Could someone explain these two quotes by Alessandro Manzoni?
April 28, 2014 3:51 PM Subscribe
Could someone explain these three quotes by Alessandro Manzoni from "The Fifth of May"?
Any illumination would help, but only if taken into consideration with the rest of the context of the poem.
posted by isopropyl to Writing & Language (5 answers total)
"True glory? Let the future/ its hard pronouncement give:/ we bow to his Creator,/ Who did more deeply leave/ in one man's life and death/ the imprint His breath."
"all he experienced-after/ the peril glory's height,/ retreat and then new triumph,/ the throne, the exile's plight:/ twice trodden in the mud/ and twice adored as God."
"You, all malicious murmur/ ban from his poor remains:/ that God Who strikes and comforts,/ Who weakens and sustains,/ near the forsaken pall/ came down to rest and call."