Italy: remarks made in several visits, from the year 1816 to 1854, Band 1

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Seite 176 - who indulge in the dreams of earthly retribution, will observe that the cruelty of Alfonso was not left without its recompense, even in his own person. He survived the affection of his subjects and of his dependants, who deserted him at his death ; and suffered his body to be interred without princely or decent honours. His last wishes were neglected ; his testament cancelled. His kinsman, Don Csesar, shrank from the excommunication of the Vatican, and, after a short struggle, or rather suspense,...
Seite 394 - Hic superum formas superi mirantur et ipsi, Et cupiunt fictis vultibus esse pares. Non potuit natura deos hoc ore creare, Quo miranda deum signa creavit homo.
Seite 169 - Este, cursing his past service, and retracting all the praises he had ever given in his verses to those princes, or to any individual connected with them, declaring that they were all a gang of poltroons, ingrates, and scoundrels (poltroni, ingrati, e ribaldi). For this offence he was arrested, conducted to the hospital of St. Anna, and confined in a solitary cell as a madman.
Seite 185 - L' orazione ch' io feci in Ferrara nel principio de l'Accademia, avrei caro che fosse veduta, e slmilmente quattro libri del poema eroico; del Gottifredo i sei ultimi canti, e de...
Seite 166 - Serassi, has left it without doubt, that the first cause of the poet's punishment was his desire to be occasionally, or altogether, free from his servitude at the court of Alfonso. In 1575, Tasso resolved to visit Rome, and enjoy the indulgence of the jubilee; "and this error...
Seite 170 - Tasso endured all the horrors of a solitary cell, and was under the care of a gaoler whose chief virtue, although he was a poet and a man of letters, was a cruel obedience to the commands of his prince. His name was Agostino Mosti. Tasso says of him, in a letter to his sister, " ed usa meco ogni sorte di rigors- ed inumanitiL...
Seite 158 - The bedstead, so they tell, has been carried off piecemeal, and the door half cut away, by the devotion of those whom ' the verse and prose ' of the prisoner have brought to Ferrara. The poet was confined in this room from the middle of March 1579, to December 1580, when he was removed to a contiguous apartment, much larger, in which, to use his own expressions, he could philosophise and walk about.
Seite 279 - Romans, who were forming their array in the mist, suddenly heard .the shouts of the enemy amongst them, on every side, and before they could fall into their ranks, or draw their swords, or see by whom they were attacked, felt at once that they were surrounded and lost. There are two little rivulets which run from the Gualandra into the lake. The traveller crosses the first of these at about a mile after he comes into the plain, and this divides the Tuscan from the Papal territories. The second, about...
Seite 293 - ... of autumn to the tempests of the vernal equinox. What has been said and sung of the tepid winter of Italy, is not intelligible to the north of Rome ; but in that divine city, for some transport may be allowed to the recollection of all its attractions, we assent to the praises of Virgil, and feel...
Seite 274 - The mother tenderly affectionate and tenderly beloved, — the friend unboundedly generous, but still esteemed, — the charitable patroness of all distress, cannot be forgotten by those whom she cherished, and protected, and fed. Her loss will be mourned the most where she was known the best; and, to the sorrows of very many friends, and more dependents, may be offered the disinterested regret of a stranger, who, amidst the sublimer scenes of the Leman Lake, received his chief satisfaction from...

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