Thursday, November 21, 2019


A Mercy

Edward FitzGerald, letter to Fanny Kemble (October 24, 1876):
I make a kind of Summer in my Room here with Boccaccio. What a Mercy that one can return with a Relish to these Books! As Don Quixote can only be read in his Spanish, so I do fancy Boccaccio only in his Italian: and yet one is used to fancy that Poetry is the mainly untranslateable.

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