Venice Under the Yoke of France and of Austria; With Memoirs of the Courts, Governments, & People of Italy

Venice Under the Yoke of France and of Austria; With Memoirs of the Courts, Governments, & People of Italy : Presenting a Faithful Picture of Her Present Condition, and Including Original Anecdotes of the Buonaparte Family Volume 1

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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. 1824 edition. Excerpt: ...comfort over the mind, and administering to the wants of that parent of monarchies, in this her decrepitude. Foreigners who repair to Italy, hie constantly to Rome, and protract their stay in that city, that they may become acquainted with the graphic jewels it contains; thereby contributing to the support of thousands. With similar views, and with like advantages to the natives, are many other parts of the world visited by travellers. What I have here urged with regard to painting, applies also to sculpture and architecture; and shews that they may be considered profitable, even in the eyes of the political economist. But, their higher and more noble purpose is, the improvement of the mind, and the sublimation of the intellect. For nothing can be more true, than the observation of an admired writer, that " a cultivated taste increases sensibility to all the tender and humane passions, by giving them frequent exercise; while it tends to weaken the more violent and fierce emotions"--" Ingenuas didicisse Jidelitur artes Emollit mores, nee sinit essejeros. " These polish'd arts have humaniz'd mankind, Soften'd the rude, and calm'd the boist'rous mind." CHAPTER XVIII. VENICE. A general Description of the City of Venice under the Republic And of the Manners of its Inhabitants The Venetian School of Painting Liberality of the Government towards her Great Men Tintoretto A Jew Words respecting Canova A Hint, en passant, to young Artists Character of the Venetians and of the English contrasted Milton Shakespeare Dante Ariosto The NoveUieri Blessings qf Peace. To enumerate the paintings which are to be seen at Venice, nearly all of them super-excellent, and to point out their respective beauties, would be a task far beyond...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236569253
  • 9781236569257