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France, a splendid work, which has been
STATEMENT OF DISEASE3, From Feb. 201b to March 20th.
others of copper, with the effigy of ves.
by the Sextons.
THE continuation of the review of the Trans-
Island of Wisida...lake of Agnano...grotto del Cane...baths of St. Germain.
The lake of Agnano is one of the objects which is pointed out to the curiosity of a stranger. It is about four miles from Naples. After passing the grotto, there is a house on the road side, where a guide is taken to conduct him to the lake, and the grotto del Cane. The man was instantly ready, and was bringing as usual a torch and a dog. The poor animal was meagre and feeble, and was unwillingly dragged along. I had no wish to see him tortured, and insisted upon his being released, and his actions seemed to me more expressive than words could have been. When the man let go the rope which was round his neck he did not immediately run away, but looked up at us and seemed to wonder how he had escaped his accustomed torture; he continued thus till we drove off, and then turned slowly round and returned to the house. The guide got up behind the carriage and we soon turned off to the right. After passing for some time beautiful fields highly cultivated, we descended a hill and came in sight of the lake, surrounded by hills. It is a beautiful piece of water, about half a mile in Vol. III. No. 4. X
circumference. There were various species of wild fowl sporting on its surface. They appeared to be conscious of the security they enjoyed, for they suffered me to come close to them without discomposing themselves. The surface of the lake is sometimes almost covered with them. It forms. a part of the territory devoted to the hunting pleasures of the king, and no vulgar sportsman ever dares disturb the tranquillity of the place. As the king seldom. hunts here, the birds live unmoIested, and multiply continually. Nothing could be more picturesque than this lake surrounded by hills; its smooth surface was unruffled by the slightest breeze, the wild ducks were swimming and diving in perfect security; there were no houses to be seen, a few goats were reposing under the shade of some trees on one side, and except these there was 1:othing to interrupt this delicious solitude, which recalled to my mind the fabled tranquillity of the golden age. On the side of one of these hills is situated the grotto del Cane. This is only a hole in the side of the hill, closed with a gate. It is