Historical Illustrations of the Fourth Canto of Childe Harold: Containing Dissertations on the Ruins of Rome; and an Essay on Italian Literature

John Murray, 1818 - 584 páginas

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Página 472 - Pur nuova legge impone oggi i sepolcri fuor de' guardi pietosi, e il nome a
Página 206 - In subterranean damps, where the owl peep'd, Deeming it midnight : — Temples, baths, or halls ? Pronounce who can ; for all that Learning reap'd From her research hath been, that these are walls — Behold the Imperial Mount! 'tis thus the mighty falls.
Página 51 - Rome ! my country ! city of the soul ! The orphans of the heart must turn to thee, Lone mother of dead empires ! and control In their shut breasts their petty misery. What are our woes and sufferance ? Come and see The cypress, hear the owl, and plod your way O'er steps of broken thrones and temples, Ye. ! Whose agonies are evils of a day — A world is at our feet as fragile as our clay. The Niobe of nations ! there she stands, Childless and crownless, in her voiceless woe ; An empty urn within...
Página 327 - In vain ! they gaze, turn giddy, rave and die. Religion, blushing, veils her sacred fires, And unawares Morality expires. Nor public flame, nor private, dares to shine; Nor human spark is left, nor glimpse Divine; Lo! thy dread empire, Chaos! is restor'd; Light dies before thy uncreating word: Thy hand, great Anarch ! lets the curtain fall ; And universal Darkness buries All.
Página 387 - E die funesti augurii Al femminile ornato ; E con le truci Eumenidi Le care Grazie avvinse ; E di crudele immagine La tua bellezza tinse.
Página 18 - Albano had obtained for him were carried into effect. Then it was that Tasso — after having suffered these hardships for some time, seeing himself constantly discountenanced by the Duke and the Princesses, abandoned by his friends, and derided by his enemies— could no longer contain himself within the bounds of moderation, but, giving vent to his choler, publicly broke forth into the most injurious expressions imaginable, both against the Duke and all the house of Este, cursing his past service,...
Página 27 - who indulge in the dreams of earthly retribution, will observe that the cruelty of Alfonso was not left without its recompense, even in his own person. He survived the affection of his subjects and of his dependants, who deserted him at his death ; and suffered his body to be interred without princely or decent honours. His last wishes were neglected ; his testament cancelled. His kinsman, Don...
Página 408 - Sublime specchio di veraci detti, Mostrami in corpo e in anima qual sono : Capelli, or radi in fronte, e rossi pretti ; Lunga statura, e capo a terra prono ; Sottil persona in su due stinchi schietti ; Bianca pelle, occhi azzurri, aspetto buono ; Giusto naso, bel labro, e denti eletti...
Página 473 - Ghibellin fuggiasco, e tu i cari parenti e l'idioma desti a quel dolce di Calliope labbro che Amore in Grecia nudo e nudo in Roma d'un velo candidissimo adornando, rendea nel grembo a Venere Celeste...

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