The Orlando Furioso, Volume 6 (Google eBook)

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J. Murray, 1828 - Epic poetry, Italian
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User Review  - baswood - LibraryThing

This early sixteenth century poem is a wonderful reading experience: some claim it to be at the pinnacle of Italian Renaissance literature and I would not disagree. It certainly is an epic: 46 cantos ... Read full review

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User Review  - Berric Fortuner - Goodreads

Amazing. A 500 year old Italian epic, full of adventure and epic feats of badassery, this particular translation makes it easy to read and enjoy. One knight uses an anchor to wedge open a sea monster ... Read full review

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Page 220 - says, Though what if Earth Be but the shadow of Heaven, and things therein Each to other like more than on Earth is thought ? ,The
Page 219 - given us the husk without the kernel of Dante. The lines are, Vedrassi al ciotto di Gerusalemme Segnata con un I la sua bontate, Quando il contrario segnerą un EMME;
Page 126 - king of the Egyptian land, Pays tribute to this sovereign, as his head, They say, since having Nile at his command He may divert the stream to other bed. Hence, with its district upon either hand, Forthwith might Cairo lack its daily bread. Senapus him his Nubian tribes proclaim ; We Priest and
Page 176 - The lover's tears and sighs ; what time in pleasure And play we here unprofitably spend ; To this ; of ignorant men the eternal leisure, And vain designs, aye frustrate of their end. Empty desires so far exceed all measure, They o'er that valley's better part extend. There wilt thou find, if thou wilt thither post, Whatever thou on earth beneath hast lost.
Page 131 - And seven in number are the horrid band ; Emaciated with hunger, lean, and dry; Fouler than death ; the pinions they expand Ragged, and huge, and shapeless to the eye ; The talon crook'd; rapacious is the hand; Fetid and large the paunch ; in many a fold, Like
Page 219 - shall see A unit for his virtue, for his vices No less a mark than millions.
Page 169 - You for instruction, how to furnish aid " To Charles and to the Church in utmost need, " With me to counsel, hither are conveyed, " Who without counsel from such distance speed. " But, son, ascribe not you the journey made " To wit or worth; nor through your winged steed, " Nor through your virtuous bugle had ye thriven, " But that such helping grace from God was given.
Page 175 - Here other river, lake, and rich champaign Are seen, than those which are below descried ; Here other valley, other hill and plain, With towns and cities of their own supplied ; Which mansions of such mighty size contain, Such never he before or after spied. Here spacious holt and lonely forest lay, Where nymphs for ever chased the panting prey.
Page 219 - Segnata con un I la sua bontate, Quando il contrario segnerą un EMME;
Page 179 - Some waste on love, some seeking honour, lose Their wits, some, scowering seas, for merchandise, Some, that on wealthy lords their hope repose, And some, befooled by silly sorceries ; These upon pictures, upon jewels those; These on whatever else they highest prize. Astrologers' and sophists' wits mid these, And many a poet's too, Astolpho sees.

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