Ludovico Ariosto

Orlando Furioso Canto 21

Orlando Furioso Canto 21

Orlando Furioso Canto 21 ARGUMENT Zerbino for Gabrina, who a heart Of asp appears to bear, contends. O’erthrown, The Fleming falls upon the other part, Through cause of that despised and odious crone, He wounded sore, and writhing with the smart, The beldam’s treason to the prince makes ... »

Orlando Furioso Canto 10

Orlando Furioso Canto 10

Orlando Furioso Canto 10 ARGUMENT Another love assails Bireno’s breast, Who leaves one night Olympia on the shore. To Logistilla’s holy realm addressed, Rogero goes, nor heeds Alcina more: Him, of that flying courser repossest, The hippogryph on airy voyage bore: Whence he the good Rinal... »

Orlando Furioso Canto 20

Orlando Furioso Canto 20

Orlando Furioso Canto 20 ARGUMENT Guido and his from that foul haunt retire, While all Astolpho chases with his horn, Who to all quarters of the town sets fire, Then roving singly round the world is borne. Marphisa, for Gabrina’s cause, in ire Puts upon young Zerbino scathe and scorn, And make... »

Orlando Furioso Canto 9

Orlando Furioso Canto 9

Orlando Furioso Canto 9 ARGUMENT So far Orlando wends, he comes to where He of old Proteus’ hears the cruel use But feels such pity for Olympia fair, Wronged by Cymosco, who in prison mews Her plighted spouse, that ere he makes repair Further, he gives her hope to venge the abuse: He does so, ... »

Orlando Furioso Canto 19

Orlando Furioso Canto 19

Orlando Furioso Canto 19 ARGUMENT Medoro, by Angelica’s quaint hand, Is healed, and weds, and bears her to Catay. At length Marphisa, with the chosen band, After long suffering, makes Laiazzi’s bay. Guido the savage, bondsman in the land, Which impious women rule with civil sway, With Ma... »

Orlando Furioso Canto 8

Orlando Furioso Canto 8

Orlando Furioso Canto 8 ARGUMENT Rogero flies; Astolpho with the rest, To their true shape Melissa does restore; Rinaldo levies knights and squadrons, pressed In aid of Charles assaulted by the Moor: Angelica, by ruffians found at rest, Is offered to a monster on the shore. Orlando, warned in vision... »

Orlando Furioso Canto 18

Orlando Furioso Canto 18

Orlando Furioso Canto 18 ARGUMENT Gryphon is venged. Sir Mandricardo goes In search of Argier’s king. Charles wins the fight. Marphisa Norandino’s men o’erthrows. Due pains Martano’s cowardice requite. A favouring wind Marphisa’s gallery blows, For France with Gryphon b... »

Orlando Furioso Canto 7

Orlando Furioso Canto 7

Orlando Furioso Canto 7 ARGUMENT Rogero, as directed by the pair, The giantess Eriphila o’erthrows. That done, he to Alcina’s labyrinth, where More than one knight is tied and prisoned, goes. To him Melissa sage the secret snare, And remedy for that grave evil shows. Whence he, by her ad... »

Orlando Furioso Canto 22

Orlando Furioso Canto 22

Orlando Furioso Canto 22 ARGUMENT Atlantes’ magic towers Astolpho wight Destroys, and frees his thralls from prison-cell. Bradamant finds Rogero, who in fight O’erthrows four barons from the warlike sell, When on their way to save an errant knight Doomed to devouring fire: the four who f... »

Orlando Furioso Canto 6

Orlando Furioso Canto 6

Orlando Furioso Canto 6 ARGUMENT Ariodantes has, a worthy meed, With his loved bride, the fief of Albany. Meantime Rogero, on the flying steed, Arrives in false Alcina’s empery: There from a myrtle-tree her every deed, A human myrtle hears, and treachery, And thence would go; but they who firs... »

Orlando Furioso Canto 15

Orlando Furioso Canto 15

Orlando Furioso Canto 15 ARGUMENT Round about Paris every where are spread The assailing hosts of Africa and Spain. Astolpho home by Logistilla sped, Binds first Caligorantes with his chain; Next from Orrilo’s trunk divides the head; With whom Sir Aquilant had warred in vain, And Gryphon bold:... »

Orlando Furioso Canto 5

Orlando Furioso Canto 5

Orlando Furioso Canto 5 ARGUMENT Lurcanio, by a false report abused, Deemed by Geneura’s fault his brother dead, Weening the faithless duke, whom she refused, Was taken by the damsel to her bed; And her before the king and peers accused: But to the session Ariodantes led, Strives with his brot... »

Orlando Furioso Canto 17

Orlando Furioso Canto 17

Orlando Furioso Canto 17 ARGUMENT Charles goes, with his, against King Rodomont. Gryphon in Norandino’s tournament Does mighty deeds; Martano turns his front, Showing how recreant is his natural bent; And next, on Gryphon to bring down affront, Stole from the knight the arms in which he went; ... »

Orlando Furioso Canto 4

Orlando Furioso Canto 4

Orlando Furioso Canto 4 ARGUMENT The old Atlantes suffers fatal wreck, Foiled by the ring, and young Rogero freed, Who soars in air till he appears a speck, Mounted upon the wizard’s winged steed. Obediant to the royal Charles’s beck, He who had followed Love’s imperious lead, Rina... »

Orlando Furioso Canto 13

Orlando Furioso Canto 13

Orlando Furioso Canto 13 ARGUMENT The Count Orlando of the damsel bland Who loves Zerbino, hears the piteous woes. Next puts to death the felons with his hand Who pent her there. Duke Aymon’s daughter goes, Seeking Rogero, where so large a band The old Atlantes’ magic walls enclose. Her ... »

Orlando Furioso Canto 3

Orlando Furioso Canto 3

Orlando Furioso Canto 3 ARGUMENT Restored to sense, the beauteous Bradamant Finds sage Melissa in the vaulted tomb, And hears from her of many a famous plant And warrior, who shall issue from her womb. Next, to release Rogero from the haunt Of old Atlantes, learns how from the groom, Brunello hight,... »

Orlando Furioso Canto 16

Orlando Furioso Canto 16

Orlando Furioso Canto 16 ARGUMENT Gryphon finds traitorous Origilla nigh Damascus city, with Martano vile. Slaughtered the Saracens and Christians lie By thousands and by thousands heaped this while; And if the Moor outside of Paris die, Within the Sarzan so destroys each pile, Such slaughter deals,... »

Orlando Furioso Canto 2

Orlando Furioso Canto 2

Orlando Furioso Canto 2 ARGUMENT A hermit parts, by means of hollow sprite, The two redoubted rivals’ dangerous play; Rinaldo goes where Love and Hope invite, But is dispatched by Charles another way; Bradamont, seeking her devoted knight, The good Rogero, nigh becomes the prey Of Pinabel, who... »

Orlando Furioso Canto 12

Orlando Furioso Canto 12

Orlando Furioso Canto 12 ARGUMENT Orlando, full of rage, pursues a knight Who bears by force his lady-love away, And comes where old Atlantes, by his sleight Had raised a dome, Rogero there to stay. Here too Rogero comes; where getting sight Of his lost love, the County strives in fray With fierce F... »

Orlando Furioso Canto 1

Orlando Furioso Canto 1

Orlando Furioso Canto 1 CANTO 1 ARGUMENT Angelica, whom pressing danger frights, Flies in disorder through the greenwood shade. Rinaldo’s horse escapes: he, following, fights Ferrau, the Spaniard, in a forest glade. A second oath the haughty paynim plights, And keeps it better than the first h... »

Orlando Furioso Canto 11

Orlando Furioso Canto 11

Orlando Furioso Canto 11 ARGUMENT Assisted by the magic ring she wears, Angelica evanishes from view. Next in a damsel, whom a giant bears Beneath his arm, his bride Rogero true Beholds. Orlando to the shore repairs, Where the fell orc so many damsels slew; Olympia frees, and spoils the beast of lif... »