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Childe Harold's Pilgrimage


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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1818 edition. Excerpt: ...recovered from the Gallic idolatries of Cesarotti, has returned to the ancient worship, and the Danteggiare of the northern Italians is thought even indiscreet by the more moderate Tuscans. There is still much curious information relative to the life and writings of this great poet which has not as yet been collected even by the Italians; but the celebrated Ugo Fosculo meditates to supply this defect, and it is not to be regretted that this national work has been reserved for the patriotism of the author of the letters of Ortis. Stanza LVII. Like Scipio buried by the upbraiding shore, Thy factions in their worse than civil war Proscribed, fyc. The elder Scipio Africanus had a tomb if he was not buried at Liternum, whither he had retired to voluntary banishment. This tomb was near the seashore, and the story of an inscription upon it, Irigtata Patria, having given a name to a modern tower, is", if not true, an agreeable fiction. If he was not buried he certainly lived there.1 In cosl angusta e solitaria villa Era '1 grand' uomo che d'Africa s'appella Perche prima col ferro al vivo aprilia2.. " Ingratitude is generally supposed the vice peculiar to republics; and it seems to be forgotten that for one instance of popular inconstancy, we have a hundred examples of the fall of courtly favourites. Besides, a people have often repented--a monarch seldom or never. Leaving apart many familiar proofs of this fact, a short story may show the difference between even an aristocracy and the multitude." f Vettor Pisani, having been defeated in 1354 at Portolongo, and many years afterwards in the more decisive action of Pola, by the Genoese, was recalled by the Venetian government, and thrown into chains; The Avvogadori proposed to behead him, but the su-J preme...

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