Landor by Sidney ColvinLandor by Sidney Colvin


bySidney Colvin

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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. 1898. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER TI. KESOLE AND ENGLAND THE EXAMINATION OF SHAKSPEARE PERICLES AND ASPASIA THE PENTAMERON. 1829--1837. The years spent by Landor in his villa at Fiesole seem, on the whole, to have been the happiest in his life. His children were not yet of the age when the joy which children give either ceases or is transformed; they were still his rapturously loved playmates; and the farm and gardens of the villa made the rarest of playgrounds. Father and children alike found endless occupation and pastime in delving, planting, clearing, gardening, and the keeping of pets. For the first time since he went abroad Landor's love of animals had now full play. Besides the great house-dog Parigi, we hear of the cat Cincirillo, and the difficulty of keeping him from the birds; of a tame marten, for whom when he died his master composed a feeling epitaph; a tame leveret, and all manner of other pets. The place was as beautiful and fertile as it was rich in associations. From amid the clouds of olive, and spires of cypress within his gates, Landor loved to look down to right and left along the sweep of Valdarno, or away towards the distant woods of Vallombrosa, or the misty ridges above Arezzo; he loved at sunset to watch all the hills of Tuscany turning to amethyst beneath those skies of pearl. "Let mc sit down and muse by thee Awhile, aerial Fiesole," he wrote; and even while he found his new home the best, his thoughts went back with affection to that which he had left in Wales. "Llanthonv! an uneenial clime, And the broad wing of restless Time, Have rudely swept thy mossy walls And rocked thy abbots in their palls. I loved thee by thy streams of yore, By distant streams I love thee more." To his friend Francis Ilare, who had married not long before, Landor writes: ".....
Title:LandorFormat:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217496903

ISBN - 13:9780217496902