Letters from Italy, Describing the Manners, Customs, Etc., of that Country, in the Years 1770 Et 1771 to a Friend Residing in France, Volume 1

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Page 385 - He only, in a general honest thought And common good to all, made one of them. His life was gentle, and the elements So mix'd in him that Nature might stand up And say to all the world, 'This was a man!
Page 385 - And tow'ring o'er his head in triumph ride. With both his hands he labours at the knots ; His holy fillets the blue venom blots : His roaring fills the flitting air around. Thus, when an ox receives a glancing wound, He breaks his bands, the fatal altar flies, And with loud bellowings breaks the yielding skies.
Page 385 - Then with their sharpen'd fangs their limbs and bodies grind. The wretched father, running to their aid With pious haste, but vain, they next invade ; Twice round his waist their winding volumes roll'd ; And twice about his gasping throat they fold. The priest thus doubly choked — their crests divide, And towering o'er his head in triumph ride.
Page 330 - And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter; and Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And Peter went out, and wept bitterly.
Page 213 - ... magicians, devils, conftables, fine ladies, robbers, princes, ambafiadors, and troops of wooden horfes. The audience talked louder than the actors. The ladies turn their backs to the ftage, which has an impertinent, ill-bred appearance. There was dancing, and no refpite between the acts.
Page 138 - Turin, the king himself takes the pains to read it over, and to erase every line that can admit of an indecent or double meaning. This attention is particularly paid to the theatre, on account of the morals of the Royal family.
Page 65 - Nicholas consult his own interests, that he never asked any thing for himself; and although he goes to court from time to time, and is always exceedingly well received by the king, he has never, in any instance, sought his own promotion, but employs all the interest he has to relieve his poor neighbours and parishioners from any difficulties they may be...
Page 66 - ... years. By this he made a considerable sum ; but, in the year 1737, he augmented his fund, and served his country at the same time, by selling cattle to the Swiss army ; which cattle he bought up cheap from the Savoyards, who with difficulty could prevent their being taken from them by the Spaniards, and were glad to get rid of them at any price.
Page 370 - ... their natural reft for ceremonies, but always went to bed and rofe when agreeable to them. Happy Monks, thought I ! For you muft know I had been dreading all the evening fome holy vigil, at which perhaps our attendance might have been expected.
Page 212 - Theatre. \Ve were laft night at the play (for at prefent there is no opera) ; the theatre is rather large than fmall, but not beautiful, either as to architecture or painting.

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