Remarks on Several Parts of Italy, &c. in the Years 1701, 1702, 1703

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Henry Scheurleer, 1718 - 352 ページ
 

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196 ページ - The Trojan, from the main, beheld a wood, Which thick with shades, and a brown horror, stood : Betwixt the trees the Tiber took his course, With whirlpools dimpled ; and, with downward force, That drove the sand along, he took his way, And roll'd his yellow billows to the sea. About him, and above, and round the wood, The birds that haunt the borders of his flood, That bath'd within, or bask'd upon his side, To tuneful songs their narrow throats apply'd. The captain gives command : the joyful train...
183 ページ - Bajan mole, Rais'd on the seas, the surges to control — At once comes tumbling down the rocky wall; Prone to the deep, the stones disjointed fall...
185 ページ - His heavy limbs on jointed pinions bore, (The first who sail'd in air) 'tis sung by Fame, To the Cumaean coast at length he came, And, here alighting, built this costly frame. Inscrib'd to Phoebus, here he hung on high The steerage of his wings, that cut the sky: Then, o'er the lofty gate, his art emboss'd Androgeos...
190 ページ - In spinning, or the loom, she spends the night, And cedar brands supply her father's light. From hence were heard, rebellowing to the main, The roars of lions that refuse the chain, The grunts of bristled boars, and groans of bears, And herds of howling wolves that stun the sailors
170 ページ - But grill as well has heat and whatever gods there were have blistered feet.) Vesuvius cover'd with the fruitful vine, Here flourish'd once, and ran with floods of wine: Here Bacchus oft to the cool shades...
300 ページ - At one side of the walks you have a near prospect of the Alps, which are broken into so many steps and precipices, that they fill the mind with an agreeable kind of horror, and form one of the most irregular mis-shapen scenes in the world.
258 ページ - When a man sees the prodigious pains and expense that our fore-fathers have been at in these barbarous buildings, one cannot but fancy to himself what miracles of architecture they would have left us, had they only been instructed in .the right way ; for when the devotion of those ages was much warmer than...
93 ページ - The people are esteemed very honest and rigorous in the execution of justice, and seem to live more happy and contented among their rocks and snows, than others of the Italians do in the pleasantest valleys of the world.
107 ページ - And mountains, tremble at th' infernal sound. The sacred lake of Trivia from afar, The Veline fountains, and sulphureous Nar, Shake at the baleful blast, the signal of the war. Young mothers wildly stare, with fear possess'd, And strain their helpless infants to their breast.

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