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Nay, even in such an out-of-the-way literature as that of Sicily, the same abate Matranga' assures me that he was equally versed. " He delighted," says the abate, " in repeating from memory the poetry of the Sicilian poet, Giovanni Meli,"* a writer who although of the highest fame among his countrymen, is hardly known even by name outside of his native island.
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