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Questa Gentilissima (Italian)

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Most gentle one, a love term used by Dante to Beatrice

“Common mortals stand and gaze with bated breath while that most gentle one (questa gentilissima) goes on her way”—Mrs. Oliphant: Makers of Florence, p. 25.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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