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Francesco Petrarch

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Comprehensive information about Francesco Petrarch including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. Petrarch, or Petrarca, (1304-1374) a poet, historian, and scholar, Petrarch was absorbed with the classics and introduced them to his contemporaries. He is seen as a forerunner of the Renaissance. He was a great letter writer, and wrote some odd letters to dead figures of the past. Here are some samples This educational Francesco Petrarch resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.

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Quote Left what a grudge I am bearing against Death, that is standing in her two eyes, and will not call me with a word. Quote Right
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Quote Left My flowery and green age was passing away, and I feeling a chill in the fires had been wasting my heart, for I was drawing near the... Quote Right
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Quote Left Oh, may she deign to stand at my bedside When I come to die; and may she call to me And draw me to her in the blessed place! Quote Right
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Quote Left How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance. Quote Right
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Quote Left Sameness is the mother of disgust, variety the cure. Quote Right
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