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A Translation of Giovanni Boccaccio's Life of Dante (Paperback) Loot Price: R326
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A Translation of Giovanni Boccaccio's Life of Dante (Paperback): Giovanni Boccaccio

A Translation of Giovanni Boccaccio's Life of Dante (Paperback)

Giovanni Boccaccio

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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.1900 Excerpt: ... XVII EXPLANATION OF THE DREAM OF DANTE'S MOTHER AND CONCLUSION HAVE shown briefly the origin, studies, life, habits, and works of that splendid man and illustrious poet, Dante Alighieri, and made besides certain digressions, according as I have been permitted by Him who is the giver of every grace. I know that many others could have done it much better and more discreetly, but he who does what he can, no more is required of him. My having written what I could will not serve as a bar to any one else who believes that he can write better than I have done. Indeed, perhaps, if I have anywhere erred, I shall, to tell the truth, give to another an occasion for writing about our Dante, which up to this time I find no one has done. But my task is not yet at an end. One portion in the plan which I promised for my work remains for me to conclude; that is, the dream of the mother of our poet, seen by her when she was pregnant with him. Of this I intend to deliver myself as briefly as I can, and bring my essay to an end. The gentle lady in her pregnancy saw herself at the foot of a lofty laurel, hard by a clear spring, and there gave birth to a son, who, as I have above said, in a short time, feeding on the falling berries of that laurel and the water of the spring, became a great shepherd, and exceedingly desirous of the berries of the laurel under which he was. While he tried to reach them, it appeared to her that he fell, and suddenly she seemed to see, not him, but instead of him a beautiful peacock. Disturbed by this marvel, the gentle lady awoke from her sweet sleep without seeing more of him. The divine goodness, which from all eternity, as well as now, foresees every future event, is of its own beneficence accustomed, when nature, its general minister, is about...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Giovanni Boccaccio
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 36
ISBN-13: 978-1-235-79672-2
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-235-79672-8
Barcode: 9781235796722

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