By William McIlvanney
Eddie Cameron is a salesperson for Rocklight Ltd., an electric apparatus company in Glasgow, the place he has been fiddling the firm's expenditures. Eddie's existence is in tatters - his spouse hates him, and his violent mood has left his mistress teetering at the fringe of sanity.
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But when it was only about one-fourth ﬁnished, struggles for power among northern Italian princes forced him to ﬂee his haven, under siege from the Visconti of Milan and the Gonzaga of Mantua. After a harrowing escape on February 23, 1345, Petrarch lost interest in these collected morality lessons, “memorable” though he once may have imagined them. 30 In its original ambitious plan, Rerum memorandarum libri was to be a treatise in twelve books on the four cardinal or pagan virtues. Preludial thoughts on “solitude, leisure, study, and discipline” lead Petrarch to his temple’s threshold, where he pays tribute to Cicero, who had deﬁned the virtues and their facets at the end of De inventione.
Were he that “other,” he would have written a different will, hence Maggi’s title. ” Comparison both with common practice and two other privileged early Italian wills, those of Saint Francis and Boccaccio, makes clear how idealized this one is, an autobiography uniquely Petrarchan. The fourteenth-century man who was “father and hero of European humanism” 84 produced an opus as expansive as his life, dedicated to restoring classical culture as the ideal forerunner of Christianity’s fulﬁ lling message.
And this is the conviction not only of you and others who profess the true religion and who have absolute faith in the Trinity. So do the pagan philosophers who used this number in the worship of the gods. ’ ” 74 By the code of Pythagorean numerology, to which Petrarch here alludes, 19 is a variant expression of 9. 75 Not by accident Petrarch addresses ten letters to the ancients in book 24 of the Familiares and names ten rivers in his poem in honor of the birth of Marco Visconti, but he reserves the “defective” 9 in its variant 19 for the Sine nomine.
A Gift from Nessus by William McIlvanney