A Classical Tour Through Italy, An. Mdcccii. Volume 4

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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: ... but as a kind of consolation adds, that the neighborhood of Rome was not exempt from a similar inconvenience. The reader must observe, that the villa, of which Pliny speaks, was situated in a vale flanked by the Apennines, and open only towards the north, obnoxious, of course, to the cold blasts that sweep the bleak forests of Monte Somma on one side, and the snowy summits of Se?-a Valle on the other, as well as to the boreal tempest that blows unimpeded in its progress over the whole length of the valley. That, in such a situation, plants should frequently suffer from the inclemency of the weather formerly as well as at present, is not wonderful. As for the effects of cold in the neighborhood of Rome they are full as strong and as frequent now as in Pliny's time; and the reason is plain. The Apennines form an immense theatre, including Rome and its Campagna, as its arena. Of these mountains most are covered with snow, three, many six, and some nine months in the year. Whenever a strong The weather was so warm on the twenty-third of March, when we ascended the Montagna della Guardia, near Bologna, as to render the shade of the portico extremely pleasant. Near the church, on the summit of the hill, we found a considerable quantity of deep snow, which had till then resisted the full force of a vernal sun. As this hill forms the first step of the neighboring Apennines, the snow.wind happens to blow from any of these vast magazines of ice it brings with it so many frozen particles as to chill the warmest air, and to affect the temperature of spring though considerably advanced, and sometimes even of summer itself. Instances of such an alteration are by no means uncommon. The same influence of mountain air on the climate in general enables us to explain differe...

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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: ... but as a kind of consolation adds, that the neighborhood of Rome was not exempt from a similar inconvenience. The reader must ob...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:106 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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