Gray's Letters & Poems; With a Life of the Author

Gray's Letters & Poems; With a Life of the Author

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1821 edition. Excerpt: ...with parum sauce: for my part I never eat hetter at Lucullus's tahle. We drank half a dozen cyathi a-piece of ancient Alhan to Pholoe's health; and, after hathing, and playing an hour at hall, we mounted our essedum again, and proceeded up the mount to the temple. The priests there entertained us with an account of a wonderful shower of hirds' eggs, that had fallen two days hefore, which had no sooner touched the ground, hut they were converted into gudgeons; as also that the night past a dreadful However whimsical this humour may appear to some readers, I chose to insert it, as it gives me nn opportunity of remarking that Mr. Gray was extremely skilled in the customs of the ancient Romans; and has catalogued, In his common-place hook, their various eatahles, wines, perfumes, clothes, medicines, tc. with great precision, referring under every article to passages in the poets and historians where Their names are mentioned. voice had heen heard out of the adytum, which spoke Greek during a full half hour, hut nohody understood it. But quitting my Romanities, to your great joy and mine, let me tell yon, in plain English, that we come from Alhano. The present town lies within the enclosure of Pompey's villa in ruins. The Appian way runs through it, hv the side of which, a little farther, is a large old tomh, with five pyramids upon it, which the learned suppose to he the hurying-place of the family, hecause they do not know whose it can be else. But the vulgar assure you it is the sepulchre of the Cnriatii, and hy that name (such is their power) it goes. One drives to Castel Gondolfo, a house of the pope's, situated on the top of one of the Collinette, that forms a hrim to the hasin, commonly called the Alhan lake. It is seven miles round; and...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123649394X
  • 9781236493941