A classical tour through Italy, an. MDCCCII, Volume 4

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Pagina 13 - Or the unseen genius of the wood. But let my due feet never fail To walk the Studious cloister's pale, And love the high embowed roof, With antique pillars massy proof, And storied windows richly dight, Casting a dim, religious light.
Pagina 19 - ITALY. 19 it is both novel and affecting to behold on that day the vast area of the Cathedral filled with children forming two grand divisions of boys and girls ranged opposite each other, and these again subdivided into classes, according to their age and capacities, drawn up between the pillars, while two or more instructors attend each class, and direct their questions and explanations to every little individual without distinction. A clergyman attends each class, accompanied by one or more laymen...
Pagina 369 - ... and when the bell rings, the door of the pontifical apartment opens, and the Pope is seen in a chair of state with a little table before him. The person presented kneels once at the threshold, again in the middle of the room , and lastly, at the feet of the Pontiff, who, according to circumstances, allows him to kiss the cross embroidered on his shoes, or presents his hand to raise him. The pontiff then converses with him a short time, and dismisses him with some slight present of beads , or...
Pagina 17 - ... obscure , and sometimes produce more obloquy than acknowledgment. Thus, he founded schools, colleges, and hospitals, built parochial churches , most affectionately attended his flock during a destructive pestilence , erected a lazaretto, and served the forsaken victims with his own hands. These are duties uncommon, magnificent and heroic, and are followed by fame and glory.
Pagina 425 - Sophonisbe, première tragédie composée par un moderne; Béroald, bibliothécaire du Vatican, s'occupant à publier les Annales de Tacite qu'on venoit de découvrir en Westphalie, et que Léon X. avoit acquises pour la somme de cinq cents ducats d'or ; le même Pape proposant des places aux...
Pagina 19 - Charles, that is, the qualities that give true sterling value to the man, and sanctify him in the eyes of his Creator, I mean humility, self-command, temperance, industry, prudence, and fortitude, were not inferior to his public endowments. His table was for his guests; his own diet was confined to bread and vegetables ; he allowed himself no amusement or relaxation, alleging that the variety of his duties was in itself a sufficient recreation. His dress and establishment...
Pagina 9 - Basilica;, and indeed in all ancient churches, between the clergy and the people. Two circumstances are particularly observable in this church ; the one is, that there are no chapels properly so called, because the Ambrosian rite, which long retained the ancient custom of allowing one altar only, and one service in each church, not having conformed to the modern mode when the cathedral was commenced, no provision was made in the plan for private masses and oratories. This omission contributes much...
Pagina 427 - Aristote, étoient discutées les opinions de l'ancienne philosophie et pressenties celles de la philosophie moderne. A Bologne ainsi qu'à Venise, une de ces sociétés...
Pagina 32 - Ingenia, et mores laeti, tum duplice muro Amplificata loci species; populique voluptas Circus; et inclusi moles cuneata Theatri Templa, Palatinaeque arces, opulensque Moneta, Et regio Herculei celebris sub honore lavacri. Cunctaque marmoreis ornata Peristyla signis; Mceniaque in valli formam circumdata labro, Omnia quae magnis operum velut aemula formis Excellunt: nec junctae premit vicinia Romae.
Pagina 427 - Médicis , d'Est , d'Urbin , de Gonzague , par les plus petits souverains , par les diverses républiques : par-tout de grands hommes , les uns nés dans le pays même, les autres attirés des pays étrangers, moins par un vil intérêt que par des distinctions flatteuses ; d'autres appelés chez les nations voisines , pour y propager les lumières , pour y veiller sur l'éducation de la jeunesse , ou sur la santé des souverains.

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