"Zanoni", Book 1, Chapter X, by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Che difesa miglior ch' usbergo e scudo,
E la santa innocenza al petto ignudo!
"Ger. Lib.," c. viii. xli.
Some Italian in this chapter, which is a lot easier for me than French, but I'm sure native speakers will still cringe at my efforts here ;-)
Lares seems to have multiple pronunciations, even in English. I went with the Latin pronunciation, since it is a Latin word.
Leghorn? I'm surprised he used that name and not the Italian name: Livorno
"Ove alcun legno Rado, o non mai va dalle nostre sponde, Fuor tutti i nostri lidi" ("Ger.Lib.," cant. xiv. 69.): Where ship seldom or never comes from our coasts
Ger.Lib. = Gerusalemme liberata: Jerusalem Delivered, an epic poem by the Italian poet Torquato Tasso, first published in 1581, that tells a largely mythified version of the First Crusade in which Christian knights, led by Godfrey of Bouillon, battle Muslims in order to take Jerusalem.
Donna giovin di viso antica d'anni: ancient in years, but ever young in aspect
"Quinci ella in cima a una montagna ascende
Disabitata, e d’ ombre oscura e bruna;
E par incanto a lei nevose rende
Le spalle e i fianchi; e sensa neve alcuna
Gli lascia il capo verdeggiante e vago;
E vi fonda un palagio appresso un lago."
There, she a mountain's lofty peak ascends, Unpeopled,
shady, shagg'd with forests brown, Whose sides, by power of
magic, half-way down She heaps with slippery ice and frost
and snow, But sunshiny and verdant leaves the crown With
orange-woods and myrtles,-speaks, and lo! Rich from the
bordering lake a palace rises slow.
The picture used is the Angel of Grief by William Wetmore Story, which is actually from a cemetery in Rome for Protestants, so not the best fit for a Neapolitan Roman Catholic, but I still feel like it is a fitting image to capture the mood of this chapter.
To follow along: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/2664/2664-h/2664-h.htm#link2HCH0010
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