A Short History of the Renaissance in Italy: Taken from the Works of John Addington Symonds

A Short History of the Renaissance in Italy: Taken from the Works of John Addington Symonds

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A Short History of the Renaissance in Italy: Taken from the Works of John Addington Symonds

A Short History of the Renaissance in Italy: Taken from the Works of John Addington Symonds

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It had been often represented to my husband that his 'Renaissance in Italy' in a shorter form would be acceptable to many who are without the leisure or the inclination to take up the subject in the character of students. But though, through stress of other work, he was indisposed to return to the subject, he was quite willing that our friend Colonel Pearson, who has been associated with us for some years at Davos, and who is well acquainted with Italy, should carry out his own views as to what might be interesting and useful to those who would be satified with the subject in a more popular form. It will be seen, therefore, that in the choice of his materials Colonel Pearson's object has been to select and arrange for those who know Italy, or hope in the future to do so, whatever may sustain or promote an interest in its history, its art, and its literature. With regard to the . . .

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