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Giovanni Povoleri


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Giovanni Povoleri : [translation of Gray's Elegy into Italian]

'Povoleri the Italian who dedicated the Tragedy of Rosmunda to me some years ago, has translated Gray's Church Yard Elegy into Tuscan: tis enchantment to hear the Fellow read his own Language, he does it so divinely; & has indeed great Taste and Skill in ours'.

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Giovanni Povoleri      Manuscript: Unknown


Giovanni Povoleri : [a sonnet on love and friendship]

'Here's a pretty Sonnet of Povoleri's; I must translate it. [the verse is given in Italian and English] over the Page we shall see another Sonnet, written by the Abbate Buondelmonte: I live with the Italians till I run mad after their Literature, their Talents &c.'

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Hester Lynch Thrale      Manuscript: Unknown


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