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The name of Poggius the Italian f is deservedly famous among the revivers of
learning in the fifteenth century. His elegant dialogue on the vicissitudes of
fortunei was composed in his fiftieth year, twenty-eight years after the Turkish
victory of ...
It is now a Carthusian abbey; and Mr Addison (Travels into Italy, vol. ii. p. ...
Æneas Sylvius, and the fathers of Basil, applaud the austere life of the ducal
hermit; but the French and Italian proverbs most unluckily attest the popular
opinion of his ...
The Greeks in Italy, 142c15cc. Latin classics were explained by John of Ravenna
, the domestic pupil of Petrarch "; the Italians, who illustrated their age and
country, were formed in this double school; and Florence became the fruitful
17. of Epirus, his partial biographers may safely indulge the latitude of romance;
but their fictions are exposed by the light of Italian history; and they af. ford a
strong presumption against their own truth, by a fabulous tale of his exploits,
when he ...
Instead of employing in their favour the arms and treasures of Italy, Nicholas the
Fifth had foretold their approaching ruin; and his honour was engaged in the
accomplishment of his prophecy. Perhaps he was softened by the last extremity
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