A Decade of Italian Women, V. II (of 2)

A Decade of Italian Women, V. II (of 2)

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"[...] A PARTY AT HER HOUSE. A party of "gentilhuomini virtuosi" there were discussing Petrarch; and the question was raised, how far he had availed himself of ideas suggested to him by ancient Tuscan and Provencal poets. While this was being debated, "L'Humore da Bologna" came in. This personage is mentioned frequently by Domenichi as a sayer and doer of eccentricities and droll things; but I have not succeeded in finding any account of him; and think it probable that "L'Humore" may have been one of those nicknames which the Italians are so fond of bestowing on one another. He at once showed himself to be quite at home, says Ludovico, laid aside his cloak; and entering into the conversation, gave it as his opinion that Petrarch had served the verses of his predecessors as[...].""show more

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  • Paperback | 356 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 19mm | 476g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507506872
  • 9781507506875