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    Italy, my Italy!
    Queen Mary's saying serves for me--
    (When fortune's malice
    Lost her Calais)--
    Open my heart and you will see
    Graved inside of it, "Italy."

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Beyond the Alps lies Italy.

Beyond the Alps lies Italy.

by James William Foley Found in: Italy Quotes,
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All Italians are plunderers.
[It., Gli Italiani tutti ladroni.]
Not all but a good part.
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All Italians are plunderers.
[It., Gli Italiani tutti ladroni.]
Not all but a good part.
[It., Non tutti, ma buona parte.]

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Lump the whole thing! say that the Creator made Italy from
designs by Michel Angelo!

Lump the whole thing! say that the Creator made Italy from
designs by Michel Angelo!

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Italia! O Italia! thou who hast
The fatal gift of beauty, which became
A funeral dower of read more

Italia! O Italia! thou who hast
The fatal gift of beauty, which became
A funeral dower of present woes and past,
On thy sweet brow is sorrow plough'd by shame,
And annals graved in characters of flame.
[It., Italia, Italia, O tu cui feo la sorte,
Dono infelice di bellezza, ond' hai
Funesta dote d'infiniti guai
Che in fronte scritti per gran doglia porte.]

by Vicenzo Da Filicaja Found in: Italy Quotes,
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On desperate seas long wont to roam,
Thy hyacinth hair, thy classic face,
Thy naiad airs have read more

On desperate seas long wont to roam,
Thy hyacinth hair, thy classic face,
Thy naiad airs have brought me home
To the glory that was Greece
And the grandeur that was Rome.

by Edgar Allan Poe Found in: Italy Quotes,
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Italy, and the spring and first love all together should suffice to make the gloomiest person happy.

Italy, and the spring and first love all together should suffice to make the gloomiest person happy.

by Bertrand Russell Found in: Italy Quotes,
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Italy is only a geographical expression.
[Fr., L'Italie est un nom geographique.]

Italy is only a geographical expression.
[Fr., L'Italie est un nom geographique.]

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For whereso'er I turn my ravished eyes,
Gay gilded scenes and shining prospects rise;
Poetic fields encompass read more

For whereso'er I turn my ravished eyes,
Gay gilded scenes and shining prospects rise;
Poetic fields encompass me around,
And still I seem to tread on classic ground.

by Joseph Addison Found in: Italy Quotes,
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My soul to-day
Is far away
Sailing the Vesuvian Bay.

My soul to-day
Is far away
Sailing the Vesuvian Bay.

by Thomas Buchanan Read Found in: Italy Quotes,
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