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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 It is more honorable to be raised to a throne than to be born to one. Fortune bestows the one, merit obtains the other. 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 Great is my envy of you, earth, in your greed Folding her in invisible embrace,... Quote Right
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Quote Left Sameness is the mother of disgust, variety the cure. Quote Right
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Quote Left Death had his grudge against me, and he got up in the way, like an armed robber, with a pike in his hand. Quote Right
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