Virtue against fury shall advance the fight, And it i' th' combat soon shall put to flight: For the old Roman valour is not dead, Nor in th' Italians
' brests extinguished.
I enjoyed them, however, and I enjoyed them the more, as the innumerable perspectives of Italian history began to open all about me.
I did not see him after he ceased to read Dante with me, and in fact I was instructed by the suspicions of my Italian friends to be careful how I consorted with a priest, who might very well be an Austrian spy.
My faith was implicit in my mother's exposition of the Italian character.
He called Dominick, a young moustached Italian, to see the sight.
This was through the introduction by Sir Thomas Wyatt of the Italian
fashion of lyric poetry.
Before the conclusion of the Italian
's performance, a couple of men happened to be passing, On their way to dinner.
"You have opened my eyes," said the Italian
gravely; "I will show the gentlemen the door." Monte Cristo resumed the perusal of the letter: --
We arrived at a tumble-down old rookery called the Palazzo Simonetti--a massive hewn-stone affair occupied by a family of ragged Italians
. A good-looking young girl conducted us to a window on the second floor which looked out on a court walled on three sides by tall buildings.
An English-speaking Italian
spoke up, now, and said:
"In that case," remarked Muscari, "I confess I prefer the Italian
of the past."
He was an old Italian
, a rival of the Raphaels and the Caracci, but an unfortunate rival.
Casting a glance upon his wife and daughter, he drew a dagger from his breast and gave it to his companion, saying in Italian
by the Loggia had been bickering about a debt.
Charley came forward to board the prize, but when I proceeded to haul alongside by means of the line, the Italians
cast it off.