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  • Petrarch, Francesco 1304-1374. Italian poet, scholar, and humanist who is famous for Canzoniere, a collection of love lyrics.

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  • n. an Italian poet famous for love lyrics (1304-1374)


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  • Could not someone refer to Petrarch by ˜Petrarch™ if she supposed that Valla were the famous humanist most closely associated with the Italian Renaissance and she associated with ˜Petrarch™ only the description

    Rigid Designators

  • From this dining-room opens, to the right, the door of the room which they call Petrarch's library; and above the door, set in a marble frame, with a glass before it, is all that is mortal of Petrarch's cat, except the hair.

    Italian Journeys

  • Charles used the word Petrarch to stand for a poet, not thinking what lady's name he suggested; and he was surprised at the severity of

    The Heir of Redclyffe

  • Petrarch is struck mute miraculo rerumtantarum, et stuporis mole obrutus ....

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • When he was about fifty years of age, a Byzantine ambassador, his friend, and a master of both tongues, presented him with a copy of Homer; and the answer of Petrarch is at one expressive of his eloquence, gratitude, and regret.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • M. 1845.] 52 The astonishment, the envy almost, of Petrarch is a proof, if not of the truth of this incredible fact, at least of his own veracity.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • Next after Dante, the first name of importance in Italian literature is that of Francesca Petrarca, called Petrarch in

    Song and Legend from the Middle Ages

  • 'In Memoriam', both in its general scheme as well as in numberless particular passages, closely recalls Petrarch; and

    The Early Poems of Alfred Lord Tennyson

  • The early humanists, such as Petrarch and Salu - tati, preferred manuscripts in a clear, legible writing, in littera antiqua, which was the script of the ninth to the twelfth centuries, the Caroline minuscule.


  • Some of the greatest names of Italy, such as Petrarch, Boiardo,

    Roman Mosaics Or, Studies in Rome and Its Neighbourhood


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