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Martinelli , of Florence , author of a “ History of England ” in Italian , printed at London . I spoke of Allan Ramsay's “ Gentle Shepherd , ” in the Scottish dialect , as the best pastoral that had ever been written ; not only ...
2 Felix Giardini ( 1716-96 ) an Italian violinist and composer , who made a fortune in London with his concerts and pupils . and lost it as manager of the Italian Opera . Napier . « > JOHNSON ON THE FIDDLE 15 year .
He this year also wrote the Preface to Baretti's “ Easy Lessons in Italian and English . ” + a “ TO JAMES BOSWELL , ESQ . “ Dear Sir , “ You never did ask for a book by the post till now , and I did not think on it .
Davies : “ Why , you know , Sir , there came a man from Spain to see Livy ; and Corelli came to England to see Purcell , and , when he heard he was dead , went directly back again to Italy . " JOHNSON : “ I should not have wished to be ...
It would seem , ” he added , “ that Addison had not acquired much Italian learning , for we do not find it introduced into his writings . The only instance that I recollect , is his quoting Stavo bene ; per star meglio , sto qui .
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