Some Observations Made in Travelling Through France, Italy, &C. in the Years 1720, 1721, and 1722

Some Observations Made in Travelling Through France, Italy, &C. in the Years 1720, 1721, and 1722

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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. 1730 edition. Excerpt: ...about their Necks. The dead Body was carried along after them, under a Canopy, and the Blejsed Virgin in Wax as mourning over it, (the Sorrow very well exprefs'd: ) And solemn mournful Musiek play'd all the while. No Bells or Clocks must be heard from Good-Friday Morn, till next Morning; thereby intending to express some what of the solemn Silence all Nature was suppos'd to be in at the Passion of our Lord. Some of the People in Milan, particularly those in Offices, continue the Spanish Dress, as they do at Naples. About a mile out of one of the Gates-of Milan Torta Co-villa simo mafina is the Villa Simonetta, where is the Echo so much "etta talk'4 talk'd of. The Report of a Pistol shot off is repeated so as to be perceiv'd at least sixty times, all along diminishing gradually. The Repetitions are very quick, not above half a Second asunder so that it docs not ib well return Words of many Syllables. A Dissyllabic will be repeated so as to be distinguish d two or three times s but after, goes all confused. A Monosyllable is distinguished longer, but the Vowel then only prevails; so that after a few Repetitions, you hear nothing but that. A single Vowel, pronoune'd with a Spirit, Cas Ha makes a perfect: Laugh, diminishing by degrees, 'till the airy Nymph can hold it out no longer. The Effect is best when the Air is clearest; it is produced Only from one particular Station, a Window in one of the Wings at the Back of the House, the Voice ot Pistol being directed to the opposite Wing; and from thence no doubt it is that the Sound first reflects, and so is reverberated backwards and forwards between the two Wings: for the very quick Return of the Sound (hews that it is reverberated by something very near j whereas all is plain about the...show more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236962036
  • 9781236962034