Supplement To "vacation Rambles," Consisting Of Recollections Of A Tour Through France, To Italy…

Paperback | February 6, 2012

bySir Thomas Noon Talfourd

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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.1854 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. ROME TO MILAN. Departure from Rome by diligence for Florence--Advantages of travelling by diligence in the retrospective view--Journey to Montefiascone--Dead lake of Bolsena--Acquapendente at midnight--Volcanic wastes--Inn near Radicofani--Second night's journey, through Sienna--Descent to Florence--Aspects and treasures of Florence--The Medicean Venus and neighbouring works of art--A Tuscan trial in show--The Hall of Niobe--Departure by venture for Milan--Ascent of the pass of the Apennines--Wayside desolation--Two aged crones--Pietra-mala--Visit to a bed of flames--Descent to Bologna--Church of St. Petronius--Street performance by puppets--Modena--Reggio---Parma--Piacenza--Journey by Lodi to Milan. Still " bent on speed," we travelled by the most fatiguing, but the surest conveyance, the diligence, which offered by its slow, but unbroken course, to convey us to Florence in about forty-eight hours instead of the vetturino's limit of four or five days. With all its manifold inconveniences of unrest, rumbling, jolting, crowding, and starving, this mode of conveyance has advantages when the country through which the vehicle crawls is as yet unvisited. If it is well to prolong in ourselves the consciousness of our human life, a journey by diligence assists a desirable object; for, in the retrospect, its hours stretch out into an enormous length, and form a chapter for themselves in the mind's autobiography, which, at a due distance, may stand for the record of weeks. Nor does it lack picturesque variety with which it may people the slow series of its conserved minutes; for it involves to the pensive recollection, midnight stoppages before the loneliest inns, nodding as if to their fall, where the drowsy hostlers shuffle about as if dreaming of a ha...

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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.1854 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. ROME TO MILAN. Departure from Rome by diligence for Florence--Advantages of travelling by diligence in the retrospec...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217565085

ISBN - 13:9780217565080

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