Torquato Tasso

Torquato Tasso (c. 1544-1595)

“O wonder-worker Love, who extracts from tears
hot sparks, and who with water kindles hearts!
As nature’s master has he long been known.”

  • From The Liberation of Jerusalem (Gerusalemme liberata, Canto 4, stanza 76) by Torquato Tasso and translated by Max Wickert. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.

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