Ercilla



Alonso de
[ah-lawn-saw th e] /ɑˈlɔn sɔ ðɛ/ (Show IPA), 1533–94, Spanish epic poet; soldier in the conquest of Chile.
Historical Examples

Ercilla has devoted the twenty-fourth canto of the Araucana to the splendid episode of the battle of Lepanto.
History of The Reign of Philip The Second King of Spain William H. Prescott

Ercilla represents him as very ardent in battle, sometimes fighting himself, sometimes urging on his soldiers, always in movement.
South America W. H. Koebel

It is denied by these writers, that Ercilla excelled all his contemporaries in heroic song.
Introduction to the Literature of Europe in the Fifteenth, Sixteenth, and Seventeenth Centuries, Vol. 1 Henry Hallam

Raynouard observes, that Ercilla has taken Ariosto as his model, especially in the opening of his cantos.
Introduction to the Literature of Europe in the Fifteenth, Sixteenth, and Seventeenth Centuries, Vol. 1 Henry Hallam

But in Portugal there had arisen a poet, in comparison of whose glory that of Ercilla is as nothing.
Introduction to the Literature of Europe in the Fifteenth, Sixteenth, and Seventeenth Centuries, Vol. 1 Henry Hallam

The poet Ercilla has made the name of the Araucanians so famous that it were improper now to change the appellation.
A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 5 Robert Kerr

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