Perhaps it sounded more forceful in the language of Dante and Petrarch, but fair enough.
As Petrarch grew old, we do not find him improve in consistency.
Thus Haller spoke to me of Petrarch, mentioning Rousseau with aversion.
Tyrwhitt suggests that perhaps Boccaccio's book had fallen into Chaucer's hands under the name of Petrarch.
See above, p. 142, for the house where Petrarch was born in Arezzo.
All this honour ostensibly shown to Petrarch was really the salutation to the new dawn.
He makes the same complaint in speaking of Petrarch and Boccaccio.
I incline to agree with Meiners in rating the style of Petrarch somewhat more highly.
Petrarch saw the apparition of the bishop of his diocese at the moment of death.
Petrarch continued rather languid during autumn, but his health was re-established before the winter.