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Cenci

[chen-chee] /ˈtʃɛn tʃi/
noun
1.
Beatrice
[be-ah-tree-che] /ˌbɛ ɑˈtri tʃɛ/ (Show IPA),
1577–1599, Italian parricide whose life is the subject of various novels and poems.

Cenci, The

[chen-chee] /ˈtʃɛn tʃi/
noun
1.
a verse tragedy (1819) by Shelley.
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  • The first volume comprises the annals of the Borgias and the Cenci.

  • Passing to The Cenci, we change at once the moral and artistic atmosphere.

    Shelley John Addington Symonds
  • The Cenci is a work of art; it is not coloured by my feelings, nor obscured by my metaphysics.

    Shelley John Addington Symonds
  • "It is the finest thing since the portrait of the Cenci," said the noble patron.

    Lothair Benjamin Disraeli
  • Shelley in the Cenci seems to me to have come nearest to this ideal.

    Oxford Lectures on Poetry Andrew Cecil Bradley
  • In support of my interpretation, of it I may refer to the Preface to the Cenci.

    Oxford Lectures on Poetry Andrew Cecil Bradley
  • "The Cenci" is austere; for Shelley, it is athletically economical.

    The Critical Game

    John Albert Macy
  • I received a copy of the Cenci, as from yourself, from Hunt.

  • The sense in which Shelley intends to apply it to The Cenci may admit of some doubt.

    Adonais Shelley
  • The Barberini Palace contains other treasures beside the Cenci.

    The Diary of an Ennuye Anna Brownell Jameson

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