Roba Di Roma, Volume 1

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Chapman & Hall, 1864 - Rome (Italy)
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Page 76 - O gentle sleep, Nature's soft nurse, how have I frighted thee, That thou no more wilt weigh my eyelids down...
Page 214 - Sometimes it seems to us in our despair that as it was in the beginning, it is now, and ever shall be ! Is it because the true prophet worships Truth, whilst the priest too often worships Form?
Page 190 - While stands the Coliseum, Rome shall stand; When falls the Coliseum, Rome shall fall; And when Rome falls — the World.
Page 246 - Mercator metuens otium et oppidi Laudat rura sui ; mox reficit rates Quassas indocilis pauperiem pati. Est qui nee veteris pocula Massici Nee partem solido demere de die Spernit, nunc viridi membra sub arbuto Stratus, nunc ad aquae lene caput sacrae.
Page 56 - So, too, at Rome, the Emperors become as familiar as the Popes. Who does not know the curly-headed Marcus Aurelius, with his lifted brow and projecting eyes — from the full, round beauty of his youth to the more haggard look of his latest years ? Are there any modern portraits more familiar than the severe, wedge-like head of Augustus, with his sharp-cut lips and nose, — or the dull phiz of Hadrian, with his hair combed down over his low forehead, — or the vain, perking face of Lucius Verus,...
Page 53 - Shepherds guard their flocks far away, reposing under palm-trees or standing on green slopes which glow in the sunshine. The distances and perspective are admirable. In the middle ground is a crystal fountain of glass, near which sheep, preternaturally white, and made of real wool and cottonwool, are feeding, tended by figures of shepherds carved in wood. Still nearer come women bearing great baskets of real oranges and other fruits on their heads. All the nearer figures are full-sized, carved in...
Page 63 - Eustachio, — and a curious spectacle it is. The Piazza itself (which is situated in the centre of the city, just beyond the Pantheon), and all the adjacent streets, are lined with booths covered with every kind of plaything for children. Most of these are of Roman make, very rudely fashioned, and very cheap ; but for those who have longer purses, there are not wanting heaps of German and French toys. These booths are gaily illuminated with rows of candles and the...
Page 225 - O, the motions that I, Lanthorn Leatherhead, have given light to, in my time, since my Master Pod died ! Jerusalem was a stately thing, and so was Nineveh, and the City of Norwich, and Sodom and Gomorrah...
Page 237 - ... other studies of the curriculum? We must grant the obvious intimate connection between ability to secure meaning from the printed page and the power to enter into an experiencing of literary material. Reading includes literary experiencing and the latter unquestionably works to improve the former; but there is all the difference between the two that there is between practicing scales and playing a piece of music, between developing platform ease and swaying an audience, between learning conjugations...
Page 5 - Every Englishman carries a Murray for information and a Byron for sentiment, and finds out by them what he is to know and feel at every step. Pictures and statues have been staled by copy and description, until everything is stereotyped, from the Dying Gladiator, with his "young barbarians all at play...

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