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Petrarch -- as in: Francesco Petrarch
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The Age of Innocence
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  • At length she returned with a lamp; and Archer, having meanwhile put together a phrase out of Dante and Petrarch, evoked the answer: "La signora e fuori; ma verra subito"; which he took to mean: "She’s out—but you’ll soon see."

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  • Petrarch helped to popularize the term "Dark Ages".
  • And now here is my pocket Petrarch, and not another word shall I say of this case until we are on the scene of action.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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