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" After all, that does not say it : you must suppose a perfect silence, through which this exquisite shaft forever soars. When once you have seen the Mangia, all other towers, obelisks, and columns are tame and vulgar and earthrooted ; that seems to quit... "
Guide to Siena: History and Art - Page 62
by William Heywood, Lucy Olcott - 1903 - 384 pages
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Tuscan cities

William Dean Howells - Tuscany (Italy) - 1885 - 251 pages
...that does not say it : you must suppose a perfect silence, through which this exquisite shaft forever soars. When once you have seen the Mangia, all other...quit the ground, to be not a monument but a flight. The crescent of the young moon, at half its height, looked sparely over the battlements of the Palazzo...
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Tuscan Cities

William Dean Howells - Tuscany (Italy) - 1885 - 272 pages
...exquisite shaft forever soars. When once you have seen the Mangia, all other towers, ohelisks, and columns are tame and vulgar and earth-rooted ;...quit the ground, to be not a monument but a flight. The crescent of the young moon, at half its height, looked sparely over the battlements of the Palazzo...
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Tuscan Cities

William Dean Howells - Cities and towns - 1891 - 264 pages
...was in the clearness that follows the twilight when, after the sudden descent of a vaulted passage, I stood in the piazza and saw the Tower of the Mangia...quit the ground, to be not a monument but a flight. The crescent of the young moon, at half its height, looked sparely over the battlements of the Palazzo...
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Italy : handbook for travellers, Volume 2

Karl Baedeker (Firm) - Sicily (Italy) - 1904 - 563 pages
...popular figure resembling the Roman Pasquino, p. 225) ; fine view from the top (412 steps ; 1/2 ft.). 'When once you have seen the Mangia, all other towers,...the ground, to be not a monument but a flight' ( WD Howelli). At the foot of the tower is the Cappella di Piazza, in the form of a loggia, begun after...
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Letters from France & Italy

Arthur Guthrie - Italy - 1909 - 296 pages
...proportion. WD Howells has said the true word for it : " When once you have seen the Mangia" he writes, " all other towers, obelisks, and columns are tame and...quit the ground, to be not a monument, but a flight." The Cathedral as it is, and as it might have been, tells of Siena being no mean city ; the facade decoration...
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The North American Review, Volume 212

North American review and miscellaneous journal - 1920
...that does not say it : you must suppose a perfect silence, through which this exquisite shaft forever soars. When once you have seen the Mangia, all other...quit the ground, to be not a monument but a flight. The crescent of the young moon . . . looked sparely over the battlements of the Palazzo Communale,...
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Impressions of Europe, 1873-1874: Music, Art and History

Philo Adams Otis - Art - 1922 - 207 pages
...in Siena. Adjacent rises the slender tower, "Del Mangia," one of the finest in Italy. Howells says, "when once you have seen the Mangia, all other towers, obelisks and columns are tame and vulgar and earth rooted." The Cathedral, occupying the highest ground in the city, covers the site of the Temple...
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The Century, Volume 30

1885
...that does not say it : you must suppose a perfect silence, through which this exquisite shaft forever soars. When once you have seen the Mangia, all other...quit the ground, to be not a monument but a flight. The crescent of the young moon, at half its height, looked sparely over the battlements of the Palazzo...
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The National Geographic Magazine, Volume 30

Geography - 1916
...centuries old. The tower is regarded as one of the finest in Europe. William Dean Howclls says of it: "When once you have seen the Mangia, all other towers,...the ground, to be, not a monument, but a flight." 339 valed for two solid weeks in joyous abandon, and named their new treasure the Fonte Caia ! It was...
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The North American Review, Volume 212

Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge - North American review and miscellaneous journal - 1920
...that does not say it : you must suppose a perfect silence, through which this exquisite shaft forever soars. When once you have seen the Mangia, all other...quit the ground, to be not a monument but a flight. The crescent of the young moon . . . looked sparely over the battlements of the Palazzo Communale,...
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