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Perhaps it sounded more forceful in the language of Dante and Petrarch, but fair enough.
Petrarch says that among his countrymen Cicero was a great name, but was studied by few.
Petrarch himself has been thought of by De Sade as the fourth, but (it seems) on insufficient grounds.Petrarch's Letters to Classical Authors|Francesco Petrarca
This assemblage of the learned had a powerful influence on Petrarch's fine imagination.
Amidst all the incidents of this period of his life, the attachment of Petrarch to Laura continued unabated.
Petrarch, on his return to Parma, wrote several interesting letters to Mainardo.