(Italy, a Poem)

(Italy, a Poem)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1840* edition. Excerpt: ... Beaumont and Fletcher. t Galileo came to Arcetri at the close of the year 1633; and remained there, while he lived, by an order of the Inquisition. It is without the walls, near the Porta Romaua. He was buried with all honour in the church of the Santa Croce. t II Giojello. Milton went to Italy in 1638. "There it was," says he, "that I found and visited the famous Galileo grown old, a prisoner to the Inquisition." "Old and blind," he might have said. Galileo, by his own account, became blind in December, 1637. Milton, as we learn from the date of Sir In manly beauty Milton stood before him, Gazing with reverent awe--Milton, his guest, Just then come forth, all life and enterprize; He in his old age and extremity, Blind, at noon-day exploring with his staff; His eyes upturned as to the golden sun, His eye-balls idly rolling. Little then Did Galileo think whom he received; That in his hand he held the hand of one Who could requite him--who would spread his name O'er lands and seas--great as himself, nay greater; Milton as little thought in him he saw, As in a glass, what he himself should be, Destined so soon to fall on evil days And evil tongues--so soon, alas, to live In darkness, and with dangers compassed round, And solitude. Well-pleased, could we pursue The Arno, from his birth-place in the clouds, So near the yellow Tiber's springing up From his four fountains on the Apennine, That mountain ridge a sea-mark to the ships Sailing on either sea. Downward he runs, Scattering fresh verdure thro' the desolate wild, Henry Wotton's letter to him, had not left England on the 18th of Apr i following.--See Tiraboschi, and Wotton's Remains. They rise within thirteen miles of each other. Down by the City of Hermits, ...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236564219
  • 9781236564214