The Nooks and By-ways of Italy: Wanderings in Search of Its Ancient Remains and Modern Superstitions

E. Howell, 1868 - 314 ページ

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137 ページ - I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance : but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire...
80 ページ - To render happy : all who joy would win Must share it, — Happiness was born a twin.
157 ページ - Avere in sé, mi feria per la fronte Non di più colpo che soave vento; Per cui le fronde, tremolando pronte, Tutte quante piegavano alla parte U
84 ページ - If ever sinner became suddenly convinced that there was a good deal to be said in favour of a moral life, that sinner at the moment I speak of was Gustave Rameau.
255 ページ - Amsanctus is the name, Below the lofty mounts : on either side Thick forests the forbidden entrance hide : Full in the centre of the sacred wood An arm arises of the Stygian flood; Which, breaking from beneath the bellowing sound, Whirls the black waves and rattling stones around.
81 ページ - Busentinus, a small river that washes the walls of Consentia. The royal sepulchre, adorned with the splendid spoils and trophies of Rome, was constructed in the vacant bed ; the waters were then restored to their natural channel, and the secret spot where the remains of Alaric had been deposited, was for ever concealed by the inhuman massacre of the prisoners who had been employed to execute the work.
65 ページ - Every man, as to character, is the creature of the age in which he lives. — Very few are able to raise themselves above the ideas of their times.
243 ページ - This said, the servants urge the sacred rites, While to the temple she the prince invites. A spacious cave, within its farmost part, Was hew'd and fashion'd by laborious art, Through the hill's hollow sides: before the place, A hundred doors a hundred entries grace: As many voices issue, and the sound Of Sibyl's words as many times rebound. Now to the mouth they come. Aloud she cries, "This is the time! inquire your destinies! He comes! behold the god!
121 ページ - Involv'd in tempests, and a night of clouds ; And, from the middle darkness flashing out. By fits he deals his fiery bolts about.
160 ページ - His spreading wings, and lighted on the ground Mid cultivated plain, delicious hill, Moist meadow, shady .bank, and crystal rill ; ' Small thickets, with the scented laurel gay, Cedar, and orange, full of fruit and flower, Myrtle and palm, with interwoven spray, Pleached in mixed modes, all lovely, form a bower ; And, breaking with their shade the scorching ray, Make a cool shelter from the noon-tide hour. And nightingales among those branches wing Their flight, and safely amorous descants sing.