Memoirs of the Life and Writings of the Abate Metastasio, in Which Are Incorporated Transl. of His Principal Letters Volume 1
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. 1796 edition. Excerpt: ... this, she has freighted a bark with salutations for you, which I shall dispatch, on condition that you, in return, will present my constant respects to the Duchess of Bejar, whose picture in your letter has haunted me ever since I saw it. Addio, dear Gemello, be careful of your P 3. health, health, and sometimes think of your Metastasio. Vienna, Dec. 7, 1747. As no letters to Farinelli have been preserved, that were written in 1748, we shall return to his correspondents, Filipponi, and Pasquini, to whom he seems to have written with great openness of heart. L E T T E R m, . TO SIG. FILIPPONI. Your most welcome letter of the zd in.- stant, found me in the pleasant. country of Moravia, where I have been many months, far from the noise of the city, in pursuit of; that health, which always seems near, yet when I try to catch it, the phantom gives me the slip. I wander through two vast domains belonging to the incomparable Countess Althan, where the generosity of the magnificent lady of the mansion, the noble variety of the company, the abundance of whatever can contribute to delight, as Well as comfort, the princely apartments, the the situation, air, walks, conversation, and, in short, the whole tenor of a life sufficiently rustic for the enjoyment of all the beauties of nature, without being deprived of the conveniences of art; and above all, the ad-f vantages which I feel in this tranquil retirement, from the care that is taken of my disordered machine; these make me forget the complaints I brought with me, which, either from the chearfulness the mind acquires here, or the circumstances just mentioned, appear, or are in reality, nearly subdued. This is the news which you defired. Soslowitz, Sept. 29, 1747. LETTER IV. TO THE SAME. General..
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