Italy: remarks made in several visits, from the year 1816 to 1854, Band 2

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Seite 137 - Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire," as a proof that the Coliseum was entire, when seen by the Anglo-Saxon pilgrims at the end of the seventh, or the beginning of the eighth century. A notice on the Coliseum may be seen in the " Historical Illustrations,
Seite 387 - ... suo affetto alla causa italiana. La Francia e l'Italia, che ebbero comune la stirpe, le tradizioni, il costume, strinsero sui campi di Magenta e di Solferino un nodo che sarà indissolubile.
Seite 5 - Muratori, ad an. 998. torn. vp 509. is much amused at a story of Peter Damian's, that the antipope had his eyes bored out, his ears cut off, and his' tongue also cut off, and being then put on an ass, with his face to the tail, which he held in his hand, was paraded about Rome, and obliged to exclaim, " Such is the deserving punishment of him who endeavours to expel the pope of Rome from hi* seat.
Seite 335 - Precipitanti d' alto acque tonanti, Dirupi di sublime orror dipinti : Campo e giardin, lusso erudito e agreste Semplicità ; quinci ondeggiar la messe, Pender le capre da un' aerea balza, La valle mugolar, belare il colle, Quinci marmoreo sovra l' onde un ponte Curvarsi, e un tempio biancheggiar tra il verde, Straniere piante frondeggiar, che d...
Seite 349 - Sul trono della luce, e con eterna Unica legge il moto ei rai divide Ai seguaci pianeti, e li governa. Per lui natura si feconda e ride, Per lui la danza armonica s'alterna Delle stagion, per lui nullo si spia Grano di polve che vital non sia.
Seite 351 - ... in the height of his enthusiasm for republics, and of his detestation of the vice and tyranny of the Roman Emperors. The talents of Monti were devoted, with a constancy proportioned to the duration of the French power, to the praise of Napoleon, his unwearied patron. But neither the attachment of the poet, nor the liberality of the Emperor, contributed, in the expected degree, to the reputation of the author or to the glory of his imperial Mecaenas. When Napoleon, after the battle of Jena, sent...
Seite 145 - ... hundred and eight feet. Of the present ruin the nephews of Paul the Third are the guilty agents...
Seite 387 - L' opinione delle genti civili ci è propizia , ci sono propizi gli equi e liberali principii che vanno prevalendo nei Consigli d'Europa. L'Italia diventerà per essa una guarentigia di ordine e di pace , e ritornerà efficace strumento della civiltà universale. L'Imperatore dei Francesi, mantenendo ferma la massima del non intervento, a noi sommamente benefica, stimò tuttavia di richiamare il suo inviato.
Seite 334 - Su que' verdi tappeti, entro que' foschi Solitari ricoveri, nel grembo Di quelle valli, ed a que' colli in vetta! Non recise colà bellica scure Le gioconde ombre; i consueti asili Là non...
Seite 324 - In the latter hall• of his own memoir he had not time to be equally scrupulous, and that part is written in a style occasionally careless, and in a language not always remarkably correct. Alfieri, however, was not born to be the translator of Virgil. Could perseverance have obtained his object, his success was certain ; for he sat down to his task with the same constancy with which he commenced pupil in the Greek language, after he had passed his fortieth year.

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