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Seite 247 - 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 132 - And Moses said, Thus saith the LORD, About midnight will I go out into the midst of Egypt: and all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sitteth upon his throne, even unto the firstborn of the maidservant that is behind the mill; and all the firstborn of beasts.
Seite 234 - Beyond these is a walk planted with the smooth and twining acanthus, where the trees are also cut into a variety of names and shapes. At the upper end is an alcove of white marble, shaded with vines, supported by four small Carystian pillars.
Seite 43 - 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 234 - 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 108 - 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 287 - 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 234 - ... on a sudden, in the midst of this elegant regularity, you are surprised with an imitation of the negligent beauties of rural nature, in the centre of which lies a spot surrounded with a knot of dwarf Plane trees.
Seite 100 - ... the precise pattern of some which have been found in Pompeii: on the right, an eel spitted on a wire, a ham, a boar's head, and a joint of meat, which, as pig-meat seems to have been in request here, we may conjecture to be a loin of pork ; at least it is as like that as anything else. It is suspended by a reed, as is still done at Rome. The execution of this painting is coarse and careless in the extreme, yet there is a spirit and freedom of touch which has hit off the character of the objects...
Seite 273 - ... knots, or joints, marks it to be a stylus. Another of these instruments leans against the open book. These were made of every sort of material; sometimes with the precious metals, but usually of iron; and on occasion might be turned into formidable weapons. It was with his stylus that Caesar stabbed Casca in the arm, when attacked in the senate by his murderers ; and Caligula employed some person to put to death a senator with the same instruments. In the reign of Claudius, women and boys were...

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