Orlando Innamorato Di Bojardo; Orlando Furioso Di Ariosto Volume 6

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byMatteo Maria Boiardo

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1834 edition. Excerpt: ... The object of the meeting was to settle any quarrel which might have occurred between them, and to unite their strength to avenge the wrongs of any of their number, who should happen to have been maltreated. At one of these assemblies, Morgana appeared with a mournful countenance, pale, and dressed as when Orlando, after a long chase, had made her prisoner.0 As she had sworn not to injure Orlando, Alcina spoke in her behalf, and called upon the other fairies to join in destroying Charlemagne and his followers. She was the more eager for this, as she herself had been very ill-used by Ruggero, who had cruelly deserted her.p When Demogorgon had heard all the tales of sorrow of Morgana, Dragontina, Fallerina, Alcina, and several other fairies, he authorized them to make common cause to avenge themselves; and the assembly gave full powers to Alcina for that purpose. This fairy, after a long deliberation with herself, thinks that Envy would be the proper agent to employ; and, accordingly, at her request, Envy poisons Gano, who became bitterly envious at the rich presents that Charlemagne made to Orlando, Ruggero, Rinaldo, Bradamante, Marfisa, &c.; in fact, to all the warriors who had so bravely fought against Agramante.'' The better to conceal his treacherous design, Gano asks permission to go, as a pilgrim, to the Holy Land; the truth was, that he wanted to speak to the Caliph of Egypt, to induce him to attack Jerusalem, then in the hands of the Christians;r and at the same time to prevail upon the Arabs to make war against Africa, then under the dominion of Charlemagne." He had arranged beforchand that Desiderio, king of Lombardy, should attack the Pope, who was supported by Charlemagne;'' that the Duke of Bavaria, Tassillone, (Gano''s...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1834 edition. Excerpt: ... The object of the meeting was to settle any quarrel which might have occurred between them, and to unite their...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:114 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217026524

ISBN - 13:9780217026529

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