Orlando innamorato di Bojardo: Orlando furioso di Ariosto: with an essay on the romantic narrative poetry of the Italians, Volume 1

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Pagina 173 - Sì che ogni parte ad ogni parte splende i), Distribuendo ugualmente la luce : Similemente agli splendor mondani Ordinò general ministra e duce, Che permutasse a tempo li ben vani Di gente in gente e d'uno in altro sangue, .Oltre la difension de
Pagina 64 - Respondiera el buen conde con esfuerzo singular: — Calledes por Dios, mi tío, no me queráis enojar; quien no ama las mujeres no se puede hombre llamar; mas la vida que yo tengo por ellas quiero gastar.
Pagina 131 - ... exist a nation so brutishly rude, as not to listen with enthusiasm to the songs of their bards, recounting the exploits of their forefathers, recording their laws and moral precepts, or hymning the praises of their deities. But where the feelings are frequently stretched to the highest pitch, by the vicissitudes of a life of danger and military adventure, this predisposition of a savage people, to admire their own rude poetry and music, is heightened, and its tone becomes peculiarly determined.
Pagina 172 - The destinee, ministre general, That executeth in the world over al The purveiance, that God hath sen beforne; So strong it is, that though the world had sworne The contrary of a thing by ya or nay, Yet somtime it shall fallen on a day That falleth nat efte in a thousand yere.
Pagina 183 - Out of the ground a fury infernal sterte, From Pluto sent, at requeste of Saturne, For which his hors for fere gan to turne, And lepte aside, and foundred as he lepe: And er that Arcite may take any kepe, He pight him on the pomel of...
Pagina 36 - Usages est en Normandie, Que qui hebergiez est, qu'il die Fable ou chanson die a son oste. Barbazan, Pref. vol. iii. p. 11. It seems that the Normans were so fond of these popular tales or lays, that even during long processions, while the clergy took breath and discontinued psalm-singing, the women began singing some of the profane lays, nugaces cantilenas. Le Grand's Preface to his collection of Fabliaux et Conies.
Pagina 133 - ... whomsoever they find to be most licentious of life, most bold and lawless in his doings, most dangerous and desperate in all parts of disobedience and rebellious disposition, him they set up and glorify in their rhymes, him they praise to the people, and to young men make an example to follow.
Pagina 131 - By this natural alliance, the lays, " steeped in the stream of harmony," are more easily retained by the reciter, and produce upon his audience a more impressive effect. Hence, there has hardly been found to exist a nation so brutishly rude, as not to listen with enthusiasm to the songs of their bards, recounting the exploits of their forefathers, recording their laws and moral precepts, or hymning the praises of their deities. But, where the feelings are frequently...
Pagina 3 - ... eles ont deus amis ou trois avoc leur barons, et s'i va li ors et li argens et li vairs et li gris, et si i vont herpeor et jogleor et li roi del siècle : avoc ciax voil jou aler, mais que j'aie Nicolete ma tresdouce amie aveuc mi.
Pagina 3 - Mais en infer voil jou aler, car en infer vont li bel clerc, et li bel cevalier qui sont mort as tornois et as rices gueres, et li...

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