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Bondi, Clement (1742-1821), an Italian poet, who became a Jesuit shortly before the dissolution of the Order, and afterwards librarian to the Arch duke Frederic at Brunn, and in 1815 professor of literature and of history to the Empress at Vienna. He has been called the Delille of Italy, and like the French poet, he made verse translations of Virgil, and wrote a poem on Conversation, and he sings the praises of a country life. He is pure and elegant in style, but of no great inspiration or force. Among his works are: Poemetti e varie rime; Giornata Villereccia; Poesie; Cantate: la Felicita; Sentences, Proverbs, Epigrams, and Apologues.