„A thing's sign: now for the thing signified.“

—  Robert Browning, The Ring and the Book

Book I : The Ring and the Book.
The Ring and the Book (1868-69)
Contesto: Gold as it was, is, shall be evermore:
Prime nature with an added artistry —
No carat lost, and you have gained a ring.
What of it? 'T is a figure, a symbol, say;
A thing's sign: now for the thing signified.

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poeta e drammaturgo britannico 1812 - 1889

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