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Vittoria Colonna : a study, with translations

Vittoria Colonna : a study, with translations

There is no claim in the following pages to 
present more than a sketch of Vittoria 
Colonna's life. Her history is veiled in an 
obscurity which prevents great minuteness of 
detail, and which conceals many of the hidden 
particulars which form the charm of biography. 

In order to cast some light upon this subject, 
and to give personality to this sketch, I have 
for the most part selected for translation into 
English, those of Vittoria's sonnets which refer 
to the leading events of her life, and reflect 
in some degree her own thoughts and words on 
these occasions. 


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