A Critic in Pall Mall by Oscar Wilde

A Critic in Pall Mall

byOscar Wilde

Kobo ebook | April 14, 2016

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As one enters Rome from the Via Ostiensis by the Porta San Paolo, the first object that meets the eye is a marble pyramid which stands close at hand on the left.
There are many Egyptian obelisks in Rome—tall, snakelike spires of red sandstone, mottled with strange writings, which remind us of the pillars of flame which led the children of Israel through the desert away from the land of the Pharaohs; but more wonderful than these to look upon is this gaunt, wedge-shaped pyramid standing here in this Italian city, unshattered amid the ruins and wrecks of time, looking older than the Eternal City itself, like terrible impassiveness turned to stone. And so in the Middle Ages men supposed this to be the sepulchre of Remus, who was slain by his own brother at the founding of the city, so ancient and mysterious it appears; but we have now, perhaps unfortunately, more accurate information about it, and know that it is the tomb of one Caius Cestius, a Roman gentleman of small note, who died about 30 b.c.

Title:A Critic in Pall MallFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 14, 2016Publisher:Oscar WildeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:6050419744

ISBN - 13:9786050419740

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