Translations. Prose

Translations. Prose

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...aggressor in the first instance, having slain one of the Sacchetti, and been afterwards slain himself by another. ' I should add that I do not think the possibility, however questionable, of these sonnets being authentically by Dante and Forese, depends solely on the admission of this word " avolino." The rapacity attributed to the "Bicci" of Sonnet I. seems a tendency somewhat akin to the insatiable gluttony which Forese is represented as expiating in Dante's Purgatory. Mention is also there made of Forese's wife, though certainly in a very different strain from that of Sonnet III.; but it is not impossible that the poet might have intended to make" amends to her as well as in some degree to her husband's memory. I am really more than half ashamed of so many "possibles " and " not impossihles "; but perhaps, having been led into the subject, am a little inclined that the reader should be worried with it like myself. At any rate, considering that these Sonnets are attributed by various old manuscripts to Dante and Forese Donati;--that various writers (beginning with Ubaldini, who seems to have ransacked libraries more than almost any one) have spoken of these and other sonnets by Forese against Dante, --that the feud between the Alighieri and Sacchetti, and the death of Geri, were certainly matters of unabated bitterness in Dante's lifetime, as we find the vendetta accomplished even after his death, --and lastly, that the sonnets attributed to Forese seem to be plausibly referable to this subject, --I have thought it pardonable towards myself and my readers to devote to these ill-natured and not very refined productions this very long and tiresome note....show more

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  • Paperback | 130 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 245g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236899687
  • 9781236899682