The classic and connoisseur in Italy and Sicily, with an appendix containing an abridged tr. of Lanzi's Storia pittorica, Volume 1

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Page 340 - Let him study the Holy Scriptures, especially the New Testament. Therein are contained the words of eternal life. It has God for its Author ; salvation for its end ; and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter.
Page 1 - Though sluggards deem it but a foolish chase, And marvel men should quit their easy chair, The toilsome way, and long, long league to trace, Oh ! there is sweetness in the mountain air, And life, that bloated Ease can never hope to share.
Page 160 - But o'er the twilight groves and dusky caves, Long-sounding aisles and intermingled graves, Black Melancholy sits, and round her throws A death-like silence, and a dread repose : Her gloomy presence saddens all the scene, Shades every flower, and darkens every green, Deepens the murmur of the falling floods. And breathes a browner horror on the woods...
Page 424 - Vidi il Maestro di color che sanno. Seder tra filosofica famiglia. Tutti lo miran, tutti onor gli fanno. Quivi vid' io Socrate e Platone, Che innanzi agli altri più presso gli stanno.
Page 160 - 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 224 - Where the car climb'd the Capitol; far and wide Temple and tower went down, nor left a site: Chaos of ruins! who shall trace the void, O'er the dim fragments cast a lunar light, And say, 'here was, or is,
Page 267 - Aequore damae. Vidimus flavum Tiberim retortis Littore Etrusco violenter undis Ire dejectum monumenta regis Templaque Vestae ; Iliae dum se nimium querenti Jactat ultorem, vagus et sinistra Labitur ripa Jove non probante u^ xorius amnis.
Page 140 - The truth is, that the spectators are always in their senses, and know, from the first act to the last, that the stage is only a stage, and that the players are only players.
Page 287 - Such reflections check our regret for its ruin. As it now stands, the Coliseum is a striking image of Rome itself — decayed, vacant, serious, yet grand...
Page 217 - Whence this excess of joy ? what has befallen me ? And from within a thrilling voice replies, Thou art in Rome ! A thousand busy thoughts Rush on my mind, a thousand images ; And I spring up as girt to run a race ! Thou art in Rome ! the city that so long Reigned absolute, the mistress of the world...

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