The Life And Campaign Of Garibaldi In The Two Sicilies; A Personal Narative[!]

Paperback | May 20, 2012

byCharles Stuart Forbes

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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 Excerpt: ...of the ancient princes of Scylla, it has been added to by Spaniards, French, and English; it surrendered to us after Maida, but fell again after an eighteen months' siege, which speaks for the strength of the position. Bomba added to it on the town side; and, as was his wont, mounted many guns for the especial benefit of the townspeople, but against modern artillery it would not do much. We now wandered up a succession of dirty zigzag alleys to the upper part of the town, which is better built and of considerable extent--a motley collection of palaces and hovels. On descending, we found eight or ten of the General's Staff preceding him to Bagnara, which had also been evacuated, Viale having ordered all his troops to fall back on Monteleone. Procuring horses, we went with them, and had a most enjoyable ride along the margin of the dreamy bay, the head of which is ornamented by Bagnara, with its numerous churches and palaces, its streets and piazzas, terraced up the mountain slopes, as are the neighbouring vineyards--not that it is the paradise it seems, for, like many other Italian towns, it is fair without, but foul within; nevertheless, its whitewashed exteriors contrast favourably with the deep mountain tints, and the blue above and the blue below, for which the shores of the Mediterranean are proverbial They tell me it is famed for the beauty of its women--perhaps so; at any rate, I will not destroy the illusion by entering, for the very good reason that I want to reach Villa San Giovanni to-night, on my return to Messina, bid adieu to the modern " Scylla," and send my traps on to Naples to await my arrival, as I have promised myself a run through the Calabrias. It is not likely that there will be much to see in a sanguinary point of view; but ...

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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 Excerpt: ...of the ancient princes of Scylla, it has been added to by Spaniards, French, and English; it surrendered to us after Maida, but ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:May 20, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217941478

ISBN - 13:9780217941471

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