.

I've seen how dropping water has fall'n with no rest,
Long on the hardest marble, and overcame it.

Yet you deride my sorrow when 't is sorest,
Tho' 't is your charms my heart owns, and so inflame