American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Ariosto, Ludovico or Lodovico 1474-1533. Italian writer primarily known for his epic comic poem Orlando Furioso (1532).
“When Astolpho flies to the moon on a hippogriff in Ariosto's fantasy-epic ORLANDO FURIOSO, he does not meet Moon-Men, he meets Saint John of Patmos.”
“The large public place through which the procession paraded was then for the first time called Ariosto Square.”
“We went to her room, and I found that all her books were Portuguese, with the exception of Milton, in English, Ariosto, in Italian, and Labruyere's”
“a poet, which was formerly called Ariosto by Titian.”
“Most readers today are unfamiliar with Ariosto, which is monstrously unfortunate – his book is very long, yes and no good service is rendered by abridging it – who these days would dare abridge the Commedia?”
“Scott is sometimes called the Ariosto of the North.]”
“Erroneously called Ariosto, and ascribed to Titian.”
“Most readers today are unfamiliar with Ariosto, which is monstrously unfortunate – his book is very long, yes (and no good service is rendered by abridging it – who these days would dare abridge the Commedia?”
“While in a measure the poem develops germs of the mock-heroic already perceptible in Italian literature back as far as the fourteenth century, it is more particularly significant as marking a natural outcome of poetizing on chivalrous, romantic subjects, such as Ariosto and Tasso had treated, once these subjects ceased to be regarded with any degree of seriousness as meet for artistic treatment.”
“On a day in the middle of February the "Ariosto" passed the mail-boat from the Cape bound for England, sighted Table Mountain, and came to anchor between Robben Island and the docks.”
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