Galatea

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Published: 1896
Language: Italian
Wordcount: 62,267 / 195 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 2,605
Added to site: 2006.10.02
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ragionanti, sparse sulla faccia della terra, non l'abbiano ancora sentito. Capisco che per molti è questione di vivere, e i bisogni urgenti non danno agio a pensare: capisco ancora che la felicità suprema dell'estasi inerte richiede un alto grado di perfezione intellettuale. Ma tutti quelli che l'hanno raggiunto, quel grado, perchè si vengono moltiplicando senza ragione i bisogni? perchè vanno attorno cercando i malanni col lumicino? perchè ficcano la mano nel vaso di Pandora, rovistando nel fondo, se per caso ci fosse rimasto ancora un fastidio? A buon conto, io non mi prenderò quello di salire a Santa Giustina. Si sta qui tanto bene, mezzo appoggiati e mezzo seduti sulla spalla dell'argine! Passano a coppie le farfalle, pieridi e vanesse dorate, rincorrendosi tra le piante, apparendo e disparendo senza posa, contente di agitarsi e di vivere; vengono folgorando nell'aria, quasi radendo il pelo dell'acqua, le damigelle e i cavalocchi dalle diafane ali iridate, dai cor

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