The Complete Writings Of James Russell Lowell (volume 5) by James Russell LowellThe Complete Writings Of James Russell Lowell (volume 5) by James Russell Lowell

The Complete Writings Of James Russell Lowell (volume 5)

byJames Russell Lowell

Paperback | February 3, 2012

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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. 1904. Excerpt: ... DANTE1 1872 ON the banks of a little river so shrunken by the suns of summer that it seems fast passing into a tradition, but so swollen by the autumnal rains with Italian suddenness of passion that the massy bridge shudders under the impatient heap of waters behind it, stands a city which, in its period of bloom not so large as Boston, may well rank next to Athens in the history which teaches come f uom / eterna. Originally only a convenient spot in the valley where the fairs of the neighboring Etruscan city of Fiesole were held, it gradually grew from a huddle of booths to a town, and then to a city, which absorbed its ancestral neighbor and became a cradle for the arts, the letters, the science, and the commerce2 of modern Europe. For her 1 The Shadow of Dante, being an Essay towards studying Himself, his World, and his Pilgrimage. By Maria Francesca Rossetti. "Se Dio te lasci, lettor, prender frutto Di tua lezione." Boston: Roberts Brothers. 1872. 8vo, pp. 296. aThe Florentines should seem to have invented or re-invented banks, book-keeping by double-entry, and bills of exCimabue wrought, who infused Byzantine formalism with a suggestion of nature and feeling: for her the Pisani, who divined at least, if they could not conjure with it, the secret of Greek supremacy in sculpture; for her the marvellous boy Ghiberti proved that unity of composition and grace of figure and drapery were never beyond the reach of genius;1 for her Brunelleschi curved the dome which Michael Angelo hung in air on St. Peter's; for her Giotto reared the bell-tower graceful as an Horatian ode in marble; and the great triumvirate of Italian poetry, good sense, and culture called her mother. There is no modern city about which cluster so many elevating associations, none in which ...
Title:The Complete Writings Of James Russell Lowell (volume 5)Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021775001X

ISBN - 13:9780217750011