Francesca Da Rimini; A Tragedy of Silvio Pellico

Francesca Da Rimini; A Tragedy of Silvio Pellico

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...century by Pandolfo, greatest of the family; so much so that scarcely a square foot, within or without, of the ancient surface, remained uncovered by statues, pilasters, capitals, entablatures, medallions, wreaths, monograms, and an endless variety of architectural and ornamental work. This work was done by that superlative artist, Leo Battista Alberti, and is ' infinitely charming, ' 'delicate, sweet, and captivating'; and though this was not there for the eyes of Francesca in her day, still the structure and its sombre outline are unchanged, and the same beautiful and interesting Roman-arched windows have remained as Francesca saw them when she rode through the street called by the same name; and also the rectangular, prison-like doorway has not been altered from what it was when Francesca entered and issued through its plain portals, as she went to kneel at its altars and tombs. FRANCESCA DA RIMINI NOTE. In the following pages I have scrupulously given the exact meaning and sentiment of the author, as I understand him, without any addition whatever of my own, or any subtraction whatever from his; and I hope in a form which will in some good degree represent the limpid style of the author, and be not repugnant to the ear of the English reader. If I have not utterly failed in this latter endeavor, I can have no fear that the result of a perusal will not be, on every thoughtful and sensitive soul, a tearful delight. J. F. B. Hartford, March, 1897. Francesca Da Rimini A TRAGEDY One day For our delight we read of Lancelot, How him love thralled. Alone we were, and no Suspicion near us. Oft-times by that reading Our eyes were drawn together, and the hue Fled from our altered cheek. But at one point Alone we fell. When of that smile we read, ...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236845870
  • 9781236845870