Cities of northern and central Italy, Volume 3

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Pagina 132 - Ed io a lui: Io mi son un che, quando Amore spira, noto, ed a quel modo Che detta dentro, vo significando. Che il Notajo, e Guittone, e me ritenne Di qua dal dolce stil nuovo ch' i
Pagina 208 - So on he fares, and to the border comes Of Eden, where delicious Paradise, Now nearer, crowns with her enclosure green, As with a rural mound, the champaign head Of a steep wilderness...
Pagina 197 - Behind him cast ; the broad circumference Hung on his shoulders like the moon, whose orb Through optic glass the Tuscan artist views At evening from the top of Fesole Or in Valdarno, to descry new lands, Rivers, or mountains, in her spotty globe.
Pagina 132 - O frate, issa vegg'io, diss'egli, il nodo Che il Notaio, e Guttone, e me ritenne Di qua dal dolce stil nuovo ch'i' odo. Io veggio ben come le vostre penne Diretro al dittator sen vanno strette, Che delle nostre certo non avvenne.
Pagina 17 - There, too, the Goddess loves in stone, and fills * The air around with beauty ; we inhale The ambrosial aspect, which, beheld, instils Part of its immortality ; the veil Of heaven is half undrawn ; within the pale We stand, and in that form and face behold What mind can make, when Nature's self would And to the fond idolaters of old [fail ; Envy the innate flash which such a soul could mould : L.
Pagina 182 - In a villa overhanging the towers of Florence, on the steep slope of that lofty hill crowned by the mother city the ancient Fiesole, in gardens which Tully might have envied, with Ficino, Landino and Politian at his side, he delighted his hours of leisure with the beautiful visions of Platonic philosophy, for which the summer stillness of an Italian sky appears the most congenial accompaniment.
Pagina 32 - John de Bologna, after he had finished a group of a young man holding up a young woman in his arms, with an old man at his feet, called his friends together, to tell him what name he should give it, and it was agreed to call it The Rape of the Sabines*; and this is the celebrated group which now stands before the old Palace at Florence.
Pagina 208 - Insuperable height of loftiest shade, Cedar, and pine, and fir, and branching palm, A sylvan scene, and, as the ranks ascend Shade above shade, a woody theatre Of stateliest view.
Pagina 106 - Tis lost in shade ; yet, like the basilisk, It fascinates, and is intolerable. His mien is noble, most majestical ! Then most so, when the distant choir is heard At morn or eve...
Pagina 105 - Nor then forget that chamber of the dead, Where the gigantic shapes of Night and Day, Turned into stone, rest everlastingly : Yet still are breathing and shed round at noon A twofold influence,— only to be felt — A light, a darkness, mingling each with each ; Uoth, and yet neither.

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