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FROM THE ITALIAN.!

OF

LUDOVICO ARIOSTO;

WITH

NOTES,

BY JOHN HOOLE.

IN SIX VOLUMES.

VOL. V.

LONDON:
Printed for Otridge and Son; R. Faulder; Cuthell and Martin ;

Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe ; J. Walker; J. Nunn; R. Lea; Lack.
ington, Allen, and Co.; Cadell and Davies; Longman, Hurst,
Rees, and Orme; W.J. and J. Richardson; J. Booker; J. Murray;
and J. Harding;
At the Union Printing Office, St. John's Square, by W, IVilson.

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THE ARGUMENT.

ASTOLPIIO pursues the harpies to the mouth of the infernal region,

at the foot of a high mountain, He enters, and meets with the ghost of Lydia, daughter of the king of Lydia, who relates to him her story, and the cause of her punishment. He hears the names of several condemned to suffer there for crimes committed on earth. Astolpho attemps to penetrate further into that place of torment, but is obliged to return. He then flies to the top of the mountain, where he finds the terrestrial Paradise: Descrip. tion of the place. He is welcomed by Saint John the Evangelist, the prophets Enoch and Elias. Saint John instructs Astolpho concerning the manner of restoring Orlando to his senses. He conveys the knight, in a chariot, to the region of the moon; the many wonders A stolpho saw there, and among the rest: Orlando's wit, which the Evangelist permits him to take with bim. St. John shows the knight the three fatal sisters spinning the thread of life.

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