A Classical Tour Through Italy, An. Mdcccii. Volume 2

Paperback | May 19, 2012

byJohn Chetwode Eustace

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1815 Excerpt: ...Tiburtina, again visited the aneient patriarchal Basilica of St. Laurence, about one mile from the gate. This is not the only church that bears the title of St. Laurence, as there are three others at least in Rome that enjoy it also; but it is the most ancient, and at the same time it has the honor of possessing the martyr's remains. As I approached his shrine with reverence I recollected the beautiful lines of Vida. Adveniet lustris mundo labentibus aetas Quum domus Mneae praestans Romana propago Insonti juvcni rlammis extrema scquuto Centum aras, centum magnis penetralia templis Eriget, et tumulo divinum imponet honorem. About two miles further on we passed the Ponte Mamolo over the Anio or Teverone. This bridge is said to have been built by Mammea mother of Alexander Severus. The Campagna, extending thence to the mountains of Sabina, is flat but fertile and covered either with rich grass or promising corn. Woods surrounding distant villas or farms appeared here and there covering the summits of little hills. About eight miles from the above-mentioned bridge we crossed the little green streamlet, called from its sulphureous exhalations the Solfatara. The lake or pool from which it rises is about a short mile from the road, somewhat less than a mile in circumference, and near two hundred feet deep. Its waters are of an iron grey, and its surface is frequently spotted with a bituminous matter, which mixing with weeds and vegetable substances gradually coagulates, and forms what may be called a floating island. There were ten or twelve of these little green masses when we visited the lake, and being carried by the wind to the side, they remained united and motionless till we separated and set some of them afloat. As they continually increase in number, so th...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1815 Excerpt: ...Tiburtina, again visited the aneient patriarchal Basilica of St. Laurence, about one mile from the gate. This is not the only ch...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:May 19, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217432581

ISBN - 13:9780217432580

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