A classical tour through Italy ...

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Glacus Masi, Print., 1818
 

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Page 7 - Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth Unseen, both when we wake, and when we sleep. All these with ceaseless praise his works behold Both day and night : how often from the steep Of echoing hill or thicket have we heard Celestial voices to the midnight air, Sole, or responsive each to other's note, Singing their great Creator ? oft in bands While they keep watch, or nightly rounding walk With heavenly touch of instrumental sounds In full harmonic number join'd, their songs Divide the night,...
Page 443 - The darksome pines, that o'er yon rocks reclin'd, Wave high, and murmur to the hollow wind, The wandering streams that shine between the hills, The grots that echo to the tinkling rills, The dying gales that pant upon the trees, The lakes that quiver to the curling breeze...
Page 170 - La terra molle e lieta e dilettosa Simili a se gli abitator produce ". J'avois déjà parlé de mon projet à M.
Page 442 - Insuperable height of loftiest shade, Cedar, and pine, and fir, and branching palm, A sylvan scene; and as the ranks ascend Shade above shade, a woody theatre Of stateliest view.
Page 442 - So on he fares, and to the border comes Of Eden, where delicious Paradise, Now nearer, crowns with her enclosure green, As with a rural mound, the champaign head Of a steep wilderness...
Page 68 - Here not a temple, nor a theatre, nor a column, nor a house, but a whole city rises before us untouched, unaltered, the very same as it was eighteen hundred years ago, when inhabited by Romans. We range through the same streets, tread the very same pavement, behold the same walls, enter the same doors, and repose in the same apartments.
Page 68 - In other times and in other places, one single edifice, a temple, a theatre, a tomb, that has escaped the wreck of ages, would have enchanted us ; nay, an arch, the remnant of a wall, even one solitary column was beheld with veneration ; but to discover a single ancient house, the abode of a Roman in his privacy, the scene of his domestic hours, was an object of fond but hopeless longing. Here, not a temple...
Page 70 - It is clothed with corn, poplars, mulberries, and vines in their most luxuriant graces, waving from tree to tree, still covering the greater part of the city with vegetation, and forming with the dark brown masses half buried below a singular and most affecting contrast. This scene of a city, raised...
Page 161 - May it not be ascribed to the corruptions of the national religion, to the facility of absolution, and to the easy purchase of indulgences? Their religion teaches the pure morality of the gospel: they know full well that absolution is an empty form, unless preceded by thorough heart-felt, well tried repentance ; as for indulgences, as they are called, they extend not...
Page 372 - Etrurian states it long resisted the Romans, and when subjected, or rather reconciled to them, it became a faithful and a courageous ally ; it defied the power of Annibal, and flourished in peace and opulence till the reign of Augustus ; when unfortunately it engaged in the rebellion of Lucius Antonius , uncle of the Triumvir , and under his command, shut its gates against Augustus who took it, and as it is reported, wished to spare it; but one of its principal citizens setting fire to his own house,...

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