Sir A. Henry Layard, G.C.B., D.C.L.: Autobiography and Letters from His Childhood Until His Appointment as H. M. Ambassador at Madrid, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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J. Murray, 1903
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Page 359 - This preservation photocopy was made and hand bound at BookLab, Inc., in compliance with copyright law. The paper is Weyerhaeuser Cougar Opaque Natural, which exceeds ANSI Standard Z39.48-1984.
Page 230 - The temple and the village were deeply bosomed in a thick grove of laurels and cypresses, which reached as far as a circumference of ten miles and formed in the most sultry summers a cool and impenetrable shade. A thousand streams of the purest water issuing from every hill, preserved the verdure of the earth, and the temperature of the air...
Page 57 - Sarah, will recollect your son's having spoken of this high-spirited lad, whom he once dined with, and used to meet in my chambers. His uncle accused me of misleading him. I believe I did set his mind in motion, and excited in him tastes and a curiosity which now will not be matter of reproach, seeing that the issue has already been so remarkable. His adventures in Asia terminated in his discovery of the " Nineveh Antiquities," which have given him a place in the future history of art.
Page 273 - Ma, quando il sol gli aridi campi fiede Con raggi assai ferventi , e in alto sorge , Ecco apparir Gerusalem si vede , Ecco additar Gerusalem si scorge ; Ecco da mille voci unitamente Gerusalemme salutar si sente. IV Così di naviganti audace stuolo , Che mova a ricercar estranio lido , E in mar dubbioso e sotto ignoto polo Provi l...
Page 27 - has never left me. I can read them even now [1885] with almost as much delight as I read them when a boy. They have had no little influence upon my life and career ; for to them I attribute that love of travel and adventure which took me to the East, and led me to the discovery of the ruins of Nineveh.
Page 49 - as a great traveller in Eastern lands, which had a mysterious attraction for me, and with which my earliest dreams were associated.' Henry used to see him in the Austens' house : He excited my wonder — perhaps my admiration — by his extraordinary and foppish dress. He wore waistcoats of the most gorgeous colours and the most fantastic patterns, with much gold embroidery, velvet pantaloons, and shoes adorned with red rosettes. I thought him conceited and unkind because he would not answer the...
Page 24 - ... Istituto, as it was called, than to read and speak Italian ... we preferred passing our days on the hillsides about Fiesole, collecting butterflies and insects, to spending them on learning by heart Latin prayers to be repeated to the Abate Valori. In our wanderings amongst the gardens and olive grounds, we used to be joined by the children of Walter Savage Landor, who was at that time residing with his wife and family in a villa near Fiesole. A more joyous and happy company of children than...
Page 274 - Così di naviganti audace stuolo, che mova a ricercar estranio lido, e in mar dubbioso e sotto ignoto polo provi l'onde fallaci...
Page 327 - ... innumerable painted domes and minarets, its lofty walls and towers, its palaces and painted kiosks. It seemed to be all that I had pictured to myself of the City of the Caliphs and the sojourn of Haroun al Rashid.
Page 26 - Arabian Nights " has never left me. 'I can read them even now with almost as much delight as I read them when a boy. They have had no little influence upon my life and career ; for to them I attribute that love of travel and adventure which took me EARLY LOVE OF PICTURES 27 to the East, and led me to the discovery of the ruins of Nineveh.

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