As in: “The first of these paragraphs is a long digression on the caducity of earthly goods and presents Peter Damian’s decision to retire to solitude as the realization of a vocation announced since childhood.”
Barsella, Susanna. “Boccaccio, Petrarch, and Peter Damian: Two Models of the Humanist Intellectual.” MLN 121.1 (2006): 22-23. Project Muse. Web. 17 March 2010.
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