The age of the despots.
Salient Qualities of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth
Italy—­Relation of Italy to the Empire and
to the Church—­The
As he lay dying in a Roman hotel room in April 1893, John Addington Symonds had good reason to be proud of his literary life. He had left behind a long and impressive list of works: translations, biog...
In his 1878 biography of the English Romantic poet, John Addington Symonds wrote that the young Percy Bysshe Shelley's intellect and aesthetic sensibilities "sustained him at a perilous height above t...