C.H. Scott (1862–1936) was the grandson of the 5th Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry. Despite the physical disabilities that affected him since childhood, he became proficient in history and modern languages, penning an original volume of verse and publishing, in a limited edition, his translation of Cecco Angiolieri’s Sonnets.
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Cecco Angiolieri, the enfant terrible of Italian literature, loved women, gambling, food and wine. It is said that he found comfort for his bad luck at the dice and with Becchina, his unreciprocating lover, only by pouring venomous scorn upon his miserly parents. Cecco’s outbursts of rage against hi…READ MORE >