Quotation by Niccolò Degli Albizzi

Their empty victual-wagons up the street
Over the bridge dreadfully sound and sway;
Their eyes, as hanged men's, turning the wrong way;
And nothing on their backs, or heads, or feet.
One sees the ribs and all the skeletons
Of their gaunt horses; and a sorry sight
Are the torn saddles, crammed with straw and stones.
Niccolò Degli Albizzi (fl. 13th century), Italian poet. Prolonged Sonnet: When the Troops Were Returning from Milan (l. 5–11).

PoBA. Oxford Book of Verse in English Translation, The. Charles Tomlinson, ed. (1980) Oxford University Press.
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