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Comment on Antagelig marts 1797

The sentence structure with the inserted personal pronoun suggests that Thorvaldsen, with his fairly modest knowledge of Italian, started the sentence on his own as the pronoun is not necessary in Italian but is part of the corresponding Danish sentence. Besides, the pronoun io disappears in the more finished version of the same sentence in the draft below, which might indicate that Thorvaldsen had help or thought better of it.

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