The Poetical Works of Lord Byron. Repr. with Life, Notes &C. 'Albion' Ed

The Poetical Works of Lord Byron. Repr. with Life, Notes &C. 'Albion' Ed

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...' per altre Vcncziane memorie traspiri, che non il sola desidcrio di vendetta lo dispose alia congiura ma anche la innata abituale ambition sua, per cui anelava a farsi principe independente.' The first motive appears to have been excited by the gross affront of the words written by Michael Steno on the ducal chair, and by the light and inadequate sentence of the Forty on the offender, who was one of their 'tre Capi.' The attentions of Steno himself appear to have been directed towards one of her damsels, and not the 'Dogaressa' herself, against whose fame not the slightest insinuation appears, while she is praised for her beauty, and remarked for her youth. Neither do I find it asserted (unless the hint of Sandi be an assertion), that the Doge was actuated by jealousy of his wife; but rather by respect for her, and for his own honour, warranted by his past services and present dignity. I know not that the historical facts are alluded to in English, unless by Dr Moore in his View of Italy. His account is false and flippant, full of stale jests about old men and young wives, and wondering at so great an effect from so slight a cause. How so acute and severe an observer of mankind as the author of Zeluco could wonder at this is inconceivable. He knew that a basin of water spilt on Mrs Masham's gown deprived the Duke of Marlborough of his command, and led to the inglorious peace of Utrecht--that Louis XIV. was plunged into the most desolating wars, because his minister was nettled at his rinding fault with a window, and wished to give him another occupation--that Helen lost Troy--that Lucretia expelled the Tarquins from Rome--and that Cava brought the Moors to Spain--that an insulted husband led the Gauls to Clusium, and thence to Rome--that a...show more

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  • Paperback | 670 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 34mm | 1,175g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236539745
  • 9781236539748