Handbook for travellers in northern Italy: Part I.: comprimising the continental states and islands of sardinia, Lombardy, and Venice. Part II.: the duchhies of Parma, Piacenza, and Modena, north Tuscany and Florence, Part 1 (Google eBook)

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J. Murray, 1858 - History
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Page 312 - There is a glorious city in the sea; The sea is in the broad, the narrow streets, Ebbing and flowing; and the salt sea-weed Clings to the marble of her palaces. No track of men, no footsteps to and fro, Lead to her gates! The path lies o'er the sea, Invisible: and from the land we went, As to a floating city steering in, And gliding up her streets, as in a dream...
Page 265 - In non curar d' argento, n d' affanni. Le sue magnificenze conosciute Saranno ancora s, che i suoi nemici Non ne potran tener le lingue mute. A lui t'aspetta ed a' suoi benefici: Per lui fia trasmutata molta gente, Cambiando condizion ricchi e mendici.
Page 265 - Che notabili fien 1' opere sue. Non se ne sono ancor le genti accorte, Per la novella et; che pur nove anni Son queste ruote intorno di lui torte. Ma pria che il Guasco 1' alto Arrigo inganni, Parran faville della sua virtute In non curar d' argento, n d
Page 240 - I am now in a place the most beautifully romantic I ever saw in my life ; it is the Tunbridge of this part of the world, to which I was sent by the doctor's order, my ague often returning.
Page 312 - THERE is a glorious City in the Sea. The Sea is in the broad, the narrow streets, Ebbing and flowing ; and the salt sea-weed Clings to the marble of her palaces. No track of men, no footsteps to and fro, Lead to her gates. The path lies o'er the Sea, Invisible ; and from the land we went, As to a floating City steering in, And gliding up her streets as in a dream...
Page 176 - The well-known words of Christ, ' One of you shall betray me,' have caused the liveliest emotion, .... The two groups to the left of Christ are full of impassioned excitement, the figures in the first turning to the Saviour, those in the second speaking to each other; horror, astonishment, suspicion, doubt, alternate in the various expressions. On the other hand, stillness, low whispers, indirect observation, are the prevailing expressions in the groups on the right. In the middle of the first group...
Page 353 - In the year 1341, an inundation of many days' continuance had raised the water three cubits higher than it had ever before been seen in Venice ; and during a stormy night, while the flood appeared to be still increasing, a poor old fisherman sought what refuge he could find by mooring his crazy bark close to the Rita di San Marco.
Page 312 - Invisible: and from the land we went, As to a floating city steering in, And gliding up her streets, as in a dream, So smoothly, silently by many a dome, Mosque-like, and many a stately portico, The statues ranged along an azure sky; By many a pile, in more than Eastern pride, Of old the residence of merchant kings; The fronts of some, tho' time had shatter'd them, Still glowing with the richest hues of art, As tho' the wealth within them had run o'er.
Page 293 - Illyrian coasts, Where rolling down the steep, Timavus raves, And through nine channels disembogues his waves. At length he founded Padua's happy seat, And gave his Trojans a secure retreat ; There fix'd their arms, and there renew'd their...
Page 153 - The paucity of Roman remains at Milan must be attributed to the calamities which the city has sustained. It was sacked by Attila, AD 452, in the invasion which occasioned the foundation of Venice. But the great destruction was effected after the surrender of Milan to Frederick I., 1162 ; when his vengeance, co-operating with, or rather instigated by, the jealousies of the surrounding cities, Pavia, Cremona, Lodi, Como, Novara, rased it to the ground. On Palm Sunday, in that fatal year when the Emperor...

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