Over the Ocean; Or Glimpses of Travel in Many Lands
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. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ... beautiful than I at first thought, for I was bent upon making invidious comparisons between it and the lovely bay of New York; but there is such a decided difference in the features of the scenery of each, that both may be called most beautiful, nor need the praise of one detract at all from the merits of the other. The summit of Vesuvius was enveloped in clouds, looking very quiet and peaceable, and not at all the sleeping lion it actually is. The bay is a perfect crescent, completely lined with palaces, churches and other fine buildings diversified with arches and towers; and high up, reaching midway to the clouds, was a fine old convent, having more the appearance of a fortress, than the dwelling of such a quiet and peaceful order. Then the beautiful islands Tschia, Capri, and others, which so relieve the watery waste, when you look out upon the blue and boundless sea, with the extensive line of coast, and its green undulating hills, dotted with villas, far and near, is a tra'nscendantly lovely scene. Vesuvius, too, can never cease to be an object novel and unique to a stranger's eye, nor to call forth feelings of wonder and awe, filled as it is with mysteries it neither loses or reveals. Enwrap all this, and more in your imagination, as it is enveloped in the soft transparent haze of this delicious'clime, beautifying and mistifying all around, and you may fancy somewhat of the reality. I cannot take leave of you in a more beautiful spot, so now adieu. NAPLES. 183 LETTER XX. DRIVE OP THE TOLEDO KING OF NAPLES ANTIQUITIES FROM POMPEII EXCURSION TO VESUVIUS ITS ASCENT DESCRIPTION OF ITS APPEARANCE, &C. In my last I had brought you with me fairly into "La bella Italia,"--"Land of departed fame! whose classic plains Have...
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