A View of Society and Manners in Italy: With Anecdotes Relating to Some Eminent Characters, Volume 2

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A. Strahan : and T. Cadell, 1787 - 508 pages
 

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Page 59 - Wilt thou upon the high and giddy mast Seal up the ship-boy's eyes, and rock his brains In cradle of the rude imperious surge, And in the visitation of the winds, Who take the ruffian billows by the top, Curling their monstrous heads, and hanging them With deafening clamour in the slippery clouds, That, with the hurly, death itself awakes...
Page 59 - Canst thou, O partial sleep! give thy repose To the wet sea-boy in an hour so rude; And, in the calmest and most stillest night, With all appliances and means to boot, Deny it to a king ? Then, happy low, lie down ! Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.
Page 87 - Christmas morning, when I was looking at two poor Calabrian pipers, doing their utmost to please her and the infant in her arms. They played for a full hour to one of her images, which stands at the corner of a street. All the other statues of the Virgin which are placed in the streets, are serenaded in the same manner every Christmas morning. On my inquiring into the meaning...
Page 46 - VOL. 11. a the air, like a celestial being. The instant he appeared, the music struck up, the bells rung from every church, and the cannon thundered from the castle of St. Angelo In repeated peals. During the intervals, the church of St. Peter's, the palace of the Vatican, and the banks of the Tiber, re-echoed the acclamations of the populace. At length his holiness arose from his seat, and an immediate and awful silence ensued.
Page 285 - By this time the people had become exceedingly noify ; the women were quite hoarfe with praying ; the monk continued his operations with increafed zeal ; and the archbifhop was all over in a profufe fweat with vexation. In whatever light the failure of the miracle might appear to others, it was a very ferious matter to him ; becaufe the people confider...
Page 487 - Nay, do not think I flatter ; For what advancement may I hope from thee That no revenue hast but thy good spirits, To feed and clothe thee ? Why should the poor be flatter'd ? No, let the candied tongue lick absurd pomp, And crook the pregnant hinges of the knee Where thrift may follow fawning.
Page 456 - G g 4 foil, foil i drains the fickly fwamp, and clothes the brown heath in verdure ; who drefles the labourer's face with fmiles, and makes him behold his increafing family with delight and exultation ; Freedom has abandoned the fertile fields of Lombardy, and dwells among the mountains of Switzerland.
Page 400 - ... without example in the annals of the unfortunate ; calamities, of which those they experienced after their accession to the throne of England, were only a continuation ? Their misfortunes began with their royalty, adhered to them through ages, increased with the increase of their dominions, did not forsake them when dominion was no more ; and, as he has reason to dread, from his own experience, are not yet terminated.
Page 359 - This city is divided into two unequal parts by the river Arno, over which there are no less than four bridges in sight of each other.
Page 165 - Pausilippo^ in huts, or in caverns or chambers dug out of that mountain. Some gain a livelihood by fishing, others by carrying burdens to and from the...

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