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First Italian Readings By Various Characters: 764

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[1] le Cinque giornate di Milano, alludes to the "Glorious Five Days' Revolution" at Milan in March, 1848, which resulted in the expulsion of the Austrians from the city.

[2] pensa a trarne partito, think about turning it to account.

[3] Fieschi, a Corsican assassin who, in 1835, at Paris, made use of an infernal machine in an attempt to put to death the king, Louis Philipp

e. The king escaped, but a number of persons lost their lives.

[4] Orsini, an Italian revolutionist who, in 1858, attempted, with other conspirators, to assassinate Napoleon III. by means of bombs.

[5] alla meno peggio, as best he could.

[6] intendermela, to have an understanding.

[7] corso, name of the principal street of Rome.

[8] Ove diavolo, Where in the world.

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