Travels in Italy, between 1792 and 1798; containing a view of the late revolutions. Also a suppl. comprising instructions for travelling in France.2 vols (Google eBook)

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Page 209 - Crown) is clean and good, though tall people cannot sleep comfortably either here or in any part of Germany: the beds, which are very narrow, being placed in wooden frames, or boxes, so short that anybody who happens to be above five feet high must absolutely sit up all night supported by pillows; and this is, in fact, the way in which the Germans sleep.
Page 100 - Pasftum are built. Nearly adjoining to the Doric Temple, is an open Theatre, originally lined throughout with beautiful white marble: that part which held the...
Page 108 - Roman custom of not eating but one regular meal a day, and that about the ninth hour of Italy (three o'clock with us), is kept up by many of the Italians : and during the month of May it is common to sсe peasants dressed, as in former times, like Pan, satyrs, &c.
Page 407 - Careggi, we faw a Girl, perhaps ten or twelve years of age, watching a flock of goats, and at the fame time fpinning with great diligence ; her tattered garments befpoke extreme poverty, but her air was dignified, and her countenance fo interefting, that we were irrefiftibly impelled to prefent her with two or three cracie.
Page 61 - My acquaintance, surprised at this behaviour, asked the mother why she acted so imprudently. ' Your daughter, ' continued he, ' is wholly unprovided for ; surely, then, you ought to rejoice in an opportunity of uniting her to a rich and worthy man.
Page 253 - A wild stork was brought by a farmer into his poultry-yard, to be the companion of a tame one he had long kept there ; but the tame stork, disliking...
Page 108 - Roman cuftom of not eating above one regular meal a day, and that about the ninth hour of Italy, (three o'clock with us), is kept up by many of the Italians : and during the month of May it is common to fee Shepherds dreffed as in ancient times like Pan, Satyrs, &c.
Page 254 - Hamburgh, into his poultryyard, to be the companion of a tame one that he had long kept there; but the tame Stork, disliking a rival, fell upon the poor stranger, and beat him so unmercifully that he was compelled to take wing, and with some difficulty escaped.
Page 100 - ... that little or no fcenery could have been ufed ; it had three entrances all in front, and behind were the greenroom, &c. That part where the...
Page 104 - Second houfe — various paintings, namely, a woman feated, reading a fcroll — a. landfcape — comic and tragic mafks — a pretty bed-room, with painting«) on the walls, reprefenting Venus attired by the graces, and Venus and Adonis — here...

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