Grazie Rossella per aver condiviso il tuo viaggio con noi. Sono d'accordo con la tua riflessione sul "modo italiano" di gestire il nostro patrimonio artistico. Non valorizziamo nulla e lasciamo tutto allo scempio del tempo, spero che ci sia un'inversione di tendenza.
L'unica cosa che posso fare vista la completezza della discussione è sottoporvi alcune frasi che mi hanno colpito durante la lettura:
Vanity was the beginning and the end of Sir Walter Elliot's character; vanity of person and of situation. He had been remarkably handsome in his youth; and, at fifty-four, was still a very fine man. Few women could think more of their personal appearance than he did, nor could the valet of any new made lord be more delighted with the place he held in society. He considered the blessing of beauty as inferior only to the blessing of a baronetcy; and the Sir Walter Elliott, who united these gifts, was the constant object of his warmest respect and devotion.
Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has been in their hands. I will not allow books to prove anything.
It sometimes happens that a woman is handsomer at twenty-nine than she was ten years before.
If there is anything disagreeable going on men are always sure to get out of it.
"Altered beyond his knowledge." Anne fully submitted, in silent, deep mortification. Doubtless it was so, and she could take no revenge, for he was not altered, or not for the worse. She had already acknowledged it to herself, and she could not think differently, let him think of her as he would. No: the years which had destroyed her youth and bloom had only given him a more glowing, manly, open look, in no respect lessening his personal advantages. She had seen the same Frederick Wentworth.
A man does not recover from such a devotion of the heart to such a woman! He ought not; he does not.
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