The Afterglow of European Travel

The Afterglow of European Travel

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...York ward politicians, it may be doubted if they would have the candor to inscribe their sentiments upon the walls of the new Court-house. When Polybius was running for sedile his election was urged on the plea that "he would bring in good bread." I am wondering if he took the stump himself, or emulated a Connecticut Senatorial nominee of whom it was said that he won his election by his finesse. Among his rural constituency he promised that, if elected, he would have such measures adopted as would ensure the highest price for their butter and cheese; in the cities he ingratiated himself with the wealthy classes by his promise of " getting things fixed" so that they could buy their cheese and butter at a lower rate than ever before. Many of the houses at Pompeii take their names from some particular fresco or statue found within; others from that of their owner at the period of eruption. One is known as the "111 Swept House," owing to the fragAMERICAN HOUSEKEEPERS. 159 merits of food found upon the floor when exhumed; if the housekeeper could have known her untidiness was to be so publicly proclaimed to the world, nearly two thousand years later, she would doubtless have been more vigilant. There were many practical housekeepers in our party, and their comments upon Pompeian domestic life would sound strangely in the ears of the Diomedes, the Sallusts, and other noted citizens of the dug-up city, could they return and have cognizance of what is daily occurring in their sanctum-sanctorums. I do not think any of us who pride ourselves upon the immaculate condition of our kitchens would care to have them subjected to such ordeals as are frequent here. In the winter the number of laborers at Pompeii amounts to...show more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236939042
  • 9781236939043