Essays on Petrarch, By 1778-1827. Ugo Foscolo and 1767-1854. Lady Barbarina Dacre. Abstract. On the love of Petrarch.--On the poetry of Petrarch.--On the character of Petrarch.--A parallel between Dante and Petrarch.--Appendix: I. Specimens of Petrarch's Latin poetry. II. Specimens of Greek amatory poetry, from Sappho down to the writers of the lower empire. III. A theory of Platonic love, by.