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. 1895 Excerpt: ...sun as it rose after its brief hour of eclipse behind the mountain range. But as I listened there came the summons of the boat, the old ...Read MoreThis 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. 1895 Excerpt: ...sun as it rose after its brief hour of eclipse behind the mountain range. But as I listened there came the summons of the boat, the old voyageur cry, " Ah ho! Ah ho! II faut porter!" I gave one farewell look at this arctic garden, seen for the first time by a white woman's eyes, climbed down through the roses aud silver-berries, and a few minutes later our little boat was on its southern way, stemming bravely the mighty flood of the Mackenzie.--One of the most pleasant events of the Tasso Centenary has been the reproduction, by Pier Desiderio Pasolini, of Flaminio Nobili's Treatise of Human Love, with autographic notes by his contemporary, Torquato Tasso. Count Pasolini has, besides the charme et I'air agreable of a delightful style, the rarer gift of feeling, and enabling his readers to feel, the reality of figures which the centuries have turned to dust. From old chronicles he evolved a Caterina Sforza of flesh and blood, --"a being breathing thoughtful breath,"--as real as any woman of the nineteenth century; and now, in his preface to simple-minded Flaminio Nobili, he has done the same part by Leonora and Lucrezia d'Este, Duchess Kenata, and Francesco-Maria della Rovere. One would have thought that after Goethe, Byron, Symonds, and the rest of the innumerable train who have dealt with the subject, nothing remained to be said of the Bergamo poet and his time; but the wand of the diviner reveals fresh water in parched places, and the publication of this pamphlet, annotated by the hand of Tasso, which Pasolini chanced on one day in the old printshop in Piazza Ara Cceli, has been the occasion of a terse, but vivid and sympathetic study of the elements which went to form the " only Christian of our Renaissance." As Symonds says, ...Read Less
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