Beiträge zur italienische Geschichte, Volume 1

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Pagina 414 - 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 415 - O'er lands and seas — great as himself, nay greater; Milton as little that in him he saw, As in a glass, what he himself should be, Destined so soon to fall on evil days And evil...
Pagina 414 - Nearer we hail Thy sunny slope, ABCETBI, sung of old For its green wine ; dearer to me, to most, As dwelt on by that great astronomer, Seven years a prisoner at the city-gate, Let in but in his grave-clothes. Sacred be His villa (justly was it called The Gem !) Sacred the lawn, where many a cypress threw Its length of shadow, while he watched the stars...
Pagina 414 - Glimmered, at blush of morn he dressed his vines, Chanting aloud in gaiety of heart Some verse of ARIOSTO ! There, unseen, In manly beauty MILTON stood before him, Gazing with reverent awe — MILTON, his guest. Just then come forth, all life and enterprise ; He in his old age and extremity, Blind, at noon-day exploring with his staff; His eyes upturned as to the golden sun, His eye-balls idly rolling. Little then Did GALILEO think whom he...

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