Thursday, April 09, 2009

23Jul1865, Sir Lacaita Reads "Cinque Maggio"

CHATSWORTH, July 23rd, 1865.
—I made Sir James [FN: Sir James Lacaita who was Librarian at Chatsworth. The "Cinque Maggio" is, of course, the famous poem of Manzoni on the death of Napoleon.] read us the "Cinque Maggio," which he did very finely ; but it was difficult to follow.

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