Italy, Volume 1

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J. Duncan, 1831
 

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Halaman 136 - And stopped at once amid their maddest plunge! Motionless torrents! silent cataracts! Who made you glorious as the Gates of Heaven Beneath the keen full moon? Who bade the sun Clothe you with rainbows? Who, with living flowers Of loveliest blue, spread garlands at your feet? GOD! let the torrents, like a shout of nations, Answer! and let the ice-plains echo, GOD!
Halaman 242 - ... and other precious stones. The pictures and statues are innumerable. To this palace belong three gardens, the first whereof is beautified with a terrace, supported by pillars of marble; there is a...
Halaman 373 - Galeazzo for himselfe in the name and by permission of the King, and that the Duke of Feria, who was then Governour, should make the bargain : but my Lord having seene them since, did not think them of so much worth.
Halaman 234 - ... magnificence, and seem more than sufficient for all the disease and misery that should exist in so small a state. They are crowded with honorary statues ; but I write only from recollection, and one seldom recollects things so pompous and so uniform as the effigies of rich men. At the Albergo de Poveri* is a sculpture of a higher order, a dead Christ in alto relievo, by Michael Angelo. The life and death which he has thrown into this little thing, the breathing tenderness of the Virgin, and the...
Halaman 44 - There can be little doubt that the catastrophe was caused by the gradual erosion of the soft strata, which undermined the mass of limestone above, and projected it into the plain. It is also probable, that the part which fell, had for some time been nearly detached from the mountain, by a shrinking of the southern side, as there is at present a rent at this end, upwards of 2000 feet deep, which seems to have cat off a large section from the eastern end, that now " Hangs in doubtful ruins round its...
Halaman 48 - ... forth into the middle of the assembly, discoursed, with a grave countenance, and a calm tone of voice, on the doctrines of the sect ; the audience, in the mean time, remaining in perfect silence, and occasionally expressing their attention and approbation by a nod. The chapel where they met was divided •into two apartments — one for the men, the other for the women. So strict a regard was paid to silence in these assemblies, that no one was permitted to whisper, or even to breathe aloud ;...
Halaman 334 - The water raised by the impulse which it receives from the wind, rises to these fissures, and passing through them trickles down, through the crevices that communicate with the fountain below, and gradually fills it. In stormy weather the water is impelled with greater violence, and flows in greater quantities, till it is nearly exhausted ; or at least reduced too low to be raised again to the fissures. Hence, on such occasions, the fountain fills with rapidity first, and then dries up, or rather...
Halaman 361 - ... told me, that she had heard of soldiers firing at the picture before her time ; that a soldier of the sixth regiment of French hussars had told her, that he himself with others had done so, not knowing what it was, when guarding prisoners confined in the hall ; and that these prisoners, men of all nations, threw stones and brickbats against it by way of amusement. When Bonaparte came to Milan, he called to see the picture, and finding the place still used as a place of confinement, " shrugged...
Halaman 334 - ... xysto leviter inflectitur*. The other villa might possibly have stood on the neighbouring promontory of Torno, whence (editissimo dorso*) it might have commanded two bays. There are, indeed, many situations on the banks of the lake which correspond with Pliny's descriptions, and consequently leave us at a loss to guess at the particular spots to which he alludes. A little farther on, the lake first contracts itself at Brienno, remarkable for its flourishing laurels...
Halaman 184 - ... supreme Pastor of the Churches of the Waldenses. The street was every where no better than a confined lane. At length we stood before the Presbytery of M. Peyrani, for by this name the dwellings of the ministers are known. But in external appearance, how inferior to the most indifferent parsonages in England, or to the humblest manse in Scotland. Neither garden nor bower enlivened its appearance, and scarcely did it differ in construction or dimension from the humble cottages by which it was...

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