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Francesco Petrarch


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Francesco Petrarca (Petrarch) : Le Rime di Francesco Petrarca


Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Samuel Taylor Coleridge      Print: Book


Francesco Petrarch : [Letters]

'Read Cicero "de Officiis" and began Petrarch's letters'

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: George Eliot      Print: Book


Francesco Petrarch : annotations to manuscript copy of works of Horace

Mary Berry, Journal, 27 April 1791: 'Florence. -- Went to see the Laurentian Medicean Library [...] The librarian, a very civil Canonico Bandini, showed us the Virgil of the fourth century, which they call the oldest existing; it is very fairly written, but less easy to read than the one in the Vatican. We saw, too, the Horace that belonged to Petrarch, with some notes in it by his own hand. It is in large quarto, and not a beautiful manuscript from the number of notes and scoliastes interrupting and confusing the text.'

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Mary Berry      Manuscript: Unknown


[Francesco] Petrarch [Petrarco] : Il trionfo della Morte

'[Shelley] reads the Trionfe della Morte aloud in the evening & Calderon with C.[harles] C.[lairmont] & Mrs G.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Percy Bysshe Shelley      Print: Book


Francesco Petrarch : [unknown]

'Sismondi - Greek - Petrarch - S. reads Gillies Greece & A.[ntient] M.[etaphysics]'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Mary Shelley      Print: Book


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