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: ...is the cloister where merchants meet morning and evening, as also the grave senators and gentlemen, to confer of state-affairs, in their gowns and caps, like Bo many philosophers; it is a very noble and solemn spectacle, in another quadrangle, stood two square columns of white marble, carved, which they said had been erected to hang one of their Dukes on, who designed to make himself Sovereign. Going through a stately arch, there were standing in niches divers statues of great value, amongst which is the so celebrated Eve, esteemed worth its weight in gold; it is just opposite to the stairs where are two Colossuses of Mars and Neptune, by Sansovino. We went up into a Corridor built with several Tribunals and Courts of Justice; and by a well-contrived staircase were lauded in the Senate-hall, which appears to be one of the most noble and spacious rooms in Europe, being seventy-six paces long, and thirty-two in breadth. At the upper end, are the Tribunals of the Doge, Council of Ten, and Assistants: in the body of the hall, are lower ranks of seats, capable of containing 1500 Senators; for they consist of no fewer on grand debates. Over the Duke's throne are the paintings of the " Finn! Judgment," by Tintoret, esteemed among the best pieces iu Europe. On the roof are the famous Acts of the Republic, painted by several excellent masters, especially Bavsano; next them, are the effigies of the several Dukes, with their Elogies. Then, wo turned into a great Court painted with the Battle of Lepanto, an excellent piece; afterwards, into the Chamber of the Council of Ten, painted by the most celebrated masters. From hence, by the special favour of an Illustrissimo, we were carried to see the private Armoury of the Palace, and so to the same court we first...

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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: ...is the cloister where merchants meet morning and evening, as also the grave senators and gentlemen, to confer of state-...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:170 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.36 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217203590

ISBN - 13:9780217203593

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