Once We Were Happy By Torquato Tasso

Once We Were Happy Once we were happy, I Loving and beloved, You loved and loving, sweetly moved. Then you became the enemy Of love,…

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Ecco Mormorar L’onde (Now The Waves Murmur) By Torquato Tasso

Ecco Mormorar L’Onde (Now The Waves Murmur) Ecco mormorar l’onde, E tremolar le fronde A l’aura mattutina, e gli arboscelli, E sovra i verdi rami…

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O You, Far Colder, Whiter By Torquato Tasso

O You, Far Colder, Whiter O you, far colder, whiter Than she who makes less fair The stars with shining there: Her purest silver cannot…

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Hedge, That Divides The Lovely By Torquato Tasso

Hedge, That Divides The Lovely Hedge, that divides the lovely Garden, and myself from me, Never in you so fair a rose I see As…

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To The Duchess Of Ferrara By Torquato Tasso

To The Duchess Of Ferrara Royal bride, see the time advance That calls true lovers to the dance, To charm the clear and frosty nights,…

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What Weeping, Or What Dewfall, By Torquato Tasso

What Weeping, Or What Dewfall, What weeping, or what dewfall, Whose then were those tears, Flung from night’s cloak, I saw, And the white face…

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Life Of My Life, You Seem To Me By Torquato Tasso

Life Of My Life, You Seem To Me Life of my life, you seem to me Like some pallid olive tree Or the faded rose…

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To His Mistress In Absence By Torquato Tasso

To His Mistress In Absence FAR from thy dearest self, the scope Of all my aims, I waste in secret flames; And only live because…

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Jerusalem Delivered – Book 03 – Part 03 By Torquato Tasso

Jerusalem Delivered – Book 03 – Part 03 XXXI The villain flies, he, full of rage and ire, Pursues, she stood and wondered on them…

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Jerusalem Delivered – Book 06 – Part 07 By Torquato Tasso

Jerusalem Delivered – Book 06 – Part 07 LXXXV ‘Or else my tender bosom opened wide, And heart though pierced with his cruel blade, The…

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Jerusalem Delivered – Book 01 – Part 04 By Torquato Tasso

Jerusalem Delivered – Book 01 – Part 04 XLI Guelpho next them the land and place possest, Whose fortunes good with his great acts agree,…

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Jerusalem Delivered – Book 06 – Part 02 By Torquato Tasso

Jerusalem Delivered – Book 06 – Part 02 XV ‘Say that a knight, who holds in great disdain To be thus closed up in secret…

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Jerusalem Delivered – Book 03 – Part 01 By Torquato Tasso

Jerusalem Delivered – Book 03 – Part 01 THE ARGUMENT. The camp at great Jerusalem arrives: Clorinda gives them battle, in the breast Of fair…

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Jerusalem Delivered – Book 06 – Part 05 By Torquato Tasso

Jerusalem Delivered – Book 06 – Part 05 LVII He honored her, served her, and leave her gave, And willed her go whither and when…

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Jerusalem Delivered – Book 01 – Part 05 By Torquato Tasso

Jerusalem Delivered – Book 01 – Part 05 LVI Guascher and Raiphe in valor like there was. The one and other Guido, famous both, Germer…

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Jerusalem Delivered – Book 05 – Part 01 By Torquato Tasso

Jerusalem Delivered – Book 05 – Part 01 THE ARGUMENT. Gernando scorns Rinaldo should aspire To rule that charge for which he seeks and strives,…

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Jerusalem Delivered – Book 02 – Part 06 By Torquato Tasso

Jerusalem Delivered – Book 02 – Part 06 LXVI “True labour in the vineyard of thy Lord, Ere prime thou hast the imposed day-work done,…

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Jerusalem Delivered – Book 06 – Part 04 By Torquato Tasso

Jerusalem Delivered – Book 06 – Part 04 XLIII The Pagan ill defenced with sword or targe, Tancredi’s thigh, as he supposed, espied And reaching…

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Jerusalem Delivered – Book 01 – Part 02 By Torquato Tasso

Jerusalem Delivered – Book 01 – Part 02 XI Thus when the Lord discovered had, and seen The hidden secrets of each worthy’s breast, Out…

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Jerusalem Delivered – Book 04 – Part 06 By Torquato Tasso

Jerusalem Delivered – Book 04 – Part 06 LXXXI ‘Ah! be it not pardie declared in France, Or elsewhere told where courtesy is in prize,…

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Jerusalem Delivered – Book 02 – Part 03 By Torquato Tasso

Jerusalem Delivered – Book 02 – Part 03 XXI It was amazement, wonder and delight, Although not love, that moved his cruel sense; “Tell on,”…

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Jerusalem Delivered – Book 06 – Part 08 By Torquato Tasso

Jerusalem Delivered – Book 06 – Part 08 XCIX ‘Thou must,’ quoth she, ‘be mine ambassador, Be wise, be careful, true, and diligent, Go to…

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Jerusalem Delivered – Book 01 – Part 01 By Torquato Tasso

Jerusalem Delivered – Book 01 – Part 01 THE ARGUMENT. God sends his angel to Tortosa down, Godfrey unites the Christian Peers and Knights; And…

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Jerusalem Delivered – Book 05 – Part 02 By Torquato Tasso

Jerusalem Delivered – Book 05 – Part 02 XVII This barbarous prince, who only vainly That in wealth and kingly power doth lie, And in…

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Jerusalem Delivered – Book 02 – Part 04 By Torquato Tasso

Jerusalem Delivered – Book 02 – Part 04 XXXI Thus spake the nymph, yet spake but to the wind, She could not alter his well-settled…

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Jerusalem Delivered – Book 06 – Part 06 By Torquato Tasso

Jerusalem Delivered – Book 06 – Part 06 LXXI ‘O spotless virgin,’ Honor thus began, ‘That my true lore observed firmly hast, When with thy…

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Jerusalem Delivered – Book 04 – Part 05 By Torquato Tasso

Jerusalem Delivered – Book 04 – Part 05 LXIV ‘For lo a knight, that had a gate to ward, A man of chiefest trust about…

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Jerusalem Delivered – Book 02 – Part 05 By Torquato Tasso

Jerusalem Delivered – Book 02 – Part 05 XLVI “Sir King,” quoth she, “my name Clorinda hight, My fame perchance has pierced your ears ere…

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Jerusalem Delivered – Book 06 – Part 03 By Torquato Tasso

Jerusalem Delivered – Book 06 – Part 03 XXIX This youth was one of those, who late desired With that vain-glorious boaster to have fought,…

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Jerusalem Delivered – Book 04 – Part 04 By Torquato Tasso

Jerusalem Delivered – Book 04 – Part 04 XLIX ‘Three times the shape of my dear mother came, Pale, sad, dismayed, to warn me in…

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Jerusalem Delivered – Book 02 – Part 02 By Torquato Tasso

Jerusalem Delivered – Book 02 – Part 02 XI But when the angry king discovered not What guilty hand this sacrilege had wrought, His ireful…

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Jerusalem Delivered – Book 06 – Part 01 By Torquato Tasso

Jerusalem Delivered – Book 06 – Part 01 THE ARGUMENT. Argantes calls the Christians out to just: Otho not chosen doth his strength assay, But…

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Jerusalem Delivered – Book 04 – Part 03 By Torquato Tasso

Jerusalem Delivered – Book 04 – Part 03 XXXIII Thus passed she, praised, wished, and wondered at, Among the troops who there encamped lay, She…

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Jerusalem Delivered – Book 02 – Part 01 By Torquato Tasso

Jerusalem Delivered – Book 02 – Part 01 THE ARGUMENT. Ismeno conjures, but his charms are vain; Aladine will kill the Christians in his ire:…

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Jerusalem Delivered – Book 05 – Part 06 By Torquato Tasso

Jerusalem Delivered – Book 05 – Part 06 LXXXII ‘Love hath Eustatio chosen, Fortune thee, In thy conceit which is the best election?’ ‘Nay, then,…

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Jerusalem Delivered – Book 04 – Part 02 By Torquato Tasso

Jerusalem Delivered – Book 04 – Part 02 XVII ‘Among the knights and worthies of their train, Let some like outlaws wander uncouth ways, Let…

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Jerusalem Delivered – Book 01 – Part 06 By Torquato Tasso

Jerusalem Delivered – Book 01 – Part 06 LXXI Aurora bright her crystal gates unbarred, And bridegroom-like forth stept the glorious sun, When trumpets loud…

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Jerusalem Delivered – Book 05 – Part 05 By Torquato Tasso

Jerusalem Delivered – Book 05 – Part 05 LXV But yet all ways the wily witch could find Could not Tancredi’s heart to loveward move,…

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Jerusalem Delivered – Book 03 – Part 05 By Torquato Tasso

Jerusalem Delivered – Book 03 – Part 05 LXI “Presages, ah too true:” with that a space He sighed for grief, then said, “Fain would…

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Jerusalem Delivered – Book 01 – Part 07 By Torquato Tasso

Jerusalem Delivered – Book 01 – Part 07 LXXXVI “I see,” quoth he, “some expectation vain, In these false Christians, and some new content, Our…

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Jerusalem Delivered – Book 05 – Part 04 By Torquato Tasso

Jerusalem Delivered – Book 05 – Part 04 XLIX ‘If then you scorn to be in prison pent, If bonds, as high disgrace, your hands…

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Jerusalem Delivered – Book 03 – Part 02 By Torquato Tasso

Jerusalem Delivered – Book 03 – Part 02 XVI Soon was the prey out of their hands recovered, By step and step the Frenchmen gan…

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Jerusalem Delivered – Book 01 – Part 03 By Torquato Tasso

Jerusalem Delivered – Book 01 – Part 03 XXVI “Turks, Persians conquered, Antiochia won, Be glorious acts, and full of glorious praise, By Heaven’s mere…

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Jerusalem Delivered – Book 05 – Part 03 By Torquato Tasso

Jerusalem Delivered – Book 05 – Part 03 XXXIII Arnoldo, minion of the Prince thus slain, Augments the fault in telling it, and saith, This…

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