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" All history is full of examples of good men who have loved learning, and though many unlettered men have attained to holiness, no man was ever debarred from holiness by letters. .. But if in spite of all this you persist in your intention, and if you... "
Petrarch: His Life and Times - Page 239
by Henry Calthrop Hollway-Calthrop - 1907 - 319 pages
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Giovanni Boccaccio: A Biographical Study

Edward Hutton - 1910 - 426 pages
...in which you are no novice but an expert, able to discern what to choose and what to refuse? . . . All history is full of examples of good men who have...no man was ever debarred from holiness by letters. . . . But if in spite of all this you persist in your intention, and if you must needs throw away not...
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Siena and Southern Tuscany

Edward Hutton - Art - 1910 - 360 pages
...which you are no novice, but an expert, able to discern what to choose and what to refuse? . . . Though unlettered men have attained to holiness, no man was ever debarred from holiness by letters. . . . " But if, in spite of all this, you persist in your intention, and if you must needs throw away...
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Chaucer's Ovidian Arts of Love

Michael A. Calabrese - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 170 pages
...endured a Christian poetic crisis and was, luckily, comforted by Petrarch: "Why forsake letters? ... All history is full of examples of good men who have...holiness, no man was ever debarred from holiness by letters."23 During his career, Boccaccio was sensitive to the power fictions had in healing. In the...
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A Mirror for Magistrates and the de Casibus Tradition

Paul Vincent Budra - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 119 pages
...his friend Francesco Petrarch, who argued that learning is never in vain and could serve holy ends: 'All history is full of examples of good men who have...holiness, no man was ever debarred from holiness by letters.'4 Accordingly, Boccaccio gave up writing in Italian for the eternal and universal language...
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