Italian Sketch Book

Paperback | January 9, 2012

byHenry Theodore Tuckerman

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1837. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ITALIAN SKETCH BOOK. ROME. " Yet, this is Rome, That sat upon her seven hills, and from her throne Of beauty, ruled the world! Yet these are Romans : Why, in that elder day, to be a Roman Was greater than a king! " In the light of a clear atmosphere we stood upon the summit of the Capitol, and thoughtfully gazed forth upon the city with its mountain-wall circling broadly in the distance. From so commanding a position, we were enabled to expand our idea of the site of ancient Rome, into a sensible conception of the relative localities and original aspect of her scattered and dimly defined remains. Directly beneath lis stood a massive form, whose sculptured and inscribed surface is uniformly tinged with the melancholy hue imparted by the earth which so recently encrusted it, and deepened by the lapse of ages. And yet, beneath that arch have earth's most splendid pageants passed; eyes bedewed, with the rich te,ars of grateful exultation, have dwelt upon its now defaced splendor; its broad foundations, resting heavily in their sunken bed, have trembled beneath the proud tread of the triumphing, and its concave rung with the inspiring shout of a Roman greeting. It was the triumphal arch of Septimius Severus. Immediately beside it, in mournful companionship, rise three mutilated columns, all that exists of the noble tribute of gratitude raised by Augustus to the god of thunder, after returning unscathed from the rush of his awful shaft. A slower but not less sure agency has not passed negligently by the monument, and the naked triumvirate, clustered, as if in the "fellowship of grief," but feebly represent the living sentiment which gave them birth. The same number of these erect and solitary relics, lifting their burdenless capitals in air, furnish the comme...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1837. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ITALIAN SKETCH BOOK. ROME. " Yet, this is Rome, That sat upon her seven hills, and from her throne Of beauty, ruled the worl...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217840779

ISBN - 13:9780217840774

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