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Histoire littéraire d'Italie

vol. 2

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Published: 1824
Language: French
Wordcount: 150,962 / 500 pg
LoC Categories: PN, DG
Downloads: 353
Added to site: 2010.03.15
mnybks.net#: 27007
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: History
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o E vidi un bianco viso Con una barba grande Che su 'l petto si spande.

Li domandai del nome, E chi egli era, e come Si stava si soletto Senza niun ricetto.

Cola dove fue nato Fu Tolomeo chiamato Mastro di strolomia[A] E di filosofia, etc.]

[Note A: Pour Astronomia.]

Voilà donc une vision du poëte, une description de lieux et d'objets fantastiques, un égarement dans une forêt, une peinture idéale de vertus et de vices; la rencontre d'un ancien poëte latin qui sert de guide au poëte moderne, et celle d'un ancien astronome qui lui explique les phénomènes du ciel; et voilà peut-être aussi le premier germe de la conception du poëme du Dante, ou du moins de l'idée générale dans laquelle il jeta et fondit en quelque sorte ses trois idées particulières du Paradis, du Purgatoire et de l'Enfer[9]. Il aura une vision comme son maître; il s'é

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