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Página 52 - quali, in persona della Notte, rispose Michelagnolo così : Grato mi è il sonno , e più l'esser di sasso, Mentre che il danno e la vergogna dura , Non veder, non sentir, m' è gran ventura : Però non mi destar ; deh parla basso.
Página 92 - I were to remain in Rome, my own tomb would be prepared before that of the Pope. This is the reason for my sudden departure. Now you write to me on behalf of the Pope, and in similar manner you will read this letter to the Pope. Give His Holiness to understand that I am more...
Página 78 - I am reaching the common haven to which every man must come, to give account of the good and evil he has done. Now I see how my soul fell into the error of making Art her idol and her sovereign lord. Thoughts of love, fond and sweet fancies, what will become of you, now that I am near to a double death — one certain, the other threatening? Neither painting nor sculpture can avail to calm a soul which turns to Thee, O God, who hast stretched out Thy arms upon the Cross for us.
Página 69 - Good painting is in itself noble and religious. Nothing elevates a good man's spirit, and carries it farther on towards devotion, than the difficulty of reaching that state of perfection nearest to God which unites us to Him. Now good painting is an imitation of His perfection, the shading of His pencil, a music in fine, a melody ; and it is only a refined intellect which can appreciate the difficulty of this. That is why good painting is so rare, and why so few men can get near to or produce it.
Página 61 - if lie had only put you in purgatory, I could have got you out ; but as you are in hell I can do nothing for you. My power doesn't reach so far. Nulla eist redcmptiu!
Página 79 - February 18, 1564, after dictating this brief will: "I commit my soul to God, my body to the earth, and my property to my nearest relations.
Página 99 - Thou needest a wife to associate with, and whom thou canst rule, and who will not care about pomps, and run about every day to parties and marriages. It is easy for a woman to go wrong who does these things. Nor is it to be said by any one, that thou wishest to ennoble thyself by marriage; for it is well known that we are as ancient and noble citizens of Florence as those of any other house. Recommend thyself to God, that he may aid thee.