Giovanni Milton e l'Italia

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Էջ 61 - TRAGEDY, as it was anciently composed, bath been ever held the gravest, moralest, and most profitable of all other poems : therefore said by Aristotle to be of power, by raising pity and fear, or terror, to purge the mind of those and such like passions, that is, to temper and reduce them to just measure with a kind of delight, stirred up by reading- or seeing those passions well imitated.
Էջ 103 - Milton's strong pinion now not Heav'n can bound, Now, serpent-like, in prose he sweeps the ground. In quibbles Angel and Archangel join, And God the Father turns a School-divine. Not that I'd lop the beauties from his book, Like slashing Bentley with his desp'rate hook; Or damn all Shakespeare, like th' affected fool At Court, who hates whate'er he read at School.
Էջ 56 - Phoebus' quire, That tunest their happiest lines in hymn or story. Dante shall give Fame leave to set thee higher Than his Casella, whom he woo'd to sing, Met in the milder shades of purgatory.
Էջ 23 - Si quando indigenas revocabo in carmina reges, Arturumque etiam sub terris bella moventem ! Aut dicam invictae sociali foedere mensae Magnanimos Heroas, et (O modo spiritus adsit) Frangam Saxonicas Britonum sub Marte phalanges.
Էջ 4 - What might this be? A thousand fantasies Begin to throng into my memory, Of calling shapes and beckoning shadows dire, And airy tongues that syllable men's names On sands and shores and desert wildernesses.
Էջ 61 - ... to temper and reduce them to just measure with a kind of delight, stirred up by reading or seeing those passions well imitated. Nor is Nature wanting in her own effects to make good his assertion : for so in physic things of melancholic hue and quality are used against melancholy, sour against sour, salt to remove salt humours.
Էջ 22 - Dimorava allora il Manso nella dilettevolissima piaggia del mare in un bel casamento alquanto sopra gli altri elevato, e attorno attorno di bellissimi giardini circuito, i quali dalla vegnente primavera di nuove frondi e di variati fiori tutti rivestiti, con la verdura e col soave odore di quelli, e molto più con la purità dell'aria, per siffatto modo Torquato dalla sua invecchiata malinconia ricrearono, che tra per questo e per la libertà ch'egli si prendeva in quella casa, che non pure d...
Էջ 80 - Attending the precedent relation, it is allowed that this present work of Davanzati may be printed. - Vincent Rabatta, &c. It may be printed, July 15. - Friar Simon Mompei d' Amelia, chancellor of the holy office in Florence.
Էջ 62 - Sophocles, and Euripides, the three tragic poets unequalled yet by any, and the best rule to all who endeavour to write tragedy. The circumscription of time wherein the whole drama begins and ends, is according to ancient rule, and best example, within the space of twenty-four hours.

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