Diary And Correspondence Of John Evelyn, F.r.s; To Which Is Subjoined The Private Correspondence…

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byJohn Evelyn

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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. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ...in their power. At the corner of the Church, are inserted into the main wall four figures, as big as life, cut in porphyry; which they say are the images of four brothers who poisoned one another, by which means were escheated to the Republic that vast treasury of relics now belonging to the Church. At the other entrance that looks towards the sea, stands in a small chapel that statue of our Lady, made (as they affirm) of the same stone, or rock, out of which Moses brought water to the murmuring Israelites at Horeb, or Meriba. After all that is said, this church is, in my opinion, much too dark and dismal, and of heavy work; the fabric,--as is much of Venice, both for buildings and other fashions and circumstances,--after the Greets, their next neighbours. The next day, by favour of the French ambassador, I had admittance with him to view the Reliquary, called here Te-soro di San Marco, which very few, even of travellers, are admitted to see. It is a large chamber full of presses. There are twelve breast-plates or pieces of pure golden armour, studded with precious stones, and as many crowns dedicated to St. Mark, by so many noble Venetians, who had recovered their wives taken at sea by the Saracens; many curious vases of agates; the cap, or coronet, of the Dukes of Venice, one of which had a ruby set on it, esteemed worth 200,000 crowns; two unicorns' horns; numerous vases and dishes of agate, set thick with precious stones and vast pearls; divers heads of Saints, enchased in gold; a small ampulla, or glass, with our Saviour's blood; a great morsel of the real cross; one of the nails; a thorn; a fragment of the column to which our Lord was bound, when scourged; the standard, or ensign, of Constantine; a piece of St. Luke's arm; a rib of St....

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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. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ...in their power. At the corner of the Church, are inserted into the main wall four figures, as big as life, cut in porph...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:170 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.36 inPublished:July 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217203558

ISBN - 13:9780217203555

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