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  • Armed with a special radar device they began their search last week in the dilapidated convent of Saint Orsola in Florence where they think the body of the 16th century noblewoman was buried.

    Italians Search for da Vinci's Mona Lisa Model

  • It is inconceivable, for instance, that the convent-foundress Orsola was other than a neuropathic nonentity -- a blind instrument in the hands of what we should call her backers, chiefest of whom (in Naples) were two Spanish priests, Borii and Navarro, whose local efforts were supported, at head-quarters, by the saintly Filippo

    Old Calabria

  • Sister Orsola, though born in 154.7, was only declared

    Old Calabria

  • In the Chapel of Sant 'Orsola in San Domenico at Perugia there was formerly a panel picture now divided into many parts and much damaged.

    Fra Angelico

  • Orsola, adopting the porter's phrase for want of one which could express the meaning she had in her mind more desirably.

    A Siren

  • The fact was at all events that, even after Ludovico had, upon more than one occasion, brought the rushing blood into the dark face of Paolina by surprising her at her work on the scaffolding near the vaults of the church, old Orsola never made her appearance there.

    A Siren

  • She, who had so readily found the means to make the entreprenant Conte Leandro keep his distance, and had succeeded in disembarrassing herself of him altogether, -- could she find no possible means for avoiding the assiduities of the Marchese Ludovico; could she not at least have induced old Orsola to accompany her in the church of San Vitale, as she had accompanied her in the gallery at Venice?

    A Siren

  • So that when the hour of the midday meal arrived, and her young friend had not returned, old Orsola began to be a little uneasy about her.

    A Siren

  • Orsola saw not the smallest reason for doubting any part of it.

    A Siren

  • Venetians with him had remained very slight; and Orsola felt so much awe of so grand and reverend a Signor, that it was to the nephew only that she thought of applying.

    A Siren


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