Remarks on Several Parts of Italy in the Years 1701-1703

Remarks on Several Parts of Italy in the Years 1701-1703

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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. 1761 edition. Excerpt: ... Lacid&mone gratior illi; Hie locus Herculeo nomine clarus erat, Cuncla jacentflammis et irijli merja favilla: Necfupm velknt hoc licuijj'e Jibi. Lib. ii. Epigr. 105. Vefuvio, cover'd with the fruitful Vine, Here flourifh'd once, and ran with Floods of Wine j Here Bacchus oft to the cool Shades retir'd, And bis own native Nija lefs admir'd; Oft to the Mountain's airy 7'ops advane'd, Te? frisking Satyrs on the Summits dancM-.j Aleidos here, here Venus grae'd the Shores Nor lov'd her fav'rite Lacedamon more: Now Piles of Afhes, fpreading all around, In undiftinguifh'd Heaps deform the Ground. The Gods themfelves the ruin'd Seats bemoan-, And blame the Mifchiefs that themfelves have done. This View muft ftill have been more pleafant, when the whole Bay was encompafled with fo long a Range of Buildings, that it appeared to thoie, who looked on it at a diftance, but as one continued City. On both the Shores of that fruitful Bottom, which I haye befote mentioned, are ftill to be feen the Marks of ancient Edifices; parti, cularly on that which looks towards the South there is a little kind of Mole, which feems to have heen the foundation of a Palace; unlefs we may fuppofe that the Pharos of Caprea flood there, which Statins takes notice of in his Poem that invites his Wife to Naples, and is, I think, the rnoft natural among (he Sylvt. Nee defunt varia circum ohleSiamlna vita: Sive vaporiferaS) blandijfima littora, Baiase Enthea fatidica Jeu vifere tecla Sibylla Dulce Jit, Iliacoque jugum mentorabile remo: Sen tibi Bacchei vineta madmtia Gauri, Teleboumque domos, trcpidis ubi dulcia nautis Lumina noclivaga: iollit Pharus amiila Luna, Caraque nan inolli juga Surrentina Lyao. Sylv. 5. Lib. iii. v. 95; The blifsful Seats with endlefs...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123691483X
  • 9781236914835