Renaissance in Italy: Italian literature; 1881

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Pàgina 516 - I do embrace it : for even that vulgar and tavernmusick which makes one man merry, another mad, strikes in me a deep fit of devotion, and a profound contemplation of the first composer. There is something in it of divinity more than the ear discovers : it is an hieroglyphical and shadowed lesson of the whole world, and creatures of God, — such a melody to the ear, as the whole world, well understood, would afford the understanding. In brief, it is a sensible fit of that harmony which intellectually...
Pàgina 12 - Le cortesie, l' audaci imprese io canto, Che furo al tempo che passaro i Mori D...
Pàgina 480 - I could recount what I have seen and heard in other countries, where this kind of inquisition tyrannizes ; when I have sat among their learned men, for that honor I had, and been counted happy to be born in such a place of Philosophic freedom, as they supposed England was, while themselves did nothing but bemoan the servile condition into which...
Pàgina 49 - Dardinel di vita passa; passa di vita, e fa passar con lui l'ardire e la virtù de tutti i sui. 154 Qual soglion l'acque per umano ingegno stare ingorgate alcuna volta e chiuse, che quando lor vien poi rotto il sostegno, cascano, e van...
Pàgina 133 - I say, of those that I have seen,) which notwithstanding as it is full of stately speeches, and well-sounding phrases, climbing to the height of Seneca his style, and as full of notable morality, which it doth most delightfully teach, and so obtain the very end of poesy...
Pàgina 49 - Come purpureo fior languendo muore, che '1 vomere al passar tagliato lassa; o come carco di superchio umore il papaver ne l'orto il capo abbassa: così, giù de la faccia ogni colore cadendo, Dardinel di vita passa; passa di vita, e fa passar con lui l'ardire e la virtù de tutti i sui.
Pàgina 115 - But sweat of Hercules can ne'er beget So blest an issue. Therefore, we proclaim, If any spirit breathes within this round, Uncapable of weighty passion, (As from his birth being hugged in the arms, And nuzzled...
Pàgina 49 - Ch' amor sovente sospirando desta ; Se spira, e fa sentir di sé novella, E dopo molti giorni ancora resta, Mostra con chiaro ed evidente effetto, Come a principio buono era e perfetto. The unique importance of Ariosto in the history of Renaissance poetry justifies a lengthy examination of his masterpiece. In him the chief artistic forces of the age were so combined that he remains its best interpreter. Painting, the cardinal art of Italy, determined his method ; and the tide of his narrative car1...
Pàgina 243 - Amiam, che non ha tregua Con gli anni umana vita, e si dilegua. Amiam: che '1 Sol si muore e poi rinasce, A noi sua breve luce S'asconde C '1 sonno eterna notte adduce.
Pàgina 369 - Di più, di poi, di ma, di sì, di forsi, Di pur, di assai parole senza effetti ; Di pensier, di consigli, di concetti, Di congetture magre per apporsi D...

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