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Jacopo Filippi Tomasini, 1597-1654.
Petrarcha redivivus, integram poetae celeberrimi vitam iconibus aere caelatis exhibens.
Padua: Typis Pauli Frambotti, 1650.
University of Pennsylvania Library.


Page 140.

The image shows Laura and Petrarch in various stances on the banks of the Sorgue ("not the Peneus, but by a yet haughtier river", verse 48). Petrarch has just woken from a sleep, astonished to see the miracle of Laura: "Alas, what am or was I, that I must laud her as the day lauds the night, as life its end." (verses 30-31)