Builders of United Italy
"[...]course of the winter," he wrote, "consisted in being on horseback during five or six hours every morning, and in being seated on the coach-box for two or three hours every evening, whatever might be the state of the weather." His tastes at this time were closely akin to those of many of his English friends. Finally he left London and went to Holland. There he met Don Joseph d'Acunha, the Portuguese Ambassador, a man of considerable literary taste, who induced him to read Machiavelli, and first led him to think of trying his literary skill. At The Hague he also fell deeply in love, and, quite according to the fashionable custom of the time, with a young married woman. For the moment his fits of morbidness and continual unrest left him, he contrived constantly to be with the woman he loved, and even followed her and her husband to Spa. A short time afterwards the husband started for Switzerland, [...]."
- Paperback | 198 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 9.4mm | 303.91g
- 22 May 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations