A Classical Tour Through Italy (volume 2)

Paperback | January 3, 2012

byJohn Chetwode Eustace

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1841. Excerpt: ... ments defeated the patriotic efforts of the pontiff; they were annihilated, and he was dragged into exile. These disasters have for the present time, and probably for many years to come, checked all public exertions, and suspended the numberless projects which had been formed for improving and beautifying the city. How long the destructive influence of France may last, it is difficult even to conjecture; but this we may affirm, that if it should extend to many years, it will half dispeople Rome, open its deserted palaces and temples to the rains and the tempests, and bequeath the Vatican itself, shaken and dismantled, to the wonder and the regret of posterity. Immortale nihil mundi compage tenetur, Non orbis, non regna hominum, non aurea Roma*! CHAPTER XV. Observations on Ancient Names--On Roman Architecture--Defects of the Modern Style--Progress of the Art--Papal Government--Its Character--Consequences of the French Invasion and Preponderance on the present and future State of Rome. I Now proceed to state various observations as they occurred during my solitary walks, without order or connexion with each other, prompted sometimes by the scenery before me, sometimes by the recollections of the past, and not unfrequently by the precarious state of the present times. As the principal charm and attraction of Rome is its connexion with antiquity, I have often wondered that more care has not been taken to preserve or to restore the ancient names of the streets and the * No sublunary grandeur is immortal; Not the great globe itself, nor empires vast Built up by human power, nor glorious Rome! public buildings. The turbulence of the middle ages may serve as a justification, or at least may plead as an excuse, for former negligence; but what can have prevented the government during the two ...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1841. Excerpt: ... ments defeated the patriotic efforts of the pontiff; they were annihilated, and he was dragged into exile. These disasters have for the present time, and ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:142 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.3 inPublished:January 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217424376

ISBN - 13:9780217424370

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