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Definitions of PIETRO FANFANI
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An Italian philologist, humorist, and novelist (1815-79). He founded in 1847 the Philological Record, and afterward edited several other periodicals of a like character. His "Vocabulary of Tuscan Usage" and other "vocabularies" are works of high authority. The "Writ at Random", and the whimsical satire "The Laughing Democritus: Literary Recreations", are specimens of his brimming humor. His novels are: "Cecco of Ascoli"; "Paolina"; "The Coachman and his Family"; etc.
By Charles Dudley Warner