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Italy from Dante to Tasso (1300-1600) - its political history as viewed from the standpoints of the chief cities, with descriptions of important episodes and personalities and of the art and (14590949067)

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Italy from Dante to Tasso (1300-1600) - its political history as viewed from the standpoints of the chief cities, with descriptions of important episodes and personalities and of the art and (14590949067)

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Title: Italy from Dante to Tasso (1300-1600) : its political history as viewed from the standpoints of the chief cities, with descriptions of important episodes and personalities and of the art and literature of the three centuries
Year: 1919 (1910s)
Authors: Cotterill, H. B. (Henry Bernard), b. 1846
Subjects: Cities and towns
Publisher: New York : Frederick A. Stokes Co
Contributing Library: University of Connecticut Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Boston Library Consortium Member Libraries



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ompany every act andmovement with gracefulness, without which all else is of Uttlevalue. Grace, it is decided, is a natural gift, not to beacquired; but it jean be much improved by watching andselecting. It must, however, be entirely devoid of affectation,in the same way as true art conceals its art; for genuine graceis a totally different thing from apish imitation of the mannersof the great— such imitation as we have seen in a certainfriend of ours, who fancied himself very Hke Ferrantino ofAragon pSTaples), but concentrated all his efforts on imitatingan infirmity that the King had contracted of constantly liftinghis head and twisting aside a part of his mouth. A graceful neghgence (sprezzatura) is to be cultivated byour Courtier in dress, in habits, ^ and in language, which should ^ The habit is ridiculed—a habit very common in Germany among officersand Stutzer—of carrying a little mirror and a comb and using them in thepresence of strangers. Toothpicks are not mentioned.580
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