The Hidden Servants and Other Very Old Stories

The Hidden Servants and Other Very Old Stories

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Imagine a quiet, green-latticed room in Venice overlooking the Grand Canal whose waters keep time in gently audible lappings to the lilt of the verse, -that lilt that is apparent even in the printed line, but which only a voice trained to Italian cadences can perfectly give. Imagine that voice half chanting, half reciting, these old, old legends, and with an absolute sincerity of conviction which stirs the mind of the listeners, mere children of to-day though they be, to a faith akin to that which conceived the tales. Where is there place for facts in such a scene, in such an experience? Or, if facts must be, are not all that are requisite easily to be gleaned from the poems themselves? Why state that Francesca is the daughter of an American artist, or that she has spent her life in Italy, when the artist inheritance, the Italian atmosphere, breathes in every poem our little book containsshow more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 5.08mm | 185.97g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1508413746
  • 9781508413745