A Handbook for Travellers in Southern Italy: Being a Guide for the Provinces Formerly Constituting the Continental Portion of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies

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J. Murray, 1868 - Italy - 518 pages
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Page 198 - Nothing there was to be heard but the shrieks of women, the screams of children, and the cries of men : some calling for their children, others for their parents, others for their husbands, and only distinguishing each other by their voices; one lamenting his own fate, another that of his family ; some wishing to die from the very fear of dying ; some lifting their hands to the gods; but the greater part imagining that the last and eternal night was come which was to destroy the gods and the world...
Page 197 - ... which extended itself at the top into a sort of branches; occasioned, I imagine, either by a sudden gust of air that impelled it, the force of which decreased as it advanced upwards ; or the cloud itself being pressed back again by its own weight, expanded in this manner. It appeared sometimes bright, and sometimes dark and spotted, as it was either more or less impregnated with earth and cinders.
Page 436 - Lastly, if the air be slightly hazy and opaque, and at the' same time dewy and adapted to form the Iris, then the abovementioned objects will appear only at the surface of the sea, as in the first case, but all vividly coloured or fringed witH red, green, blue, and other prismatic colours *. " As the day advances, the fairy scene gradually disappears.
Page 198 - The chariots -which we had ordered to !>e drawn out were so agitated backwards and forwards, though upon the most level ground, that we could not keep them steady, even by supporting them with large stones. The sea seemed to roll back upon itself, and to be driven from its banks by the convulsive motion of the earth...
Page 378 - Cosenza, che alla caccia Di me fu messo per Clemente, allora Avesse in Dio ben letta questa faccia, L' ossa del corpo mio sarieno ancora In co del ponte presso a Benevento, Sotto la guardia della grave mora. Or le bagna la pioggia e move il vento Di fuor del Regno, quasi lungo il Verde, Dov' ei le trasmut˛ a lume spento.
Page 42 - It is also much frequented by English Travellers for the comfort and first-rate accommodation it affords, as well as for the invariable civility shown to visitors. Cold and warm baths may be had at any hour — Carriages for hire— Table d'Hoto at half-past four, or dinner
Page 198 - ... upon the most level ground, that we could not keep them steady, even by supporting them with large stones. The sea seemed to roll back upon itself, and to be driven from its banks by the convulsive motion of the earth ; it is certain at least the shore was considerably enlarged, and several sea animals were left upon it.
Page 272 - As soon as it was light again, which was not till the third day after this melancholy accident, his body was found entire, and without any marks of violence upon it, exactly in the same posture that he fell, and looking more like a man asleep than dead.
Page 272 - There my uncle, having drunk a draught or two of cold water, threw himself down upon a cloth which was spread for him, when immediately the flames, and a strong smell of sulphur, which was the forerunner of them, dispersed the rest of the company, and obliged him to rise.
Page 436 - When the rising sun shines from that point whence its incident ray forms an angle of about 45░, on the sea of Reggio, and the bright surface of the water in the bay is not disturbed either by the wind or...

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