Tasso and His Times

Paperback | January 16, 2012

byWilliam Boulting

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1907. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII THE TRUE COURTIER'S BOWER OF BLISS Court Life at Ferrara--Character and Appearance of Tasso--The Loves of Cardinal I.uigi and Lucrezia Bendidio--The "Aminta "--Fetes at Pesaro--Henri III. and his Escape from Poland--His Reception at Venice--A Literary Courtesan--Guarini on the Courtier--The Gcrusalemme finished WHEN, towards the close of the year, the Duke returned to his domain after taking the waters, he did not stay long at Ferrara, but, with his court, and Tasso, in all likelihood, went to Comacchio a-fishing. Fishing and hunting were favourite amusements of the courtiers. Every year they repaired to the villas that had been built, here and there, along that dejected shore, a shore that none the less has a peculiar charm of its own; for the grey, flat, sludgy moorland bordering the green shallows of the sea is interlaced with pools that reflect the frown of waving sedges and the blue and white of changing skies and the crimson of sunset. The silence of the morass is now and again broken by strange, wild cry of waterfowl that haunt the place. Close by was the great woodland of Mesola, where the Duke had built himself a sumptuous palace encircled by twelve miles of wall; in the enclosure was primaeval forest, stocked with deer and all kinds of game; and, without the wall, if not within it, wolves and boars were to be turned out of the undergrowth in plenty, and all kinds of dangerous sport was to be had. Perhaps at this time, certainly later on, Tasso was a guest at Mesola. This privilege of going in villegiatura with the Estensi was accorded only to the envied few. Tasso has sung of the joyous days of Mesola, l-where some of the men, bent on sport, were wont to brave fierce salt winds blowing from the sea and heralding the approach of winter, whil...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1907. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII THE TRUE COURTIER'S BOWER OF BLISS Court Life at Ferrara--Character and Appearance of Tasso--The Loves of Cardinal I.uigi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:86 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:January 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217564453

ISBN - 13:9780217564458

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