Life of Michael Angelo, Tr. by F.E. Bunnett

Life of Michael Angelo, Tr. by F.E. Bunnett

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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. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ... Have you therefore lived so long to act thus? God be with you.--Michelangelo." "We feel that the letter was not written only for Lodovico. Unfortunately all information as to the particulars is missing. Among those of whom the father is to beware, Gismondo and Giovansimone are intended, as they more than once had worked through him against Michael Angelo. Severe provocation must have occurred, to have given rise to such bitter expressions. Still it is possible that he also was not without blame. For we have often seen that he allowed himself to be hurried into words for which he had to make amends, and for which, indeed, he always did make amends. We frequently observe that those who act most tenderly, most self-sacrificingly, when they feel themselves misunderstood, are often carried away into a severity of expression, which, had they weighed their words, would have seemed insufferable even to themselves. Lodovico died from old age. His death, says Condivi. was so easy, and his colour after his departure was so natural, that he seemed to slumber. The sorrow that shook Michael Angelo's heart when he, himself crossing the threshold of old age, had lost those to whom all his work had been hitherto consecrated, is shown by the following poem, in which he endeavoured to soothe his grief. Os The Death Op His Father Lodovico, After The Death Of His Brother Buonarroto. Already had I wept and sighed Bo much, I thought all grief for ever at an end, Exhaled in sighs, shed forth in bitter tears. But death comes digging at the fount of woe, The very roots and veins invidiously, Filling with grief the soul, with pain the heart. Therefore from one sole point two sorrows spring, Distinct, and full of bitterness, --twofold, --Subjects for sep'rate...show more

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  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 259g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236527895
  • 9781236527899