Ariosto in Ferrara - 18th Century

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 122-123:

It appears that Ariosto, one day passing a potter's shop in Ferrara, heard the owner singing a stanza of the Orlando Furioso. Attracted by his own poetry, he listened, and found that the potter mangled it most miserably, rendering a most beautiful passage rank nonsense. This so enraged the poet, that, having a stick in his hand, he laid about him lustily, and broke every thing he could reach. When the poor devil of a potter expostulated with him for destroying the property of a man who had never done him any injury, he replied " 'Tis false, you have done me the deepest injury; you have …   more >>

cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 1 (London, 1826), p. 122-123. accessed: 22 July, 2024

location of experience: Ferrara


Listening to

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Orlando Furioso
written by Ariosto
performed by A potter

Experience Information

Date/Time 18th Century
Medium live

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:13:45 +0100
Approved on Sun, 03 Jan 2016 13:56:05 +0000