„Is it so small a thing
To have enjoy’d the sun“

—  Matthew Arnold, libro Empedocles on Etna

Act I, sc. ii
Empedocles on Etna (1852)
Contesto: Is it so small a thing
To have enjoy’d the sun,
To have lived light in the spring,
To have loved, to have thought, to have done;
To have advanc’d true friends, and beat down baffling foes?

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poeta e critico letterario britannico 1822 - 1888

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