A Tour Through Italy, Exhibiting a View of Its Scenery, Its Antiquities, and Its Monuments; ...

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J. Mawman, 1813

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The town of Susa its triumphal arch
The advantage of having visited Italy
431 last line for prize read prey
Italy twice visited by liberty era of the Italian republics
Long infancy short maturity and rapid decay of the Latin language
The Italian language gradually produced by a corruption of the Latin
Decline of Latin particular exemplifications of this declension and
First regular inscription in the modern language of Italy difference
The History of Italian Literature by Tiraboschi its singular Merit
Infidelity propagated by French Literature infects the Writings
Latin recommended as a general Medium of Communication Italian
Attention paid in Italy to the Instruction of Youth
Account of the Hierarchy of the Italian Church
National Character
Change of Polity in the Italian States during the two or three last Centu
ries no degradation of character in the Modern Italians
Arts and Sciences cultivated by the Italian Nobility noble Authors
Prevailing Taste for the Fine Arts amongst the Italian Gentry a proof
Early rising of the Italians
The Modern Italians do not sink in a comparison with their Ancestors
Three Inferences favourable to Modern Italy
Progressive Mischief of the Military System
Superior Cultivation of Modern Italy Exports Articles of Subsistence
On the Pope the Roman Court Cardinals
The Popes become the Temporal Sovereigns of Rome
Two Anecdotes shewing the rigid restraint in which the Popes are com
The Ceremony called the Adoration of the Pope remarks on
Income of the Roman Court
Contemplation of the Consequences of Pontifical Domination during

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Page 231 - Insuperable height of loftiest shade, Cedar, and pine, and fir, and branching palm, A sylvan scene, and, as the ranks ascend Shade above shade, a woody theatre Of...
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Page 232 - The darksome pines that o'er yon rocks reclin'd Wave high, and murmur to the hollow wind, The wand'ring streams that shine between the hills, The grots that echo to the tinkling rills, The dying gales that pant upon the trees, The lakes that quiver to the curling breeze; No more these scenes my meditation aid, Or lull to rest the visionary maid.
Page 232 - But o'er the twilight groves and dusky caves, Long-sounding aisles and intermingled graves, Black Melancholy sits, and round her throws A death-like silence, and a dread repose : Her gloomy presence saddens all the scene, Shades every flower, and darkens every green ; Deepens the murmur of the falling floods, And breathes a browner horror on the woods.
Page 350 - Charles, that is, the qualities which give true sterling value to the man, and sanctify him to the eyes of his Creator — I mean humility, self-command, temperance, industry, prudence and fortitude — were not inferior to his public endowments. His table was for his guests ; his own diet was confined to bread and vegetables ; he allowed himself no amusement or relaxation, alleging that the variety of his duties was in itself a sufficient recreation. His dress and establishment...
Page 390 - Domo d'Ossola through one of the most delightful vallies that Alpine solitudes enclose, or the foot of the wanderer ever traversed. It is from two to seven miles wide, encompassed by mountains generally of a craggy and menacing aspect, but not unfrequently softened by verdure, wood, and cultivation.
Page 377 - ... are equally dangerous. The latter are more frequently experienced in the branch of the lake that terminates at Como than in the other parts, because it has no emissary or outlet, such as the Adda forms at Lecco. The mountains that border the lake are by no means either barren or naked ; their lower regions are generally covered with olives, vines, and orchards; the middle is encircled with groves of...
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Page 19 - Sybarites are said to have occupied the neighbouring plain ; the Dorians therefore appear to have the fairest claim to these majestic and everlasting monuments. But at what period were they erected ? To judge from their form we must conclude that they are the oldest specimens of Grecian architecture now in existence. In beholding them, and contemplating their solidity, bordering upon heaviness, we are tempted to consider them as...
Page 632 - But why should the altar be made his footstool ? the altar, the beauty of holiness, the throne of the victim* lamb, the mercy seat of the temple of Christianity ; why should the altar be converted into the footstool of a mortal...