Ludovico Ariosto

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Ludovico Ariosto (8 September 14746 July 1533) was an Italian poet, author of the epic poem Orlando furioso (1516), "Orlando Enraged".

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Orlando Furioso

  • Natura il fece, e poi roppe la stampa.
    • Translation: Nature made him, and then broke the mould.
    • X, 84
  • For rarely man escapes his destiny.
    • XVIII, 58
  • But that he wrought so high the specious tale,
    As manifested plainly 'twas a lie.
    • XVIII, 84
  • Who seems most hideous when adorned the most.
    • XX, 116
  • Man proposes, and God disposes.
    • XLVI, 35

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