Francesco Petrarch (1304-1374)
Francesco Petrarcha was born in Arezzo of a family exiled from Florence in 1301. His father was a notary. He studied at Montpellier University and at law school, and became chaplain to Cardinal Colonna. He travelled in France, Flanders and Germany. He met his idealized woman, Laura, in 1327. She died of the Black Death in 1348. His series of love sonnets and other poems strongly influenced ... more »
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Whyle I was abowte to chaunge myn olde lyffPetrarch (1304-1374), Italian poet (FRANCESCO PETRARCA). Secretum (l. 36-40). OxBLV. Oxford Book of Late Medieval Verse and Prose, The. Doug...
What sorowe I suffred, dyseese, angre and stryff,
Cracchynge myn here, my chekys all totare,
Wrythynge my fyngres for angwysshe a...
The eyes that drew from me such fervent praise,Petrarch (1304-1374), Italian poet (FRANCESCO PETRARCA). Sonnets to Laura in Death (l. 36-40). MoBrPo. The Norton Anthology of World Masterpieces....
The arms and hands and feet and countenance
Which made me a stranger in my own romance
And set me apart from the well-trodden ways;...
''Tell her, I'm sick of living; that I'm blownPetrarch (1304-1374), Italian poet (FRANCESCO PETRARCA). Sonnets to Laura in Death (l. 36-40). . . The Norton Anthology of World Masterpieces. Vol...
By winds of grief from the course I ought to steer,''
''Death had his grudge against me, and he got up in the way, like anPetrarch (1304-1374), Italian poet (FRANCESCO PETRARCA). Sonnets to Laura in Death (l. 36-40). . . Oxford Book of Modern Verse, The, 1892-1935. Wi...
armed robber, with a pike in his hand.''
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