Corsica in Its Picturesque, Social, and Historical Aspects: The Record of a Tour in the Summer of 1852 (Classic Reprint)by Ferdinand Gregorovius
The Translator has endeavored to enhance (he value of this book to the English public by the verification of the references to classical and Italian authors, and the citation of the originals where any interest seemed to attach to them; and also by
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The Translator has endeavored to enhance (he value of this book to the English public by the verification of the references to classical and Italian authors, and the citation of the originals where any interest seemed to attach to them; and also by the addition of indices. All the notes, moreover, are added by him. He has received from the accomplished author encouragement in his task, and has been favoured with the correction of numerous errata in the German edition.
The Corsican Voceri the Translator considered to.be so characteristic and original, that he did not feel himself justified in cutting down their number or curtailing their length. Cultivated Europe being obliged to M. Gregorovius for drawing these songs forth from their island obscurity, his Translator would be unpardonable if he shrunk from the labour of introducing them to an English public. Yet this is the part of the work for which the greatest indulgence is craved. An attempt to procure the Corsican book whence M. Gregorovius extracted them having failed up to the date of publication, the Translator has been forced to produce his version from the German translation, and has therefore reason to fear that it may be both harsher and farther from the Italian original than if translated at first-hand. In the slight metrical irregularities he has allowed himself, he is fully countenanced by the German version.
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