Petrachian Famous Quotes & Sayings

1 Petrachian Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Pinterest Share on Linkedin

A little later, as we talked of the Maniot dirges by which I was obsessed, I was surprised to hear this bloodshot-eyed and barefoot old man say: "Yes, it's the old iambic tetrameter acalectic." It was the equivalent of a Cornish fisherman pointing out the difference, in practicality incomprehensible dialect, between the Petrachian and the Spenserian sonnet. It was quite correct. Where on earth had he learnt it? His last bit of information was that, in the old days (that wonderful cupboard!) the Arabs used to come to this coast to dive for the murex.Patrick Leigh Fermor Petrachian Sayings By Patrick Leigh Fermor: A little later, as we talked of the Maniot dirges by which I was obsessed,