Roba Di Roma, Volume 2

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Chapman and Hall, 1866 - Rome
 

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Page 35 - Here's an acre sown indeed With the richest, royallest seed That the earth did e'er suck in Since the first man died for sin: Here the bones of birth have cried 'Though gods they were, as men they died!
Page 186 - This poem was chiefly written upon the mountainous ruins of the Baths of Caracalla, among the flowery glades, and thickets of odoriferous blossoming trees, which are extended in ever winding labyrinths upon its immense platforms and dizzy arches suspended in the air. The bright blue sky of Rome, and the effect of the vigorous awakening of spring in that divinest climate, and the new life with which it drenches the spirits even to intoxication, were the inspiration of this drama.
Page 249 - AND the Lord appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day ; and he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him...
Page 147 - With his surcease success; that but this blow Might be the be-all and the end-all here, But here, upon this bank and shoal of time, We'd jump the life to come. But in these cases We still have judgment here; that we but teach Bloody instructions, which, being taught, return To plague the inventor; this even-handed justice Commends the ingredients of our poisoned chalice To our own lips.
Page 14 - Way streams like a torn veil over the heavens. The villa fronts whiten in the moonlight among the grey smoke-like olives that crowd the slopes. Vines wave from the old towers and walls, and from their shadow comes a song to the accompaniment of a guitar — it is a tenor voice, singing " Non ti scordar, non ti scordar di me.
Page 117 - I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which walketh in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts...
Page 299 - The multitude of subjects of an inferior rank was uncertain and fluctuating. But, after weighing with attention every circumstance which could influence the balance, it seems probable that there existed, in the time of Claudius, about twice as many provincials as there were...
Page 14 - ... other studies of the curriculum? We must grant the obvious intimate connection between ability to secure meaning from the printed page and the power to enter into an experiencing of literary material. Reading includes literary experiencing and the latter unquestionably works to improve the former; but there is all the difference between the two that there is between practicing scales and playing a piece of music, between developing platform ease and swaying an audience, between learning conjugations...
Page 74 - ... in its fertile plains, sunny hills, healthy woods, thick groves, rich varieties of trees, breezy mountains, fertility in fruits, vines, and olives, its noble flocks of sheep, abundant herds of cattle, numerous lakes, and wealth of rivers and streams pouring in upon it, many seaports, in whose lap the commerce of the world liei, and which run largely into the sea as it were to help mortals.
Page 137 - Jews were obliged to present themselves to his Holiness on the public way of his triumphal procession, singing songs in his praise, and carrying on their shoulders a copy of the Pentateuch written on parchment, bound in gold, and covered with a veil, which on bended knees they offered to him, beseeching his protection. The successor of Peter took the book, read a few words from it, and then putting it behind him, said, " We affirm the law, but we curse the Hebrew people and their exposition of it.

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