Remarks on Several Parts of Italy, Etc., in the Years 1701, 1702, 1703
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. 1745 edition. Excerpt: ...Virgil calls this Promontary zEcF-e Irz/icla Circes in the third lEneid; but 'tis the Hero, and not the Poet that speaks. It may however be look'd upon as an Intirnation, that he himself thought it an Illand in Eneafs Time. As for the thick Woods, which. not only Virgil but Homer mentions, in the beautiful Description that Plutarcb and Langinur have taken notice of, they are most of them grubbed up since the Promontory has been cultivated and inhabited, tho' there are still many Spots of it which. show the natural Inclination of the Soil leans that wav. The next Place we touchd upon was Neituna, where we found nothing remarkable besides the ex-K treme Poverty and Laziness of the Inhabitants. At that are spread over a great Circuit of Land. There are still left the Foundations of several Buildings, and, what are always the last Parts that perish in a Ruin, many subterraneous Grottoes and Passages of a great Length. The Foundations of Nerds Port' are stillv to be seen. It was altogether Artificial, and compos'd of huge 'Moles running round it, in a kind-of Circular Figure, except where the Ships were 7 If we take the first Interpretation of the two i The Trojan from the Main beheld a bVood, Which thick with Shades, and a brown Horror stood: Betwixt the Trees the Til/er took his Course, With Whirlpools dimpled, and with downward Force That drove the Sand along, he took his Way, And roll'd his yellow Billows to the Sea: About him, and above, and round the Wood, The Birds that haunt the Borders of his Flood, That bath'd within, or bask'd upon his Side, To tuneful Songs their narrow Throats apply'd. The Captain gives Command, the joyful Train Glide through the gloomy shade, and leave the Main. Dryden. It is imposiible to learn from the Ruins of...
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