Torquato Tasso Quote
Variant: "Lost is all the Time that is not spent on love" From: "L'Aminta: Di Torquato Tasso, Favola Boscherecchia. Taffo's Aminta, A Pastoral Comedy in English and Italian" (Oxford, 1726) , Act I, Scene I
“Grave was the man in years, in looks, in word, his locks were grey, yet was his courage green.”
The Recovery of Jerusalem, Book I, 53
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsTorquato Tasso
Born: March 11, 1544
Died: April 25, 1595 (aged 51)
Bio: Torquato Tasso was an Italian poet of the 16th century, best known for his poem La Gerusalemme liberata, in which he depicts a highly imaginative version of the combats between Christians and Muslims at the end of the First Crusade, during the siege of Jerusalem. He suffered from mental illness and died a few days before he was due to be crowned as the king of poets by the Pope.