Pompeii, Band 2

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Seite 240 - ... it is received into a fine polished marble basin, so artfully contrived that it is always full without ever overflowing. When I sup here, this basin serves...
Seite 114 - Scarce had he finish'd, when, with speckled pride, A serpent from the tomb began to glide; His hugy bulk on...
Seite 253 - Fate's severe decree, A new Marcellus shall arise in thee ! Full canisters of fragrant lilies bring, Mixed with the purple roses of the spring : Let me with funeral flowers his body strow ; This gift which parents to their children owe, This unavailing gift, at least, I may bestow...
Seite 286 - The ides are not mentioned, because seven days always elapsed between them and the nones. The number of hours in the day and night is also given, the integral part being given by the usual numerals, the fractional by an S for semissis, the half, and by small horizontal lines for the quarters. Lastly, the sign of the zodiac in which the sun is to...
Seite 115 - More various colours through his body run, Than Iris when her bow imbibes the sun. Betwixt the rising altars, and around, The sacred monster shot along the ground ; With harmless play amidst the bowls he pass'd, And with his lolling tongue assay'd the taste : Thus fed with holy food, the wondrous guest Within the hollow tomb retired to rest.
Seite 45 - Ctere ; a date which, whether true or false, will at all events hardly command belief in the absence of all proof except the historian's assertion. The first Grecian painters who came to Italy are said to have been brought over by Demaratus, the father of Tarquinius Priscus, king of Rome. At all events the influence which Etruria exercised over the arts at Rome during the reign of the Tar* Phd.
Seite 240 - From this bench, the water, gushing through several little pipes, as if it were pressed out by the weight of the persons who repose themselves upon it, falls into a stone cistern underneath, from whence it is received into a fine polished marble basin, so artfully contrived that it is always full without ever overflowing. When I sup here...
Seite 296 - The plinth is beautifully damasked, or inlaid, in imitation of a vine, the leaves of which are of silver, the stem and fruit of bright brass. On one side is an altar with wood and fire upon it ; on the other a Bacchus, naked, with his thick hair plaited and bound with ivy. He rides a tiger, and has his left hand in the attitude of holding reins, which time probably has destroyed ; with the right he raises a drinking-horn.
Seite 42 - The picture represents a scene containing four masked figures, playing upon various instruments ; a tambourine, cymbals, the double pipe, and the Pandean pipe ; a selection not unlike the equipment of a Pandean band in modern times. The drapery is elegant and well folded, and the whole composition is excellently grouped and drawn with precision. It is formed of very small pieces of glass, of the most beautiful colours, and of various shades. The hair, the small leaves which ornament the masks, and...
Seite 239 - In one place you have a little meadow; in another, the Box is cut into a thousand different forms - sometimes into letters expressing the name of the master, sometimes that of the artificer...

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