A Handbook for Travellers in Southern Italy: Comprising the Description of Naples and Its Environs, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Vesuvius, Sorrento, the Islands Capri, &c., Amalfi, Paestum, Pozzuoli, Capua, Taranto, Bari ; Brindisi, and the Roads from Rome to Naples

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J. Murray, 1878 - 448 Seiten
 

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Seite 23 - 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 191 - 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 190 - ... 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 191 - Having got to a convenient distance from the houses, we stood still, in the midst of a most dangerous and dreadful scene. The chariots -which we had ordered to !>e drawn out were so agitated backwards and forwards, though 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...
Seite 410 - When the rising sun shines from that point whence its incident ray forms an angle of about 45°, on the sea of Reggio, and the bright surface of the water in the bay is not disturbed either by the wind or...
Seite 191 - I might easily do : as for herself, she said, her age and corpulency rendered all attempts of that sort impossible. However, she would willingly meet death if she could have the satisfaction of seeing that she was not the occasion of mine.
Seite 190 - It was not at that distance discernible from what mountain this cloud issued, but it was found afterwards to ascend from Mount Vesuvius. I cannot give you a more exact description of its figure than by resembling it to that of a pinetree, for it shot up a great height in the form of a trunk, which extended itself at the top into a sort of branches...
Seite 42 - Establishment, built and furnished with taste, and according to all the latest improvements. In a southern aspect, overlooking the sea, and a beautiful Garden giving access to the public "Promenade du Midi.
Seite 192 - ... 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 together.
Seite 398 - The royal sepulchre, adorned with the splendid spoils and trophies of Rome, was constructed in the vacant bed ; the waters were then restored to their natural channel ; and the secret spot, where the remains of Alaric had been deposited, was...

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