This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ... fair moon, on the unquiet night And plain so fatal to Ausonian strength. Their slaughtered kinsmen meet the conquerors' sight The mountains tremble; from her pride's august Doth ancient Rome decline: And thou art so unmoved? Thou didst behold Lavinia's race, the years Of dazzling glory, and the laurels proud; And on the Alps thy never-varying ray Thou still wilt shed when 'mid the grief and tears Of Italy enslaved, Her solitary ground Unto barbarians' tread shall mournfully resound. "'Mid naked rocks, or on the verdant trees, Behold, the beasts and birds, Lost in the oblivion they for ever bore, Remain unconscious of the ruin vast And of the shattered world; and as of yore The peasant's roof shall redden to the sun, And with their morning lay The birds awake the valleys, and the speed Of fiercer beasts pursue The less resisting over hill and dale. Oh Fate! Oh idle race! an abject part We are of nature; not the caves that knew The sound of sighs, nor glebes Drenched in our gore, display Compassion for our grief, nor stars endim their ray. "The unheeding Kings of Heaven and Hell Or of the unworthy earth, Or night, in dying I do not invoke; Nor ye, last radiance of the shades of death, Ye future ages. Who the gloom e'er broke Of haughty tombs, with praise, and sighs, and gifts Of crowds ignoble? Worse The years become; and in an evil guard The honour of the brave And their last vindication lies, when left To their degenerate sons. Upon my corpse May birds of prey in famished fury rave, And wild beasts rend my limbs, And what remains be dust, And to the air be left my name and memory just." TO SPRING; OR, THE FABLES OF ANTIQUITY. Because the sun restores Its beauty to the sky, and airs revive At Zephyr's breath, whence heavy clouds retire, Divided...
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First published in 1923, this book presents the complete text of Giacomo Leopardi's Canti in the original Italian with facing-page English translation, along with extensive critical notes. The text also contains a biographical introduction, appendices and a detailed bibliography.Language Notes:
Text: English, Italian (translation)
Original Language: Italian
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Descrizione libro RareBooksClub.com, 2012. Condizione libro: Good. Book shows a small amount of wear to cover and binding. Some pages show signs of use. Codice libro della libreria G0217927947I3N00