Sicily; A Pilgrimage by Henry Theodore TuckermanSicily; A Pilgrimage by Henry Theodore Tuckerman

Sicily; A Pilgrimage

byHenry Theodore Tuckerman

Paperback | January 1, 2012

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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. 1852. Excerpt: ... Where the gray slonos and unmolested grass, Ages, but not oblivion, feebly brave, While strangers only not regardless pass. Ghilde Harold. UPON the eastern coast of Sicily, at the distance of about twelve leagues from Catania, a broad neck of land stretches into the Mediterranean, which divides it by a very narrow channel from the shore, thus justifying its claim to the appellation of an island. This spot is covered with the compact buildings of an ancient town, and being surrounded by a double wall, and several lines of neat though low, presents to the approaching traveller a secure and interesting appearance. This is the site of one of the five cities, which together constituted the greatest metropolis of the island, and one of the most renowned of the ancient world. The adjacent plain contains numerous, though comparatively insignificant remains of the. other sections of that illustrious region. Above and around them the tall grain and scarlet poppy wave in the sea-breeze, and countless fig-trees and low vines spread their broad leaves to the sun, through the whole extent of eighteen miles, once covered with magnificent dwellings, temples, and streets, and so often alive with the tumult of warfare. A long, bright day had passed with our pilgrims as they traced the relics and revived the associations of Syracuse; and at its close they sat by the open window of the hotel, watching the sun's last glow as it fell over the tranquil waters of the great harbor--that beautiful and capacious bay upon which the fleets of Athenians, Carthaginians, and Konians had so often manoeuvred, and which is now so admirably adapted to secure to the city at whose base it rolls the palm of commercial prosperity, yet is scarcely stirred, save by the oars of the fisherman, or the shallow k...
Title:Sicily; A PilgrimageFormat:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:January 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217049079

ISBN - 13:9780217049078