A Tour in Italy and Sicily

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Longman, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1828 - Italy - 624 pages

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Page 209 - And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, and was transfigured before them : and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him.
Page 209 - And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man kneeling down to him, and saying, 15 Lord, have mercy on my son ; for he is lunatic, and sore vexed, for oft,times he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water. 16 And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him.
Page 515 - Portus ab accessu ventorum immotus et ingens 570 ipse; sed horrificis iuxta tonat Aetna ruinis interdumque atram prorumpit ad aethera nubem, turbine fumantem piceo et candente favilla, attollitque globos flammarum et sidera lambit: interdum scopulos avolsaque viscera montis 575 erigit eructans liquefactaque saxa sub auras cum gemitu glomerat fundoque exaestuat imo.
Page 516 - ... great matters as the fright of an emperor or the glory of a saint. Only two eruptions are recorded in the twelfth century, one in the thirteenth, two in the fourteenth, four in the fifteenth, and four in the sixteenth. During the last part of the fifteenth century and the first part of the sixteenth, a period of ninety years intervened without any. Twenty-two eruptions were recorded in the seventeenth century, thirtytwo in the eighteenth, and in the few years that have elapsed of this present...
Page 300 - ... simplicity, of boundless power, reckless of cost and labour, all for a useful purpose, and regardless of beauty. A river in midair, which had been flowing on ceaselessly for fifteen or eighteen hundred or two thousand years, poured its cataracts into the streets and public squares of Rome when she was mistress and also when she was the slave of nations, and quenched the thirst of Attila and of Genseric as it had before quenched that of Brutus and Caesar, and as it has since quenched that of beggars...
Page 205 - A man who thinks he is guarding himself against prejudices by resisting the authority of others, leaves open every avenue to singularity, vanity, self-conceit, obstinacy, and many other vices, all tending to warp the judgment, and prevent the natural operation of his faculties.
Page 194 - By a few strokes he knew how to mark the general image and character of whatever object he attempted...
Page 604 - Turin forms a perfect contrast with all the cities we have been accustomed to see in Italy ; it is new, fresh, and regular, instead of antique and in decay; and the buildings all alike are collectively magnificent, if not quite so in detail, the material being only brick coated over in imitation of stone. A profusion of running watei keeps the fine wide pavement clean.
Page 207 - In a composition, when the objects are scattered and divided into many equal parts, the eye is perplexed and fatigued, from not knowing where to find the principal action, or which is the principal figure; for where all are making equal pretensions to notice, all are in equal danger of neglect. The expression which is used very often, on these occasions is, the piece wants repose...
Page 52 - Dans toutes les circonstances , je ferai tout ce qui sera en mon pouvoir pour vous donner des preuves du désir que j'ai de voir se consolider votre liberté , et de voir la misérable Italie se placer enfin avec gloire , libre et indépendante des étrangers...

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