Six Months In Italy (volume 2)

Paperback | January 9, 2012

byGeorge Stillman Hillard

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1854. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV. Last days in Rome--Rome to Perugia -- Perugia and Assissi--Perugia to Florence -- Lucca -- Genoa; LAST DAYS IN ROME. Rome, which at first is somewhat oppressive to the spirits, gains upon acquaintance, and after a residence of a few months begins to unfold all its attractions. The sparkle and gaiety of Naples and Paris soon lose their charm with those who are not very young or very light-hearted; but the repose of Rome, like the beauty of twilight, soothes with an elevating and tranquillizing influence which time and repetition only deepen. My last days in Rome were darkened by the thought that the time of my departure was near at hand; and the striking points and localities, which had now become so familiar to me, seemed touched with gentler and softer lights, when I was about to see them no more. This was not all to be ascribed to the effect of custom and usage in toning down the thoughts, till they had become in unison with the grave strain of outward life. Something was due to that influence of the vernal season which is so distinctly felt in a city so surrounded with gardens, vineyards, and broad green spaces. Besides, I had come to have the comfortable feeling of a boy who had ciphered through the arithmetic. I had not the fear of Murray and Vasi before my eyes. I was not haunted by visions of churches that had not been seen, and galleries that had not been visited. I could let the hours bear me where they would, and suffer the reins to drop from my hands. My last week was spent mostly in long walks around the city and its immediate neighborhood, with no other object than that of fastening to the memory as strongly as possible the forms which were so soon to be lost to the sight. I strolled through the grounds of the Villa Pamphili and Villa B...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1854. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV. Last days in Rome--Rome to Perugia -- Perugia and Assissi--Perugia to Florence -- Lucca -- Genoa; LAST DAYS IN ROME. Rom...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:122 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.26 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217791689

ISBN - 13:9780217791687

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