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Petrarch Forever

Francesco Petrarca, known in English as Petrarch, was in his time a noted author, poet and classical scholar. But he is best remembered today for the collection of poetry in which he immortalized his love for Laura.

This Website is dedicated to Petrarch's enduring legacy. Here you will find poems from Petrarch's collection for Laura, which he called "Rerum vulgarium fragmenta", today generally referred to his "Canzoniere" or "Rime". Alongside the poems are English translations, some of them my own, others by Chaucer, Sir Thomas Wyatt and Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey.

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