Six Months in Italy, Volume 2

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Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1854

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Page 64 - This visible nature, and this common world, Is all too narrow: yea, a deeper import Lurks in the legend told my infant years Than lies upon that truth, we live to learn.
Page 2 - But the poor, unsightly, noisome things Had left their beauty on the shore With the sun and the sand and the wild uproar.
Page 260 - I should do injustice to my own feelings, if I did not here declare my regret that I could not agree with the President.
Page 208 - Here the Khan Kubla commanded a palace to be built, and a stately garden thereunto. And thus ten miles of fertile ground were inclosed with a wall.
Page 283 - ... their speech is to be fashion'd to a distinct and clear pronunciation, as near as may be to the Italian, especially in the vowels. For we Englishmen being far northerly, do not open our mouths in the cold air, wide enough to grace a southern tongue; but are observ'd by all other nations to speak exceeding close and inward : so that to smatter Latin with an English mouth, is as ill a hearing as Law-French.
Page 366 - Bernini, the Florentine sculptor, architect, painter and poet, a little before my coming to Rome, gave a public opera, wherein he painted the scenes, cut the statues, invented the engines, composed the music, writ the comedy and built the theatre.
Page 461 - With Portrait. Price 75 cents. BIOGRAPHICAL ESSAYS. Price 75 cents. MISCELLANEOUS ESSAYS. Price 75 cents. THE CAESARS. Price 75 cents. LITERARY REMINISCENCES. 2 vols. Price $1.50. NARRATIVE AND MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS. 2 vol«.
Page 413 - Of Boccaccio, the modern Petronius, we say nothing ; the abuse of genius is more odious and more contemptible than its absence ; and it imports little where the impure remains of a licentious author are consigned to their kindred dust For the same reason the traveller may pass unnoticed the tomb of the malignant Aretino.
Page 362 - ... more circumspect herein than they are." Ten sermons at Paul's Cross do not so much good for moving men to true doctrine, as one of those books do harm with enticing men to ill living. Yea, I say farther, those books tend not so much to corrupt honest living, as they do to subvert true religion.

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