Florence and the Cities of Northern Tuscany: With Genoa

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Methuen Company, 1908 - Art - 436 pages

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Page 270 - L'amour vainqueur et la vie opportune, Ils n'ont pas l'air de croire à leur bonheur Et leur chanson se mêle au clair de lune, Au calme clair de lune triste et beau, Qui fait rêver les oiseaux dans les arbres Et sangloter d'extase les jets d'eau, Les grands jets d'eau sveltes parmi les marbres.
Page 50 - Shelley on the terrace, and observing the effect of moonshine on the waters, he complained of being unusually nervous, and stopping short, he grasped me violently by the arm, and stared steadfastly on the white surf that broke upon the beach under our feet. Observing him sensibly affected, I demanded of him if he were in pain. But he only answered by saying,
Page 52 - The tall, slight figure, the jacket, the volume of Sophocles in one pocket, and Keats's poems in the other, doubled back, as if the reader, in the act of reading, had hastily thrust it away...
Page 52 - Look at those black lines and the dirty rags hanging on them out of the sky — they are a warning ; look at the smoke on the water ; the devil is brewing mischief.
Page 30 - Pompeio a par di costui degno, se ben vinse e cacciò tutti i corsari; però che quelli al più possente regno che fosse mai, non poteano esser pari: ma questo Doria, sol col proprio ingegno e proprie forze, purgherà quei mari...

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