Sicily, the new winter resort: an encyclopaedia of Sicily

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Page 270 - 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 89 - Ceramio, fifty thousand horse and foot were overthrown by one hundred and thirty-six Christian soldiers, without reckoning St. George, who fought on horseback in the foremost ranks. The captive banners, with four camels, were reserved for the successor of St. Peter; and had these barbaric spoils been exposed, not in the Vatican, but in the Capitol, they might have revived the memory of the Punic triumphs.
Page 477 - ... 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 319 - 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 157 - are somewhat uncouth to the eye, but there is a touch of the divine in them for all that.
Page 507 - 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 474 - Segesta on a very lofty pedestal, on which was cut in large letters the name of Publius Africanus and a statement was also engraved that "he had restored it after having taken Carthage." It was worshipped by the citizens; it was visited by all strangers; when I was quaestor it was the very first thing they showed me. It was a very large and tall statue, with a flowing robe, but in spite of its large size it gave the idea of the age and dress of a virgin; her arrows hung from her shoulder, in her...
Page 212 - LLOYD'S (W. WATKISS) History of Sicily to the Athenian War ; with elucidations of the Sicilian Odes of Pindar. With Map Svo. Ms. LISPINGS from LOW LATITUDES; or, the Journal of the Hon. ImpulsiaGushington. Edited by LOBDDUFFERIN. With24 Plates. 4to 21s. LITTLE ARTHUR'S HISTORY
Page 226 - ... 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.
Page 507 - ... were not protected from the sea by a rampart and dam of stone. There is also another city at Syracuse, the name of which is Achradina, in which there is a very large forum, most beautiful porticoes, a highly decorated town-hall, a most spacious senate-house, and a superb Temple of Jupiter Olympius ; and the other districts of the city are joined together by one broad unbroken street and divided by many crossstreets and by private houses. There is a third city, which, because in that district...

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