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Torquato Tasso

Fecha de nacimiento: 11. Marzo 1544
Fecha de muerte: 25. Abril 1595

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Torquato Tasso fue un poeta italiano de la época de la Contrarreforma. Es conocido sobre todo por su extenso poema épico Jerusalén liberada, ambientado en el asedio de Jerusalén durante la Primera Cruzada, así como por la locura que le aquejó en sus últimos años. Para algunos es uno de los cuatro grandes poetas de Italia.[1]​

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Frases Torquato Tasso

„They make their fortune who are stout and wise“

—  Torquato Tasso
Context: They make their fortune who are stout and wise, Wit rules the heavens, discretion guides the skies. Canto X, stanza 20 (tr. Fairfax)

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„The sacred armies, and the godly knight,
That the great sepulchre of Christ did free,
I sing“

—  Torquato Tasso
Context: The sacred armies, and the godly knight, That the great sepulchre of Christ did free, I sing; much wrought his valor and foresight, And in that glorious war much suffered he; In vain 'gainst him did Hell oppose her might, In vain the Turks and Morians armed be: His soldiers wild, to brawls and mutinies prest, Reduced he to peace, so Heaven him blest. Canto I, stanza 1 (tr. Edward Fairfax)

„Loved much, hoped little, and desired nought.“

—  Torquato Tasso
Context: She fair, he full of bashfulness and truth, Loved much, hoped little, and desired nought. Canto II, stanza 16 (tr. Fairfax)

„Fortune rarely accompanies anyone to the door.“

—  Torquato Tasso
This is sometimes said to be by Torquato Tasso, and sometimes to be a quotation from Goethe's verse play Torquato Tasso, but it is from Joseph Jacobs' translation of Baltasar Gracián's Oráculo manual y arte de prudencia , maxim no. 59. In the original Spanish: Pocas veces acompaña la dicha a los que salen.

„Art, that does all things, never herself displays.“

—  Torquato Tasso
Canto XVI, stanza 9 (tr. T. B. Harbottle). Cf. Ovid, Ars Amatoria, 2.313.

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„It is the fortunate who should extol fortune.“

—  Torquato Tasso
Though attributed to Tasso this is in fact from Goethe's Torquato Tasso, Act II, scene iii, line 115. In the original German: Das Glück erhebe billig der Beglückte!

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