Laura, by Petrarch

Table of Contents

Preface.

To Laura in Life.

Sonnet 1. He Confesses the Vanity of his Passion
Sonnet 2. How he Became the Victim of Love.
Sonnet 3. He Blames Love for Wounding Him on A Holy Day (Good Friday).
Sonnet 4. He Celebrates the Birthplace of Laura.
Sonnet 5. He Plays upon the Name Laureta or Laura.
Sonnet 6. Of his Foolish Passion for Laura.
Sonnet 7. To A Friend, Encouraging Him to Pursue Poetry.
Sonnet 8. He Feigns an Address from Some Birds which he had Presented.
Sonnet 9. With A Present of Fruit in Spring.
Sonnet 10. To Stefano Colonna the Elder, Inviting Him to the Country.
Ballata 1. Perceiving his Passion, Laura’s Severity Increases.
Sonnet 11. He Hopes that Time Will Render her More Merciful.
Sonnet 12. The Beauty of Laura Leads Him to the Contemplation of the Supreme Good.
Ballata 2. He Invites his Eyes to Feast Themselves on Laura.
Sonnet 13. On Quitting Laura.
Sonnet 14. He Compares Himself to A Pilgrim.
Sonnet 15. His State when Laura is Present, and when she Departs.
Sonnet 16. He Flies, but Passion Pursues Him.
Sonnet 17. He Compares Himself to A Moth.
Sonnet 18. The Praises of Laura Transcend his Poetic Powers.
Sonnet 19. His Heart, Rejected by Laura, Will Perish, Unless she Relent.
Sestina 1. Night Brings Him No Rest. He is the Prey of Despair.
Canzone 1. His Sufferings since he Became the Slave of Love.
Sonnet 20. To Stramazzo of Perugia, who Invited Him to Write Poetry.
Sonnet 21. He Congratulates Boccaccio on his Return to the Right Path.
Sonnet 22. On the Same Subject.
Sonnet 23. On the Movement of the Emperor against the Infidels, and the Return of the Pope to Rome.
Canzone 2. In Support of the Proposed Crusade against the Infidels.
Canzone 3. Whether or Not he Should Cease to Love Laura.
Sestina 2 Though Despairing of Pity, he Vows to Love her unto Death.
Sonnet 24. On Laura Dangerously 1.
Sonnet 25. He Consoles Himself that his Life is Advancing to its Close.
Sonnet 26. Laura, who is 1, Appears to Him in A Dream, and Assures Him That she Still Lives.
Sonnet 27. He Compares her to A Laurel, which he Supplicates Apollo to Defend.
Sonnet 28. He Seeks Solitude, but Love Follows Him Everywhere.
Sonnet 29. He Prays for Death, but in Vain.
Canzone 4. He Grieves in Absence from Laura.
Sonnet 30. He Complains of the Veil and Hand of Laura, that they Deprive Him of the Sight of her Eyes.
Sonnet 31. He Excuses Himself for Having so Long Delayed to Visit her.
Sonnet 32. He Asks from A Friend the Loan of the Works of St. Augustin.
Sonnet 33 When Laura Departs, the Heavens Grow Dark with Storms.
Sonnet 34. Her Return Gladdens the Earth and Calms the Sky.
Sonnet 35. The Grief of PhŒBus at the Loss of his Love.
Sonnet 36. Some have Wept for their Worst Enemies, but Laura Deigns Him Not A Single Tear.
Sonnet 37. Laura at her Looking-glass.
Sonnet 38. He Inveighs against Laura’s Mirror, Because it Makes her Forget Him.
Sonnet 39. He Desires Again to Gaze on the Eyes Of Laura.
Sonnet 40. His Heart is All in Flames, but his Tongue is Mute, in her Presence.
Sonnet 41. In her Presence he Can Neither Speak, Weep, nor Sigh.
Canzone 5. Night Brings Repose to Others, but Not to Him.
Sonnet 42. Such are his Sufferings that he Envies the Insensibility of Marble.
Madrigale 1. Anything that Reminds Him of Laura Renews his Torments.
Canzone 6. To Rienzi, Beseeching Him to Restore to Rome her Ancient Liberty.
Madrigale 2. A Love Journey—Danger in the Path—He Turns Back.
Ballata 3. He Thought Himself Free, but Finds that he is More than Ever Enthralled by Love.
Sonnet 43. Blighted Hope.
Sonnet 44. Few are the Sweets, but Many the Bitters of Love.
Sonnet 45. To his Friend Agapito, with A Present.
Ballata 4. He Will Always Love Her, Though Denied the Sight of her.
Sonnet 46. Imprecation against the Laurel.
Sonnet 47. He Blesses All the Circumstances of his Passion.
Sonnet 48. Conscious of his Folly, he Prays God to Turn Him to A Better Life.
Ballata 5. Her Kind Salute Saved Him from Death.
Sonnet 49. He Entreats Laura Not to Hate the Heart from which she Can Never Be absent.
Sonnet 50. He Prays Love to Kindle Also in her the Flame by which he is Unceasingly Tormented.
Sestina 3. He Compares Laura to Winter, and Foresees that she Will Always Be the Same.
Sonnet 51. The Fall.
Sonnet 52. The View of Rome Prompts Him to Tear Himself from Laura, but Love Will Not Allow Him.
Sonnet 53. Fleeing from Love, he Falls into the Hands of his Ministers.
Canzone 7. He Would Console Himself with Song, but is Constrained to Weep.
Canzone 8. In Praise of Laura’s Eyes: The Difficulty of his Theme.
Canzone 9. In Praise of Laura’s Eyes: They Lead Him to Contemplate the Path of Life.
Canzone 10. In Praise of Laura’s Eyes: In Them he Finds Every Good, and he Can Never Cease to Praise Them.
Sonnet 54. He Wonders at his Long Endurance of Such Toil and Suffering.
Sonnet 55. He is Never Weary of Praising the Eyes of Laura.
Sonnet 56. Love Chains are Still Dear to Him.
Sonnet 57. On the Portrait of Laura Painted by Simon Memmi.
Sonnet 58. He Desires Only that Memmi had Been Able to Impart Speech to his Portrait of Laura.
Sonnet 59. If his Passion Still Increase, he Must Soon Die.
Sestina 4. He Prays God to Guide his Frail Bark to A Safe Port.
Sonnet 60. He Confesses his Errors, and Throws Himself on the Mercy of God.
Sonnet 61. Unless Laura Relent, he is Resolved to Abandon her.
Sonnet 62. Though Not Secure against the Wiles of Love, he Feels Strength Enough to Resist Them.
Sonnet 63. Dialogue between the Poet and his Eyes.
Sonnet 64. He Loves, and Will Always Love, the Spot and the Hour in which he First Became Enamoured of Laura.
Sonnet 65. Better is it to Die Happy than to Live in Pain.
Sonnet 66. He Calls the Eyes of Laura Foes, Because they Keep Him in Life Only to Torment Him.
Sonnet 67. He Counsels Lovers to Flee, Rather than Be Consumed by the Flames of Love.
Sonnet 68. He Longs to Return to the Captivity of Love.
Sonnet 69. He Paints the Beauties of Laura, Protesting his Unalterable Love.
Sonnet 70. To his Brother Gerardo, on the Death of A Lady to Whom he was Attached.
Sonnet 71. On the Death of Cino Da Pistoia.
Sonnet 72. He Writes what Love Bids Him.
Sonnet 73. He Describes the State of Two Lovers, and Returns in Thought to his Own Sufferings.
Sonnet 74. He Complains that to Him Alone is Faith Hurtful.
Sonnet 75. Having Once Surrendered Himself, he is Compelled Ever to Endure the Pangs of Love.
Sonnet 76. He Deplores his Lost Liberty and the Unhappiness of his Present State.
Sonnet 77. He Sympathises with his Friend Orso at his Inability to Attend A Tournament.
Sonnet 78. To A Friend, Counselling Him to Abandon Earthly Pleasures.
Sonnet 79. Recollections of Love.
Sonnet 80. Though for Fourteen Years he has Struggled Unsuccessfully, he Still Hopes to Conquer his Passion.
Sonnet 81. The Countenance Does Not Always Truly Indicate the Heart.
Sonnet 82. To Stefano Colonna, Counselling Him to Follow up his Victory over the Orsini.
Sonnet 83. To Paudolfo Malatesta, Lord of Rimini.
Canzone 11. Enigmas.
Madrigale 3. He Allegorically Describes the Origin of his Passion.
Sonnet 84. After Fifteen Years her Eyes are More Powerful than at First.
Sonnet 85. He Apostrophizes the Spot where Laura First Saluted Him.
Sonnet 86. When Love Disturbs Him, he Calms Himself by Thinking of the Eyes and Words of Laura.
Sonnet 87. He is Bewildered at the Unexpected Arrival of Laura.
Sonnet 88. Her Kind and Gentle Salutation Thrills his Heart with Pleasure.
Sonnet 89. He Relates to his Friend Sennuccio his Unhappiness, and the Varied Mood of Laura.
Sonnet 90. The Mere Sight of Vaucluse Makes Him Forget All the Perils of his Journey.
Sonnet 91. Leaving Rome, he Desires Only Peace with Laura and Prosperity to Colonna.
Sonnet 92. Laura Turning to Salute Him, the Sun, through Jealousy, Withdrew behind A Cloud.
Sonnet 93. Wherever he Is, he Sees Only Laura.
Sonnet 94. Could he but See the House of Laura, his Sighs Might Reach her More Quickly.
Sonnet 95. Though he is Unhappy, his Love Remains Ever Unchanged.
Canzone 12. Glory and Virtue.
Madrigale 4. A Prayer to Love that he Will Take Vengeance on the Scornful Pride of Laura.
Sonnet 96. To Antonio of Ferrara, Who, in A Poem, had Lamented Petrarch’s Supposed Death.
Sonnet 97. E’en in Our Ashes Live Our Wonted Fires.
Sonnet 98. Leave-taking.
Sonnet 99. The Causes of his Woe.
Canzone 13. He Seeks in Vain to Mitigate his Woe.
Canzone 14. To the Fountain of Vauoluse—Contemplations of Death.
Canzone 15. He Finds her Image Everywhere.
Canzone 16. To the Princes of Italy, Exhorting Them to Set her Free.
Canzone 17. Distance and Solitude.
Sonnet 100. Though Far from Laura, Solitary and Unhappy, Envy Still Pursues Him.
Sonnet 101. Reply to A Sonnet of Jacopo Da Lentino.
Sonnet 102. The Contradictions of Love.
Sonnet 103. Love’s Armoury.
Sonnet 104. Love’s Inconsistency.
Canzone 18. He Compares Himself to All that is Most Strange in Creation.
Sonnet 105. He Inveighs against the Court of Rome.
Sonnet 106. He Predicts to Rome the Arrival of Some Great Personage who Will Bring her Back to her Old Virtue.
Sonnet 107. He Attributes the Wickedness of the Court of Rome to its Great Wealth.
Sonnet 108. Far from his Friends, he Flies to Them in Thought.
Sonnet 109. The Courage and Timidity of Love.
Sonnet 110. He Likens Himself to the Insect Which, Flying into One’s Eyes, Meets its Death.
Sestina 5. He Tells the Story of his Love, Resolving Henceforth to Devote Himself to God.
Sonnet 111. To One who Spoke to Him of Laura.
Sonnet 112. The Charms of Laura when she First Met his Sight.
Sonnet 113. His Invincible Constancy.
Sonnet 114. He Celebrates Laura’s Beauty and Virtue.
Sonnet 115. Her Looks Both Comfort and Check Him.
Sonnet 116. He Extols the Laurel and its Favourite Stream.
Ballata 6. Though she Be Less Severe, he is Still Not Contented and Tranquil at Heart.
Sonnet 117. Dialogue of the Poet with his Heart.
Sonnet 118. He is Led by Love to Reason.
Sonnet 119. He Prays her Either to Welcome or Dismiss Him at Once.
Sonnet 120. He Implores Mercy or Death.
Sonnet 121. Laura’s Unparalleled Beauty and Virtue.
Sonnet 122. Laura in Tears.
Sonnet 123. The Effects of her Grief.
Sonnet 124. He Recalls her as he Saw her when in Tears.
Sonnet 125. Her Image is Ever in his Heart.
Sonnet 126. He Extols the Beauty and Virtue of Laura.
Sonnet 127. Her Every Action is Divine.
Sonnet 128. Every Circumstance of his Passion is A Torment to Him.
Sonnet 129. He Envies Every Spot that she Frequents.
Sonnet 130. He Cares Not for Sufferings, so that he Displease Not Laura.
Sonnet 131. Night Brings Peace to All save Him.
Sonnet 132. Her Walk, Looks, Words, and Air.
Sonnet 133. To One who Desired Latin Verse of Him.
Sonnet 134. Laura Sings.
Sonnet 135. Life Will Fail Him before Hope.
Sonnet 136. His Tongue is Tied by Excess of Passion.
Sonnet 137. Love Unmans his Resolution.
Sonnet 138. He Cannot End her Cruelty, nor she his Hope.
Sonnet 139. Envy May Disturb, but Cannot Destroy his Hope.
Sonnet 140. The Sweets and Bitters of Love.
Sonnet 141. To Pine for her is Better than to Enjoy Happiness with Any Other.
Sonnet 142. Recollections of Early Love.
Sonnet 143. Ever Thinking on Her, he Passes Fearless and Safe through the Forest of Ardennes.
Sonnet 144 To Be near her Recompenses Him for All the Perils of the Way.
Sonnet 145. He Hears the Voice of Reason, but Cannot Obey.
Sonnet 146. He Appeases her by Humility, and Exhorts A Friend to Do Likewise.
Sonnet 147. To the River Po, on Quitting Laura.
Sonnet 148. He Compares Himself to A Bird Caught in A Net.
Sonnet 149. Love and Jealousy.
Sonnet 150. He is Continually in Fear of Displeasing her.
Sonnet 151. During A Serious Illness of Laura.
Sonnet 152. He Compares her to the PhŒNix.
Sonnet 153. The Most Famous Poets of Antiquity Would have Sung her Only, had they Seen her.
Sonnet 154. He Fears that he is Incapable of Worthily Celebrating her.
Sonnet 155. To the Sun, Whose Setting Hid Laura’s Dwelling from his View.
Sonnet 156. Under the Figure of A Tempest-tossed Vessel, he Describes his Own Sad State.
Sonnet 157. The Vision of the Fawn.
Sonnet 158. All his Happiness is in Gazing upon her.
Sonnet 159. To Love, on Laura Walking Abroad.
Sonnet 160. To See and Hear her is his Greatest Bliss.
Sonnet 161. Journeying to Visit Laura, he Feels Renewed Ardour as he Approaches.
Sonnet 162. His Wounds Can Be Healed Only by Pity or Death.
Sonnet 163. The Gentle Breeze (50’ Aura) Recalls to Him the Time when he First Saw her.
Sonnet 164. Her Hair and Eyes.
Sonnet 165. His Heart Lies Tangled in her Hair.
Sonnet 166. The Stolen Glove.
Sonnet 167. He Returns the Glove, Bewailing the Effect of her Beauty.
Sonnet 168. He Regrets Having Returned her Glove.
Sonnet 169. Though Racked by Agony, he Does Not Complain of her.
Sonnet 170. Posterity Will Accord to Him the Pity which Laura Refuses.
Sonnet 171. He Rejoices at Being on Earth with Her, as he is Thereby Enabled Better to Imitate her Virtues.
Sonnet 172. He Consoles Himself with the Thought that he Will Be Envied by Posterity.
Canzone 19. He Vehemently Rebuts the Charge of Loving Another.
Canzone 20. He Cannot Live without Seeing Her, but Would Not Die that he May Still Love her.
Sonnet 173. Journeying along the Rhone to Avignon, Petrarch Bids the River Kiss Laura’s Hand, as it Will Arrive at her Dwelling before Him.
Sonnet 174. He Leaves Vaucluse, but his Spirit Remains There with Laura.
Sonnet 175. His Woes are Unexampled.
Sonnet 176. He Describes his State, Specifying the Date of his Attachment.
Sonnet 177. Though so Long Love’s Faithful Servant, his Only Reward has Been Tears.
Sonnet 178. The Enchantments that Enthrall Him
Sestina 6. The History of his Love; And Prayer for Help.
Sonnet 179. She Unites in Herself the Highest Excellences of Virtue and Beauty.
Sonnet 180. Her Cruelty Renders Life Worse than Death to Him.
Sonnet 181. He Lives Destitute of All Hope save that of Rendering her Immortal.
Sonnet 182. All Nature Would Be in Darkness Were She, its Sun, to Perish.
Sonnet 183. Morning.
Sonnet 184. The Charms of her Countenance and Voice.
Sonnet 185. Though her Eyes Destroy Him, he Cannot Tear Himself Away.
Sonnet 186. Not Finding her with her Friends, he Asks Them why she is absent.
Sonnet 187. His Nights Are, like his Days, Passed in Torment.
Sonnet 178. The Misery of his Love.
Sonnet 189. Happy who Steered the Boat, or Drove the Car, Wherein she Sat and Sang.
Sonnet 190. Far from his Beloved, Life is Miserable by Night as by Day.
Sonnet 191. He Envies the Breeze which Sports with Her, the Stream that Flows towards her.
Sonnet 192. Under the Figure of A Laurel, he Relates the Growth of his Love.
Sonnet 193. Though in the midst of Pain, he Deems Himself the Happiest of Men.
Sonnet 194. At her Return, his Sorrows Vanish.
Sonnet 195. He Fears that an Illness which has Attacked the Eyes of Laura May Deprive Him of their Sight.
Sonnet 196. The Evil Results of Unrestrained Anger.
Sonnet 197. He Rejoices at Participating in her Sufferings.
Sonnet 198. He No Longer Finds Relief in Solitude.
Sonnet 199. He Excuses Himself for Visiting Laura Too Often, and Loving her Too Much.
Sonnet 200. He Prays Love, who is the Cause of his Offences, to Obtain Pardon for Him.
Sestina 7. He Despairs of Escape from the Torments by which he is Surrounded.
Sestina 8. She is Moved Neither by his Verses nor his Tears.
Sonnet 201. On the Kiss of Honour given by Charles of Luxemburg to Laura at A Banquet.
Sonnet 202. He Pleads the Excess of his Passion in Palliation of his Fault.
Sonnet 203. His Sorrow for the Illness of Laura Increases, Not Lessens, his Flame.
Sonnet 204. He Bids his Heart Return to Laura, Not Perceiving that it had Never Left her.
Sonnet 205. He Congratulates his Heart on its Remaining with her.
Sonnet 206. To A Friend, in Love like Himself, he Can Give No Advice but to Raise his Soul to God.
Sonnet 207. The Two Roses.
Sonnet 208. He Prays that he May Die before Laura.
Sonnet 209. He Invites Those to Whom his Praises Seem Excessive to Behold the Object of Them.
Sonnet 210. Whoever Beholds her Must Admit that his Praises Cannot Reach her Perfection.
Sonnet 211. Melancholy Recollections and Presages.
Sonnet 212. She Announces to Him, in A Vision, that he Will Never See her More.
Sonnet 213. He Cannot Believe in her Death, but If True, he Prays God to Take Him Also from Life.
Sonnet 214. To his Longing to See her Again is Now Added the Fear of Seeing her No More.
Sonnet 215. He Sighs for Those Glances from Which, to his Grief, Fortune Ever Delights to Withdraw Him.
Sonnet 216. Hearing No Tidings of Her, he Begins to Despair.
Sonnet 217. Contrary to the Wont of Lovers, he Prefers Morn to Eve.
Sonnet 218. His Soul Visits her in Sleep.
Sonnet 219. On Laura Putting her Hand before her Eyes While he was Gazing on her.
Sonnet 220. A Smiling Welcome, which Laura Gave Him Unexpectedly, Almost Kills Him with Joy.
Sonnet 221. Thinking Always of Laura, it Pains Him to Remember where she is Left.
Sonnet 222. The Beauty of Laura is Peerless.
Sonnet 223. The Eyes of Laura are the School of Virtue.
Sonnet 224. Honour to Be Preferred to Life.
Sonnet 225. He Extols the Virtue of Laura.
Canzone 21. Self-conflict.
Sonnet 226. Hope Alone Supports Him in his Misery.
Sonnet 227. He Laments his Absence from Laura and Colonna, the Only Objects of his Affection.

To Laura in Death.

Sonnet 1. On the Announcement of the Death of Laura.
Canzone 1. He Asks Counsel of Love, Whether he Should Follow Laura, or Still Endure Existence.
Sonnet 2. He Bewails his Double Loss in the Deaths of Laura, and of Colonna.
Canzone 2. Unless Love Can Restore her to Life, he Will Never Again Be his Slave.
Sonnet 3. On the Death of Another Lady.
Sonnet 4. Past, Present, and Future are Now Alike Painful to Him.
Sonnet 5. He Encourages his Soul to Lift Itself to God, and to Abandon the Vanities of Earth.
Sonnet 6. He Compares Himself to A Besieged City, and Accuses his Own Heart of Treason.
Sonnet 7. He Endeavours to Find Peace in the Thought that she is in Heaven.
Sonnet 8. With Her, his Only Solace, is Taken Away All his Desire of Life.
Sonnet 9. He Describes his Sad State.
Sonnet 10. He Desires to Die, that his Soul May Be with Her, as his Thoughts Already are.
Sonnet 11. She is Ever Present to Him.
Sonnet 12. Vaucluse.
Sonnet 13. Her Form Still Haunts Him in Solitude.
Sonnet 14. He Thanks her that from Time to Time she Returns to Console Him with her Presence.
Sonnet 15. Her Presence in Visions is his Only Consolation.
Sonnet 16. The Remembrance of her Chases Sadness from his Heart.
Sonnet 17. Her Counsel Alone Affords Him Relief.
Sonnet 18. She Returns in Pity to Comfort Him with her Advice.
Sonnet 19. On the Death of his Friend Sennuccio.
Sonnet 20. Vaucluse has Become to Him A Scene of Pain.
Sonnet 21. He Acknowledges the Wisdom of her past Coldness to Him.
Sonnet 22. He Blesses Laura for her Virtue.
Sonnet 23. Morn Renders his Grief More Poignant.
Sonnet 24. His Lyre is Now Attuned Only to Woe.
Sonnet 25. His Poems Were Written Only to Soothe his Own Grief: Otherwise he Would have Laboured to Make Them More Deserving of the Fame they have Acquired.
Sonnet 26. Since her Death, Nothing is Left to Him but Grief.
Sonnet 27. He Comforts Himself with the Hope that she Hears Him.
Sonnet 28. He Glories in his Love.
Sonnet 29. The Union of Beauty and Virtue is Dissolved by her Death.
Sonnet 30. The Remembrance of the past Enhances his Misery.
Sonnet 31. He Enumerates and Eulogises the Graces of Laura.
Sonnet 32. He Envies Earth, Heaven, and Death their Possession of his Treasure.
Sonnet 33. On his Return to Vaucluse after Laura’s Death.
Sonnet 34. Soaring in Imagination to Heaven, he Meets Laura, and is Happy.
Sonnet 35. He Vents his Sorrow to All who Witnessed his Former Felicity.
Sonnet 36. Had she Not Died so Early, he Would have Learned to Praise her More Worthily.
Sonnet 37. He Prays Laura to Look down upon Him from Heaven.
Sonnet 38. Love and he Seek Laura, but Find No Traces of her except in the Sky.
Sonnet 39. Unworthy to have Looked upon Her, he is Still More so to Attempt her Praises.
Sonnet 40. He Attempts to Paint her Beauties, but Not her Virtues.
Sonnet 41. It is Impossible for Him to Describe her Excellences.
Sonnet 42. Returning Spring Brings to Him Only Increase of Grief.
Sonnet 43. The Song of the Nightingale Reminds Him of his Unhappy Lot.
Sonnet 44. Nothing that Nature Offers Can Afford Him Consolation.
Sonnet 45. His Only Desire is Again to Be with her.
Sonnet 46. He Recalls with Grief their Last Meeting.
Sonnet 47. Just when he Might Fairly Hope Some Return of Affection, Envious Death Carries her off.
Sonnet 48. He Consoles Himself with the Belief that she Now at Last Sympathises with Him.
Sonnet 49. Death has Robbed Him in One Moment of the Fruit of his Life.
Sonnet 50. Under the Allegory of A Laurel he Again Deplores her Death.
Sonnet 51. His Passion Finds its Only Consolation in Contemplating her in Heaven.
Sonnet 52. He Revisits Vaucluse.
Sonnet 53. The Sight of Laura’s House Reminds Him of his Misery.
Sonnet 54. To the Memory of Giacomo Colonna, who Died before Petrarch Could Reply to A Letter of his.
Canzone 3. Under Various Allegories he Paints the Virtue, Beauty, and Untimely Death of Laura.
Ballata 1. His Grief at Surviving her is Mitigated by the Consciousness that she Now Knows his Heart.
Canzone 4. He Recalls her Many Graces.
Sonnet 55. Death May Deprive Him of the Sight of her Beauties, but Not of the Memory of her Virtues.
Sonnet 56. Her Own Virtues Immortalise her in Heaven, and his Praises on Earth.
Sonnet 57. He Reverts to their Last Meeting.
Sonnet 58. He Mourns his Want of Perception at that Meeting.
Sonnet 59. He Should have Foreseen his Loss in the Unusual Lustre of her Eyes.
Canzone 5. Memory is his Only Solace and Support.
Sestina 1. In his Misery he Desires Death the More he Remembers his past Contentment and Comfort.
Sonnet 60. He Prays that she Will Be near Him at his Death, which he Feels Approaching.
Sonnet 61. He Prays That, in Reward for his Long and Virtuous Attachment, she Will Visit Him in Death.
Sonnet 62. Beauty Showed Itself In, and Disappeared With, Laura.
Sonnet 63. She is so Fixed in his Heart that at times he Believes her Still Alive, and is Forced to Recall the Date of her Death.
Sonnet 64. Nature Displayed in her Every Charm, but Soon Withdrew her from Sight.
Sonnet 65. He No Longer Contemplates the Mortal, but the Immortal Beauties of Laura.
Sonnet 66. The Laurel, in Whom he Placed All his Joy has Been Taken from Him to Adorn Heaven.
Sonnet 67. Her True worth was Known Only to Him and to Heaven.
Sonnet 68. Her Praises Are, Compared with her Deserts, but as A Drop to the Ocean.
Sonnet 69. He Prays her to Appear before Him in A Vision.
Sonnet 70. His Prayer is Heard.
Sonnet 71. He Describes the Apparition of Laura.
Sonnet 72. He Would Die of Grief Were she Not Sometimes to Console Him by her Presence.
Sonnet 73. He Complains of his Sufferings, which Admit of No Relief.
Sonnet 74. Reflecting that Laura is in Heaven, he Repents his Excessive Grief, and is Consoled.
Sonnet 75. He Directs All his Thoughts to Heaven, where Laura Awaits and Beckons Him.
Sonnet 76. He Conjures Laura, by the Pure Love he Ever Bore Her, to Obtain for Him A Speedy Admission to her in Heaven.
Sonnet 77. His Only Comfort is the Expectation of Meeting her Again in Heaven.
Sonnet 78. He Feels that the Day of their Reunion is at Hand.
Sonnet 79. He Tells her in Sleep of his Sufferings, And, Overcome by her Sympathy, Awakes.
Sonnet 80. Far from Fearing, he Prays for Death.
Sonnet 81. Since her Death he has Ceased to Live.
Canzone 6. She Appears to Him, And, with More than Wonted Affection, Endeavours to Console Him.
Canzone 7. Love, Summoned by the Poet to the Tribunal of Reason, Passes A Splendid Eulogium on Laura.
Sonnet 82. He Awakes to A Conviction of the near Approach of Death.
Sonnet 83. He Seems to Be with her in Heaven.
Sonnet 84. Weary of Life, Now that she is No Longer with Him, he Devotes Himself to God.
Sonnet 85. He Confesses and Regrets his Sins, and Prays God to save Him from Eternal Death.
Sonnet 86. He Humbly Confesses the Errors of his past Life, and Prays for Divine Grace.
Sonnet 87. He Owes his Own Salvation to the Virtuous Conduct of Laura.
Sonnet 88. Beholding in Fancy the Shade of Laura, he Tells her the Loss that the World Sustained in her Departure.
Sonnet 89. He Begs Love to Assist Him, that he May Worthily Celebrate her.
Sonnet 90. The Plaintive Song of A Bird Recalls to Him his Own Keener Sorrow.
Canzone 8. To the Virgin Mary.

Sonnet Found in Laura’s Tomb.

Index.

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