Even before the invention of printing books were "love's purveyors." Was it not a book that sent Paolo and Francesca
for ever wandering on that stormy wind of passion and of death?
I took my sad heart's fill of the sad story of "Paolo and Francesca
," which I already knew in Leigh Hunt's adorable dilution, and most of the lines read themselves into my memory, where they linger yet.
He considered with some irony the philosophy which he had developed for himself, for it had not been of much use to him in the conjuncture he had passed through; and he wondered whether thought really helped a man in any of the critical affairs of life: it seemed to him rather that he was swayed by some power alien to and yet within himself, which urged him like that great wind of Hell which drove Paolo and Francesca
"Ah," said he, "we have at Pisa, Ugolino's tower; at Ferrara, Tasso's prison; at Rimini, the room of Francesca
Only this morning she had confused Francesco Francia with Piero della Francesca
, and Cecil had said, "What!
This helps build audience curiosity even before we meet Francesca
, but ultimately proves an awkward device.
, da Riminialso known as Francesca
You see, across the street from the monastery lived perhaps the most accomplished mathematician of the 15th century, Piero della Francesca
Sio, from Bromley, Kent, died of a heart attack four days after doctors repeatedly failed to spot what turned out to be a 5cm tumour growing in herbowel.
The three coupleswere Michael and Francesca
, Chris and Harley and Anna and Jordan.
Michael Griffiths and Francesca
Allen are the latest couple to leave the Love Island villa.
But the romance was dealt a blow with the arrival of new girl Francesca