Italian Castles and Country Seats

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Longmans, Green, and Company, 1911 - 512 páginas
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Página xiv - Thou art the garden of the world, the home Of all Art yields, and Nature can decree ; Even in thy desert, what is like to thee ? Thy very weeds are beautiful, thy waste More rich than other climes' fertility ; Thy wreck a glory, and thy ruin graced With an immaculate charm which cannot be defaced.
Página 93 - Lasciasser d' operare ogni lor arte ; Ma con piena letizia, l' ore prime Cantando, riceveano intra le foglie, Che tenevan bordone alle sue rime Tal, qual di ramo in ramo si raccoglie Per la pineta, in sul lito di Chiassi, Quand' Eolo scirocco fuor discioglie.
Página 456 - Fill'd with the face of heaven, which, from afar, Comes down upon the waters ; all its hues, From the rich sunset to the rising star, Their magical variety diffuse : And now they change ; a paler shadow strews Its mantle o'er the mountains ; parting day Dies like the dolphin, whom each pang imbues With a new colour as it gasps away, The last still loveliest, till — 'tis gone — and all is gray.
Página 67 - She is a pearl in this world. She daily gave the most wonderful festivals and banquets in the Italian fashion. I venture to say that neither in her time nor for many years before has there been such a glorious princess, for she is beautiful and good, gentle and amiable to everyone, and nothing is more certain than this, that, although her husband is a skilful and brave prince, the above-named lady, by her graciousness, has been of great service to him.
Página 348 - Tutti fan versi davanti al mio amore Voglio invitar tutto il mondo ad amare, Le valli ei monti e le genti a cantare, L'abisso ei cieli e tutt
Página 268 - Napoleon in 1805, and of Emp. Ferdinand I. in 1838. It consists of a broad hoop of gold adorned with precious stones, round the interior of which is a thin strip of iron, said to have been made from a nail of the true Cross brought by the empress Helena from Palestine.
Página 95 - Io venni dove le campagne rosse Eran del sangue barbaro e latino, Che fiera stella dianzi a furor mosse; E vidi un morto all' altro sì vicino, Che, senza premer lor, quasi il terreno A molte miglia non dava il cammino.
Página 32 - Politeness is to do and say The kindest thing in the kindest way; and by this definition the population of these Islands ranks high among the peoples of the earth.
Página 416 - Angelo nearly a year, but that did not prevent their union. Not long afterward the duke died, leaving nearly the whole of his fortune to the widow. This so incensed Ludovico Orsini, a relative, that he caused the widow to be murdered in her home in Padua, December 22, 1585.

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