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pleteness to an amusing volume which is sure, sooner or | later, to find a place in all collections of Curiosities of Literature
The Nooks and By-Ways of Italy, Wanderings in search of its Ancient Remains and Modern Superstitions. By Craufurd Tait Ramage, LL.D. (Howell, Liverpool.) We have in this volume, the title of which will recommend it to classical scholars, the result of a solitary tour through Italy, taken for the express purpose of visiting every spot of... classic writers had rendered famous— of identifying the site of battle-fields, and of tracing the position of contending armies—of realising the scenes so poetically described by Virgil—of walking in the footsteps of the illustrious dead, and musing over “the graves of those that cannot die.” His only predecessors in this interesting pilgrimage are Swinburne in 1777, and Keppel Craven in 1818; but they travelled by carriage and with escort, whilst Mr. Ramage traversed the land on foot, by which means he became more familiar with the manners and customs of the people, their superstitious mode of thought, and social condition. This gives a separate value to the book, which is therefore as well calculated for the perusal of general readers as of classical students.
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AUTHOR OF “BEAUTIFUL THoughTS FROM LATIN AUTHORs,” “BEAUTIFUL Thoughts FROM GREEK
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