A Handbook for Travellers in Southern Italy: Comprising the Provinces of the Abruzzi, Terra Di Lavoro, Naples, the Principati, Benevento, Capitanata, Molise, Basilicata, Terra Di Bari, Terra D'Otranto, Calabria, &c

J. Murray, 1873 - 449 Seiten

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Seite 27 - Where we found brethren, and were desired to tarry with them seven days : and so we went toward Rome. 15 And from thence, when the brethren heard of us, they came to meet us as far as Appiiforum, and The Three Taverns; whom when Paul saw, he thanked God, and took courage.
Seite 193 - Nothing there was to be heard but the shrieks of women, the screams of children, and the cries of men : some calling for their children, others for their parents, others for their husbands, and only distinguishing each other by their voices; one lamenting his own fate, another that of his family ; some wishing to die from the very fear of dying ; some lifting their hands to the gods; but the greater part imagining that the last and eternal night was come which was to destroy the gods and the world...
Seite 180 - Mantua me genuit : Calabri rapuere : tenet nunc Parthenope : cecini pascua, rura, duces.
Seite 192 - ... which extended itself at the top into a sort of branches; occasioned, I imagine, either by a sudden gust of air that impelled it, the force of which decreased as it advanced upwards ; or the cloud itself being pressed back again by its own weight, expanded in this manner. It appeared sometimes bright, and sometimes dark and spotted, as it was either more or less impregnated with earth and cinders.
Seite 410 - ... palms, and nearly down to the sea, the observer will behold the scene of the same objects not only reflected from the surface of the sea, but likewise in the air, though not so distinctly or well defined as the former objects from the sea.
Seite 193 - The ashes now began to fall upon us, though in no great quantity. I turned my head, and observed behind us a thick smoke, which came rolling after us like a torrent. I proposed, while we had yet...
Seite 193 - ... upon the most level ground, that we could not keep them steady, even by supporting them with large stones. The sea seemed to roll back upon itself, and to be driven from its banks by the convulsive motion of the earth ; it is certain at least the shore was considerably enlarged, and several sea animals were left upon it.
Seite 22 - Hills on one side, with the expansive and charming valley scenery of Worcestershire, bounded by the Bredon and Cotswold Hills on the other. Of Great Malvern — the salubrity of the air and the purity of the water, its invigorating effects in summer and winter, and the beauties of the place — it is superfluous to speak. As a winter residence, also, the dryness and high temperature of Malvern is shewn by conclusive and- trustworthy testimony, and is confirmed by comparative tables of winters, in
Seite 194 - At last this dreadful darkness was dissipated by degrees, like a cloud of smoke ; the real day returned, and even the sun appeared, though very faintly, and as when an eclipse is coming on. Every object that presented itself to our •eyes (which were extremely weakened) seemed changed, being covered over with white ashes, as with a deep snow.
Seite 410 - ... numberless series of pilasters, arches, castles well delineated, regular columns, lofty towers, superb palaces, with balconies and windows, extended alleys of trees, delightful plains with herds and flocks, armies of men on foot and horseback, and many other strange figures in their natural colors and proper actions, passing rapidly in succession along the surface of the sea, during the whole of the short period of time while the above-mentioned causes remain.

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