He was not suited to strive with Bononcini on the ground of Italianism.
We see in this the first blow struck at the triumphant Italianism.
But it was its pure Italianism that prevented it from winning immediate success in Paris.
Here, therefore, is to be found an even deeper fear of Italianism, and here still sterner methods are employed to stamp it out.
All that was essentially Spanish was for the time forgotten, submerged in an imported Italianism.
And again the latter wrote: “You have two excellent points in that poem—originality and Italianism.”