Memoirs of William Hazlitt Volume 2; With Portions of His Correspondence

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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. 1867 Excerpt: ... carriage We passed, I think, but one habitation between Aquapctulcutc and San Lorenzo, and met but ono human being, who was a gendarme 1 I asked our vetturino if this dreary aspect of the country was the effect of nature or of art. He pulled a handful of earth from the hedge-side, and showed a rich black ...
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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. 1867 Excerpt: ... carriage We passed, I think, but one habitation between Aquapctulcutc and San Lorenzo, and met but ono human being, who was a gendarme 1 I asked our vetturino if this dreary aspect of the country was the effect of nature or of art. He pulled a handful of earth from the hedge-side, and showed a rich black loam, capable of every improvement. 1 aked in whose dominions we were, and received for answer, 'In the 1i i ope s "The road between Bolscna and Montc-Fiascone, 158 DISAPPOINTED WITH HOME. which you sec on an eminence before yon, lies through a range of gloomy defiles The house of Salvator ltosa at Viterbo is at present let out in lodgings. I liave now lived twice in houses occupied by celebrated men; once in a house that had belonged to Milton, and now iu this, and find to iny mortification that imagination is entirely a thing imaginary "'As I. ond »i is to the meanest country town, so is Home to every other city in the world.' "So said an old friend of mine; and I believed him till I saw it. This is not the Kome I expected to see. No one, from being in it, would know he was in the place that liad been twice mistress of the world. I do not understand how Nicholas Poussin could tell, taking up a hnndl'iil of earth, that it was 'a part of the INTERNAL City No! this is not the wall that ltemus leaied over: this is not the Capitol where Julius Ciesor fell: instead of standing on seven hills, it is situated in a low valley: the golden Tiber is a muddy stream: Pt. Peter's is not equal to it. Paul's: the Vatican falls short of the Ixmvrc as it was in my time; but I thought that here were works immovable, immortal, inimitable on earth, and lifting the soul halfway to heaven. I find them not, or only what I had seen before in different ways.......
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150573118
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 76
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.16 (d)

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