Italy as it is Or Narrative of an English Family's Residence for Three Years in that Country

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Colburn, 1828 - Italy - 441 pages
 

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Page 157 - Their labour supplies them with necessaries ; it therefore cannot be omitted, and is certainly rewarded. Their devotion prepares them for another state, and reminds them of its approach, while it fits them for it. Their time Is regularly distributed ; one duty succeeds another; so that they are not left open to the distraction of unguided choice, nor lost in the shades of listless inactivity. There Is a certain task to be performed at an appropriate hour ; and their toils are cheerful, because they...
Page 251 - Western usage, and to celebrate the great festival on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox.
Page iii - ITALY as it is; or narrative of an English family's residence for three years in that country. By the author of
Page 135 - Tuscan peasantry thus occupied, that " the work produces at every step the pleasing appearance of labour united to amusement, — of a toil in which childish play and childish gains folfm children to habits of industry without exhausting their strength or gaiety.
Page 36 - War is a game which, were their subjects wise, Kings should not play at. Nations would do well To extort their truncheons from the puny hands Of heroes whose infirm and baby minds Are gratified with mischief, and who spoil, Because men suffer it, their toy — the world.
Page 232 - ... name ; thy kingdom come ; thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread ; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us : and lead us not into temptation ; but deliver us from evil. Amen. The Angelical Salutation. HAIL Mary, full of grace, our Lord is with thee ; blessed art thou amongst women ; and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Page 135 - ... Although apparently a very simple process, some skill and patience are required to prepare, split, and plat the straw, and to perform all the other operations without breaking so fragile a material. The wheat is allowed to grow till just ready to burst into ear. The straw is then pulled up by the roots, which, as well as the ear, is cut off from every stem ; as soon as cut, it is tied in small bundles, immersed for a short time in boiling water, and spread out to dry. This being done, the knots...
Page 195 - There is the living, fiery, energy of nature, the true prophetic tone. Now let us turn from the prophet to the bishop ; from the simplicity of truth to the refinement of an imitated classical style : ' Ergo insolentis corruit imperi Insana moles ? occidit urbium Regina victrix, nee subacto Effera jam dominatur orbi ?' How hath the gold become dim, and mixed with alloy ! Mark the childish astonishment of the interrogation ; the poverty of the lagging and useless epithets ; the utter loss of the original...
Page 207 - Eustace, so now in the present volume, we are disgusted by the Catholics setting the corruption, profligacy and imbecility of Papal Rome, in comparison with her ancient glories. He glories over the consecration of the Pantheon as " a trophy of the greatest victory that ever was achieved ; a victory in comparison with which all those obtained by brute force, or military art, are less than nothing in the estimate of right reason, justice, and benevolence — A victory of truth over error, of virtuous...
Page 195 - Sedes Roma Petri, quse pastoralis honoris Facta caput mundo, quicquid non possidet armis, Religione tenet...

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