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Mantuan   Listen
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Mantuan  n.  A native or inhabitant of Mantua.






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"Mantuan" Quotes from Famous Books



... outragiously wrong, that he detested the works of the sweet MANTUAN poet more passionately than ever MOECENAS admired them; and if VIRGIL had unfortunately lived down to those times in which that monster appeared, he would probably have been tortured to death for no other crime but that he wrote naturally, and like ...
— Essays on Taste • John Gilbert Cooper, John Armstrong, Ralph Cohen

... ask how the Italianate Mantuan comes to be a cousin of our French Nevers, and I will tell you. Nevers's father, Louis de Nevers, the twelfth duke, had a very beautiful sister, who was foolish enough, or wise enough, as you may choose to take it, ...
— The Duke's Motto - A Melodrama • Justin Huntly McCarthy

... kingdom leaving to his band, Far other destiny awaits that throng: For, with the Mantuan's friendly succour manned, Gonsalvo to the war returns so strong, He leaves not in few months, by sea or land, One living head, his slaughtered troops among. But then, because of one by treason spent, In him appears ...
— Orlando Furioso • Lodovico Ariosto

... Asia's amorous eyes, With India's glow through snows Circassian, The Muses' love since Dorian lightning ran Kindling the west to perilous surprise,— Crowned with thy dawn-star, lo! portentous-wise, Steps the stern pupil of the Mantuan And lowers toward moon-mute deserts African Where, stained with ...
— Iolaeus - The man that was a ghost • James A. Mackereth



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