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Pagina 187 - conversing some time with a young man, who had a fine natural taste for music; and with some young priests, who envied greatly our facility of travelling. " How is it possible," they cried, " that your parents should have allowed you, so young, to leave them and travel so far, to
Pagina 284 - rocky sides are rent in various directions, affording escape to the impatient vapours that burst from every part; and the sun, which illuminated the one side whilst it left the other and the bottom in shadow and darkness, discovered in it a thousand beautiful variations of tint, caused by the exhaling sulphur. When we threw some masses of
Pagina 284 - down the crater, the thundering noise produced was frightful, as if old Etna roared at the insult; altogether, the impression produced by this stupendous volcano is one of the most powerful I have ever experienced. To attempt to give an idea of it upon paper was ridiculous; yet we did attempt it, though with fingers numbed with cold and
Pagina 284 - as we passed. It took us an hour of laborious walking to reach the summit of the cone, but we were well repaid on our arrival by the magnificence of the prospect, and the awful grandeur of the vast crater, whose precipitous dark abyss sunk to an immense depth below us. Its sheer rocky sides are rent in various directions, affording escape to the impatient
Pagina 236 - contents of a rifle into his body, and cutting off his head, escaped with it to Reggio, where she claimed and obtained a reward from the authorities, for his destruction. The nephew heard the report of the rifle in the night, and
Pagina 235 - however, so disturbed the peace of the brigand's tent, with its infantine cries, that he threatened more than once to put an end to its wailing; and one night, when returning, savage and disappointed from an
Pagina 187 - the idea of going without leave seemed not for an instant to have entered his head. The great respect and deference paid to parents throughout Calabria, has been adduced, I think, by Galanti, as one proof of its inhabitants being descended from the ancient Samnites, who carried the filial principle to its highest perfection.
Pagina 284 - one side whilst it left the other and the bottom in shadow and darkness, discovered in it a thousand beautiful variations of tint, caused by the exhaling sulphur. When we threw some masses of
Pagina 285 - boot form of Italy, might be easily traced ; whilst the isles of Lipari, Vulcano, and distant Stromboli, rising from the sea to the