Rome: A Tour of Many Days, Volume 2

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Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1849
 

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Pagina 204 - Caesars' palace came The owl's long cry, and, interruptedly, Of distant sentinels the fitful song Begun and died upon the gentle wind. Some cypresses beyond the time-worn breach Appeared to skirt the horizon ; yet they stood Within a bow-shot.
Pagina 204 - Midst the chief relics of almighty Rome; The trees which grew along the broken arches Waved dark in the blue midnight, and the stars Shone through the rents of ruin ; from afar The watch-dog bayed beyond the Tiber : and, More near, from out the Caesars...
Pagina 447 - ... were preserved and re-erected. His anxiety that his successors should not meddle with or injure these objects of antiquity is shown by the inscription on a marble slab in the tribune : " Presbyter, Card. Successor quisquis fueris, rogo te, per gloriam Dei, et per merita horum martyrum, nihil demito, nihil minuito, nee mutato ; restitutam antiquitatem pie servato ; sic Deus martyrum suorum precibus semper adjuvet I " The chancel is raised and surrounded by an inlaid marble screen.
Pagina 8 - From the evidence it would appear that the submergence took place at the end of the fourteenth or the beginning of the fifteenth century.
Pagina 49 - Franciscan of the adjoining convent, and on the present occasion appears lying on its back, the feet towards the spectator. The figure, about the size of a child of two years old, the cheeks remarkably full and round, painted red and white, like the cheeks of a doll, wears on its head a gilded crown sparkling with jewels, and is enveloped in...
Pagina 54 - Art, that the discovery of a precious marble was an event for celebration ; and, in the instance of the Laocoon, it was recorded on the tomb of the discoverer. ' Felici de Fredis, qui ob proprias virtutes, et repertum Laocoontis divinum quod in Vaticano cernes fere respirans simulacrum, immortalitatem...
Pagina 298 - Huc prius angustis eiecta cadavera cellis conservus vili portanda locabat in arca; hoc miserae plebi stabat commune sepulcrum, Pantolabo scurrae Nomentanoque nepoti: mille pedes in fronte, trecentos cippus in agrum hic dabat, heredes monumentum ne sequeretur. Nunc licet Esquiliis habitare salubribus atque aggere in aprico spatiari, quo modo tristes albis informem spectabant ossibus agrum...
Pagina 50 - ... theatre ; and here and there, on either side, as well as on the broad platform on the summit, small temporary stalls are erected, where plain and coloured engravings of the Bambino are not only exposed for sale...
Pagina 49 - ... is a personification of the Padre Eterno in the midst of clouds and glory, surrounded by a host of angels. Such, at all events, is the intense interest created among the public by the spectacle, especially at the Christmas festival, that for three, four, or five days, while the Bambino is exhibiting, it is impossible to penetrate the compact mass of people gathered round about, or even catch a glimpse of the object, without very considerable exertion ; while the gaiety of manner and lively costume...

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