Journal of a Tour in France, Switzerland, and Italy, During the Years 1819, 20, and 21: Illustrated by Fifty Lithographic Prints, from Original Drawings, Taken in Italy, the Alps, and the Pyrenees, Volume 1

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G. and W.B. Whittaker, 1823 - Europe
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Page 8 - Stern o'er each bosom reason holds her state, With daring aims irregularly great. Pride in their port, defiance in their eye, I see the lords of human kind pass by...
Page 170 - If thou wouldst view fair Melrose aright, Go visit it by the pale moonlight ; For the gay beams of lightsome day Gild, but to flout, the ruins gray.
Page 256 - She looks a sea Cybele, fresh from ocean, Rising with her tiara of proud towers At airy distance, with majestic motion, A ruler of the waters and their powers.
Page 230 - The number of devotees who daily perform the circuit of the Santa Casa on their knees, has worn a deep channel all around it. Although the zeal, and number of the more illustrious rank of pilgrims have suffered great diminution, about 30,000 votaries are annually brought hither from motives of devotion.
Page 48 - ... or about nine miles. The scene was grand and sublime ; a deep carpet, as it were, of white velvet, but with a bluer tint, overspread the mountains ; the fir trees rose majestically above; in those immediately near us, the dark green of the under parts of the boughs left uncovered, contrasted well with the white mantle which clothed all other objects ; the trees at a little distance were shaded in mist by the falling snow.
Page 229 - Casa, a legend which is disbelieved by many of the reflective and candid Catholics. Its authenticity has, notwithstanding, been generally admitted by Catholic Europe. Princes, kings, and emperors, have come from afar to enrich by their gifts, and honour by their adoration, this sacred shrine ; and the credulity or policy of the popes has induced them to afford the sanction of their countenance, and the active co-operation of their purse, to the aggrandizement of Loretto, and its Santa Casa. This...
Page 229 - ... removed in the night-time, and finally fixed its residence in the neighbourhood of a forest possessed by a good old lady, of the name of Laureta. From hence arose the name of the town to which the zeal of its votaries has given existence, and the Santa Casa has remained stationary here for more than 500 years.
Page 137 - ... exhaustless quarry whence many of the embellishments of modern Rome have been derived. The barbarous act of plunder is not redeemed by the magnificence of the palace, although its exterior surpasses in loftiness and architectural grandeur any similar edifice in the city. It is three stories high ; the first of the Doric, the second of the Ionic, and the third of the Corinthian order. The frieze is particularly admired for its elegance. On the public square in front are two basins of granite,...
Page 230 - ... feet broad. The architecture of this church, and of the square in front of it, was planned by Michael Angelo, but finished by Bramante ; the exterior of the Santa Casa is covered with a casing of white marble, beautifully sculptured in bas-relief, representing prophets and sybils. The reason for this extraordinary combination is, that the latter as well as the former predicted the coming of our Saviour. The...

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