Orlando Furioso Volume 6

Orlando Furioso Volume 6

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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. 1807 edition. Excerpt: ...cavern fam'd. Emilia Pia, hail! and hail with thee. 25 Fair Margarita: Gratiosa see! Angela Borgia, deck'd with every grace: Richarda, born of Este's generous race. Lo! where Bianca and Diana stand With all the sisterhood (a lovely band!) 30 Lo! beauteous Barbara and Laura there, Both wise and virtuous prov'd beyond compare: Ver. 19. Vtronica of Gamb'ra--Signora Veronica de Gambera, countess of Corregio, and sister to the cardinal of Gambera, composed many verses, that show great marks of genius, in close imitation of Bembo. Fbrnari. Ver. 22. Julia near--Another Julia is mentioned, ver. 54. and particularly characterized; but it is uncertain whether they are different persons. Ver. 23. Hippolito, of Sforza nam'd--Supposed to be one of the family of Ludovico Sforza, so often mentioned. Ver. 24. Trivulzia, from the holy cavern fam'd. Trivulzia, a virgin of Milan, who at fourteen years of age cave surprising marks of genius; she was learned in the Latin and Greek languages, and from her excellence in poetry is said by the poet to have been bred in the cave of Apollo, where the Sybils delivered their oracles in verse. Fornari. Ver. 25. Emilia Pia, hail! and hail with thee Fair Margarita---Emilia Pia is spoken of in the Cortegiano of Castiglione with great praise. Fornari. Ver. 28. Richarda--See Note on Book xiii. ver. 466. Ver. &J. Bianca and Diana stand This Diana is supposed here to be the same person that is celebrated in the xliid Book, ver. 652. Ver.31. Lo! beauteous Barbara and Laura--. He is here supposed to mean Barbara Turca, daughter of the duke of Brandeaburgh The sun from India's clime to Afric's coast, Surveys not two that nobler praise can boast. Behold Geneura! one whose virtues shine 35 With richest gems in Malatesta's line; That...show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236542592
  • 9781236542595