The Literature of Italy, from the Origin of the Italian Language to the Death of Boccacio

The Literature of Italy, from the Origin of the Italian Language to the Death of Boccacio

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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. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ...vitiorum, probrum ingens, foetor ultimus orbis terrse." And again he says: " Non tarn propter se quam propter concursantes et coactas ibi concretasque orbis sordes ac nequitias, hic locus a principio multis atque ante alios mihi pessimu3 omnium visus est." 1 Giovanni Andrea. According to Tiraboschi--"II pii1 celebre canonista non solo di questo secolo, ma forse ancor d'ogni tempo."--(Vol. v., p. 303.) His daughter, Novella, was so well instructed by her father, that, at times, she used to lecture in his stead. On those occasions, she sat behind a small curtain, that the attention of the students might not be attracted by her great beauty. The following curious account is in the manuscript of Christina da Pizzano, entitled " La Cite1 des Dames." " Jean Andre solempnel legists a Boulogne-la-grasse, n'estoit pas d'opinion que mal fust que femmes fussent lettrees. Quand a sa belle et bonne fille, qu' il tant ama, qui ot nom Nouvelle, fist apprendre lettres, et si avant la Loix, que quand il estoit occupS d'aucune essoine, parquoy il ne pouvait vacquer a lire les lecons a ses escholieres, il envoya Nouvelle sa fille lire en son lieu aux escholes en chayere. Et afin que la biaute d'icelle n'empechast la pensee des oyans, elle avait un petit courtine au devant d'elle," &c., &c.--Vide Tiraboschi, vol. v., p. 811. 2 Afterwards Archbishop of Genoa. The society of such men as Cino di Pistoja and Cecco d' Ascoli nourished the poetical tendencies of his mind. On his return from an excursion which he had made from Bologna to Venice, he learnt the death of his mother (1325). Petracco only survived Eletta one year. On the receipt of this last intelligence, Petrarch and his brother Gerard quitted Bologna for Avignon, to take possession of whatever property might...
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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236658574
  • 9781236658579