The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri

The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...was esteemed for his valour and courtesy. Afterwards he depended upon those richer than himself, and lived and died honourably." There are some anecdotes of him in the Cento Novelle Antiche, Nov. 41, 52, hardly worth quoting. It is doubtful whether the name oi Lombardo is a family name, or only indicates that Marco was an Italian, after the fashion then prevalent among the French of calling all Italians Lombards. See Note 124. Benvenuto says of him that he "was a man of noble mind, but disdainful, and easily moved to anger." Buti's portrait is as follows: "This Marco was a Venetian, called Marco Daca; and was a very learned man, and had many political virtues, and was very courteous, giving to poor noblemen all that he gained, and he gained much; for he was a courtier, and was much beloved for his virtue, and much was given him by the nobility; and as he gave to those who were in need, so he lent to all who asked. So that, coming to die, and having much still due to him, he made a will, and among other bequests this, that whoever owed him should not be held to pay the debt, saying, 4 Whoever has, may keep.'" Portarelli thinks that this Marco may be Marco Polo the traveller; but this is inadmissible, as he was still living at the time of Dante's death. 57. What Guido del Duca has told him of the corruption of Italy, in Canto XIV. 64. Ovid, Metamorph., X., Ozell's Tr.: --"The god upon its leaves The sad expression of his sorrow weaves, And to this hour the mournful purple wears At, at, inscribed in funeral characters." 67. See the article Cabala, at the end of Paradiso. 69. Boethius, Cons. Phil., V. Prosa 29 Ridpath's Tr.: --"'But in this indissoluble chain of causes, can we preserve the liberty of the...
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  • Paperback | 436 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 776g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236913701
  • 9781236913708