Living Age Volume 10

Living Age Volume 10

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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. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ... leader of which was Cardinal Albani, had obtained nineteen votes at the ballot before last, and Cardinal Capellari twenty-six; but at the last ballot six or seven votes escaped Cardinal Albani's influence, and Cardinal Capellari obtained the majority. He had been elected Pope on the 2d of February, 1831; and ascended the pontifical throne under the name of Gregory the Sixteenth." Cardinal de la Tour d'Auvergne is to proceed forthwith to Rome, to attend the conclave of the Sacred College, which is to assemble immediately, to elect a new pope. At the election of popes, three powers--namely, Austria, France, and Spam--have each the privilege of annulling the first election, should the choice of the Sacred College be disagreeable to them. Cardinal de la Tour d'Auvergne will exercise this power in the name of the French government. It is understood that Spain will act in concert with France on this occa Mmpt in the young constitutional government of sion. From the Athencum. CORAL FISHERY. THERE is no port on the Bay of Naples which presents so bustling a scene at this season of the year as Torre del Greco. Hundreds, I may say thousands, of mariners are now here, assembled from various parts of the coast, dressed out in their rich Phrygian caps and scarlet sashes, ready to start for the coral fishery. At last, the weather begins to brighten--the tempestuous sirocco and the roystering tramontana retire within their caves; and, a favorable breeze springing up, soon they " are upon the Mediterranean flote," in little detachments according to their destination. What lamentations may then be heard amongst mothers, or wives, or sweethearts, who have thronged down to Torre to take a last farewell! But courage!--a...show more

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  • Paperback | 670 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 34mm | 1,175g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236785142
  • 9781236785145