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  • noun Plural form of Mantuan.


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  • The Mantuans were a different people in the old republican times, when

    Italian Journeys

  • I'm sure the Mantuans would love to have them back as they are celebrating the 5th centenary of Mantegna's death.

    Making it with Mantegna

  • She carried it around for weeks until the Mantuans restrained her and buried the child.

    A Winter Haunting

  • When the Mantuans celebrated in 1885 the nineteenth centenary of the death of Virgil, the classic poet to whom Tennyson owed most, they asked him to write an ode, and nobly he rose to the occasion, attaining a felicity of phrase which is hardly excelled in the choicest lines of Virgil himself.

    Victorian Worthies Sixteen Biographies

  • Ezzelino da Romano also besieged the city in 1256, and the Mantuans had a considerable part in the war that overthrew that tyrant in

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • "Damn all Mantuans!" he muttered, and did no more to interrupt the flow of Æsop's discourse.

    The Duke's Motto A Melodrama

  • The State trials of the Lombard patriots in 1823 resulted in seven capital sentences on the Milanese, thirteen on the Brescians, and four on the Mantuans.

    The Liberation of Italy

  • After that, having things his own way, he began to favor public tranquillity, abolished family feuds and the ancient amusement of street-battles, and led his enslaved country in the paths of material prosperity; for which he was no doubt lauded in his day by those who thought the Mantuans were not prepared for freedom.

    Italian Journeys

  • It would be instructive to know in what spirit the common Mantuans of his day looked upon the inventions of the painter, and how far the courtly circle which frequented this room went in discussion and comment on its subjects; they were not nice people, and probably had no nasty ideas about the unspeakable indecency of some of the scenes.

    Italian Journeys

  • Mantuans call it Del Tè, from the superstition, transmitted to us by the Custode of the Ducal Palace, that the Gonzagas merely used it on pleasant afternoons to take tea in! so curiously has latter-day guidemanship interpreted the jolly purpose expressed by the Duke to

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