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Monday, March 10, 2014

Starting on the right foot

Just started reading a book belonging to the best category ever: a genius explained by a genius (cf. recently in this blog, Leopardi about Tasso). Namely, CS Lewis' Preface to Paradise Lost. And immediately after the author's Dedication to Charles Williams, a quotation follows:

. . .  innumerabili immortali
Disegualmente in lor letizia eguali

. . .  numberless immortal beings
Differently equal in their joy

obviously referring to angels, and taken from no less than our friend Torquato Tasso, Gerusalemme Liberata (Jerusalem Delivered) 9: 57. The book definitely starts on the right foot ^__^