Lives of the Italian Poets, Volume 3

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E. Bull, 1832 - Poets, Italian
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Page 147 - I give and recommend my soul to God who gave it and my body to the earth, to be buried in a...
Page 9 - Cosė avuto v' avessi o tomba, o fossa, Alla prima percossa ! Me dal sen della Madre empia Fortuna Pargoletto divelse : ah ! di que
Page 64 - Man, compounded of soul and body, and of a soul not simple, but divided into many and diverse powers. Jerusalem the strong city placed in a rough and hilly country, whereunto as to the last end are directed all the enterprises of the faithful army, doth here signify the civil happiness which may come to a Christian Man...
Page 497 - ... and open to the free air. Whenever I can freely dispose of a hundred pounds I will also build a small dwelling for my corpse under a beautiful oriental plane-tree, which I mean to plant next November and cultivate Con Amore. So far I am indeed an Epicure; — in all other things I am the most moderate of men.
Page 112 - Polacco came to visit me. I have been also served thus with other viands when no one has entered the prison, and with letters and books which were locked up in cases, but which I have found scattered about the floor in the morning, and others I have never found.
Page 29 - 1 bel sereno de la tua fronte a gli occhi miei s'offerse 45 e vidi armato spaziarvi Amore, se non che riverenza allor converse e meraviglia in fredda selce il seno, ivi peria con doppia morte il core.
Page 110 - ... still treated with rigorous austerity, and the hope that solaced him one day only served to deepen the despair of the next. Thus oppressed, his mind grew more and more willing to indulge in the reveries of a disordered fancy; his thoughts became visions ; the terror of solitude, long suffered, was changed into a belief that the air was rife with beings of another world ; all was confusion in his mind— splendid dreams— a resentful [sense of injury— a consciousness of power that scarce...
Page 497 - Tasso ; and since I must be buried in your country, I am happy in having got, for the remainder of my life, a cottage, independent of neighbours, surrounded by...
Page 496 - Speaking afterwards of the costliness of his furniture, he observes, " they encompass me with an air of respectability, and they give me the illusion of not having fallen into the lowest circumstances. I must also declare that I will die like a gentleman, on a clean bed, surrounded by the Venuses, Apollos, and the Graces, and the busts of great men ; nay, even among flowers, and, if possible, while music is breathing around me.
Page 477 - Che sotto a' pioppi delle rive d'Arno Furtiva e argentea gli volava al guardo. Qui a lui l'alba la luna e il sol mostrava Gareggiando di tinte or le severe Nubi su la cerulea alpe sedenti...

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