Francesco Bracciolini

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Francesco Bracciolini (November 26, 1566August 31, 1645) was an Italian poet.

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Lo Scherno degli Dei (published 1618)[edit]

  • (Faceva far cento) castelli in aria.
    • I., 62.
    • Translation: To make a thousand castles in the air.
    • Translation reported in Harbottle's Dictionary of quotations French and Italian (1904), p. 259.
  • (Vuol) far d’ una ciriegia due bocconi.
    • IV., 30.
    • Translation: He wants to make two mouthfuls of one cherry.
    • Translation reported in Harbottle's Dictionary of quotations French and Italian (1904), p. 300.
  • (Che) il leon non combatte con la mosca.
    • V., 41.
    • Translation: For never doth the lion fight with flies.
    • Translation reported in Harbottle's Dictionary of quotations French and Italian (1904), p. 315.
  • (Deh! come è ver che) subito trovato
    II bello place a chi non e malato.
    • XII., 6.
    • Translation: True ’tis, when unexpectedly we find
      The beautiful, it charms the healthy mind.
    • Translation reported in Harbottle's Dictionary of quotations French and Italian (1904), p. 424.

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