But, withal, there are unity and progress in this cento of citations.
This work is, for the most part, what the author himself styles it, 'a cento;' but it is a very ingenious one.
Cento Racconti per divertire gli amici nelle ore oziose e nuovi brindisi per spasso nelle tavole e nelle conversazioni.
The last anecdote is quite popular, and is found in a number of popular stories, as well as in the Cento Novelle Antiche.
There are several Italian literary versions, the best known being in the Cento nov. ant.
Unfortunately, however, for his originality, that canto is almost a cento—his model being Wordsworth.
Sifting and pruning are needed before a cento can be formed which would commend itself to modern taste.
I must observe here, that the "Lament of Tasso" is, in fact, a cento taken from Tasso's minor poems.
Batista Cremonini of Cento was employed in such commissions more than any other artist.
This latter will probably be a Cento from the works of the authours that he has just perused.