A sketch of the lives and writings of Dante and Petrarch: with some account of Italian and Latin literature in the fourteenth century

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Printed for J. Stockdale, 1790 - Literary Criticism - 114 pages
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Page 110 - founded in France, about the year i376, among many books of devotion, aftrology, chemiftry, and romance, there was not one copy of Tully to be found, and no Latin poet but Ovid, Lucan, and Boethius; fome French tranflations of Livy, Valerius Maximus, and St. Auftin's City of
Page 22 - of that very fingular talent far higher in the eftimation of the world in general, than thofe who excel in any other of the refined arts ; and accordingly we find, that poets have been
Page 117 - PORT JACKSON and NORFOLK ISLAND; compiled from Authentic Papers, which have been received from the feveral Departments. To which are added, The JOURNALS of Lieut.
Page 109 - it is probable that feveral works of the ancients perifhed: a book of Livy, or of Tacitus, might be erafed to make room for the legendary tale of a faint, or the fuperftitious prayers of a miflal.
Page 2 - had always maintained a greater degree of refinement and knowledge than any other European country. In the beginning of the fourteenth century, and at the end of the
Page 117 - The Maps and Charts taken from aftual Surveys, and the Plans and Views drawn on the Spot, by Capt. HUNTER, Lieut. SHORTLAND, Lieut. WATTS, Lieut. DAWES, Lieut.
Page 27 - ftand a teftimony of his abilities ; for my own part, I truly believe it was never carried to a greater
Page 15 - while he was employed by Gregory XIII. to paint the Pauline chapel in the Vatican, he fell out with fome of his Holinefs's officers ; to be revenged, he painted their portraits with ears of
Page 109 - wrote on parchment from which fome former writing had been erafed, in order to fubftitute a new

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