Saggio di critica sul Paradiso perduto

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Rizzi, 1818 - 356 pages

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Page 182 - Insuperable height of loftiest shade, Cedar, and pine, and fir, and branching palm, A sylvan scene ; and as the ranks ascend, Shade above shade, a woody theatre Of stateliest view.
Page 184 - Upon the rapid current, which through veins Of porous earth with kindly thirst up drawn, Rose a fresh fountain, and with many a rill Watered the garden ; thence united fell Down the steep glade, and met the nether flood, Which from his darksome passage now appears...
Page 184 - And all amid them stood the tree of life, High eminent, blooming ambrosial fruit Of vegetable gold; and next to life Our death the tree of knowledge grew fast by, Knowledge of good bought dear by knowing ill.
Page 184 - Thus was this place, A happy rural seat of various view : Groves whose rich trees wept odorous gums and balm; Others whose fruit, burnished with golden rind, Hung amiable — Hesperian fables true, If true, here only — and of delicious taste.
Page 184 - But rather to tell how, if art could tell, How from that sapphire fount the crisped brooks, Rolling on orient pearl and sands of gold, With mazy error under pendent shades Ran nectar, visiting each plant, and fed Flowers worthy of Paradise; which not nice art In beds and curious knots, but nature boon Poured forth profuse on hill and dale and plain...
Page 186 - Her crystal mirror holds, unite their streams. The birds their quire apply; airs, vernal airs, Breathing the smell of field and grove, attune The trembling leaves ; while universal Pan, Knit with the Graces and the Hours in dance, Led on the eternal spring.
Page 184 - Imbrowned the noontide bowers : thus was this place A happy rural seat of various view ; — Groves whose rich trees wept odorous gums and balm, Others, whose fruit, burnished with golden rind, Hung amiable, Hesperian fables * true, If true, here only, and of delicious taste...
Page 182 - All sadness but despair : now gentle gales, Fanning their odoriferous wings, dispense Native perfumes, and whisper whence they stole Those balmy spoils.
Page 180 - L'aura, non ch'altro, Ŕ de la maga effetto, l'aura che rende gli alberi fioriti: co' fiori eterni eterno il frutto dura, e mentre spunta l'un, l'altro matura.
Page 180 - Vezzosi augelli infra le verdi fronde temprano a prova lascivette note; mormora l'aura, e fa le foglie e l'onde garrir, che variamente ella percote. Quando taccion gli augelli alto risponde; quando cantan gli augei, pi¨ lieve scote; sia caso od arte, or accompagna, ed ora alterna i versi lor la music'ˇra.

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