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THE LIFE OF MICHAEL ANGELO
See p. 94, note 1
(" Poems," Ixxiii, 29.)
See p. 98
Veggio co be vostr' ochi un dolce lume,
- " I who have been given to you only for an hour have been given for ever to death. The more my beauty has charmed, the more tears it has left. It would have been better had I never been born."
- " If ever I have lived, you alone, stone which encloses me here, know it. And if any one remember me, he seems to dream. Death is so rapid that that which has been seems as though it had never been."
- " He who weeps for my death, bathing my bones and my tomb, hopes in vain that I shall flower again like a winter tree. Dead men do not come to life again in the spring."