Grits and Tamales

Life in the Deep South, by Gabriel Aguilera

Verona in Petrarch’s Time

“Verona, in Petrarch’s time, might have been classed among the major powers of Italy. Proud of her antiquity and her Roman theater (where one may still, of a summer evening, hear opera under the stars), enriched by the trade that came from over the Alps and down the Adige, Verona rose under the Scala family to a height where she threatened the commercial supremacy of Venice.”

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