Sicily, the New Winter Resort: An Encyclopaedia of Sicily

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E. P. Dutton, 1907 - Sicily (Italy) - 616 pages
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Page 272 - And now the visit ending, and once more Valmond returning to the Danube's shore, Homeward the Angel journeyed, and again The land was made resplendent with his train, Flashing along the towns of Italy Unto Salerno, and from there by sea.
Page 272 - And in the corner, a revolting shape, Shivering and chattering sat the wretched ape. It was no dream ; the world he loved so much Had turned to dust and ashes at his touch ! Days came and went; and now returned again To Sicily the old Saturnian reign ; Under the Angel's governance benign The happy island danced with corn and wine, And deep within the mountain's burning breast Enceladus, the giant, was at rest.
Page 321 - I have before shown how apt they are to trip in a flowery meadow; and shall further observe to them, that Proserpine was out a Maying when she met with that fatal adventure to which Milton alludes, when he mentions, That fair field Of Enna, where Proserpine gath'ring flowers, Herself a fairer flower, by gloomy Dis Was gather'd...
Page 479 - ... ever have been finished. There is also no trace of an inner temple. Still less can the temple have ever been overlaid with stucco; but that it was intended to do so, we may infer from the fact that the abaci of the capitals have projecting points probably for the purpose of holding the plaster. The whole is built of a limestone, very similar to the travertine; only it is now much fretted. The restoration which was carried on in 1781, has done much good to the building.
Page 481 - ... could have fallen. Besides, the stones lie in their natural position, and no ruins are found near them. The columns are all standing : two which had fallen, have very recently been raised again. How far the columns rested on a socle is hard to say ; and, without an engraving, it is difficult to give an idea of their present state. At some points it would seem as if the pillars rested on the fourth step.
Page 321 - I shall in the next place lay down some rules and directions for their better avoiding those calentures which are so very frequent in this season. In the first place, I would advise them never to venture abroad in the fields, but in the company of a parent, a guardian, or some other sober discreet person. I have before shown how apt they are...
Page 502 - The fleet is unmoored, and the moment the wind comes off the land shall go out of this delightful harbour, where our present wants have been most amply supplied, and where every attention has been paid to us ; but I have been tormented by no private orders given to the Governor for our admission.
Page 320 - They said that they could endure anything else ; that to everything else they were indifferent. This indignation of theirs was so great that you might suppose that Verres, like another king of hell, had come to Enna, and had carried off, not Proserpine, but Ceres herself. And, in truth, that city does not appear to be a city, but a shrine of Ceres. The people of Enna think that Ceres dwells among them, so that they appear to me not to be citizens of that city, but to be all priests, to be all ministers...
Page 509 - Diana, and the other one, which before the arrival of that man was the most ornamented of all, sacred to Minerva. At the end of this island is a fountain of sweet water, the name of which is Arethusa, of incredible size, very full of fish, which would be entirely overwhelmed by the waves of the sea, if it were not protected from the sea by a rampart and dam of stone.
Page 228 - ... inclination, in order that the rain-water may run off. A small well stands nearly in the centre. The cave itself has been transformed into the choir, without, however, any of its rough natural shape being altered. Ascending a few steps, close upon them stands the choristers' desk with the choir-books, and on each side are the seats of the choristers.

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