4. The Hermit from "Six Italian Love Duets" by Georg Fredric Handel: Janet Wheeler and Eileen Laurence, sopranos; with Dorothy Walters, harpsichord. Amphion Recording CL2113. Remastered by Mike Burke. Handel used music from these duets in "Messiah." I am posting these in cantatas in honor of my mother, Ms. Wheeler, who passed over on Christmas, 2015.
Translation: 4. Blessed indeed be he who can, immune to grave affairs, Remain identified with his paternal home and till its soil. Neither excessive wealth nor poverty can oppress him, Nor tyrannical ambition which never permits him to breathe freely.