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John Murray, 1828 - Europe - 604 pages
 

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Page 242 - ... be remedied, and that additional churches and chapels for the celebration of divine service, according to the rites of the united church of England and Ireland, as by law established...
Page 145 - Vestibulumb was placed his colossal statue, one hundred and twenty feet in height. It had a triple portico, supported by a thousand columns ; with a lake, like a little sea, surrounded by buildings which resembled cities. It contained fields, vineyards, pasture ground, and groves, in which were all descriptions of animals, both wild and tame.
Page 420 - In this period the patient must lie down for three hours twice daily, say from nine to twelve in the morning, and from three to six in the afternoon, and hot cataplasms must be applied to the liver region during this time.
Page 346 - ... has a most city-like appearance ; and commanded as it is by the lofty cathedral dedicated to St. Peter, situate on the summit of the Petersburg, — together with the bastile of Austria, the Spielberg, whose frowning towers seem to shut out hope to the captive, for the hill on which it is built rises to the height of a thousand feet above the level of the sea, — renders the town at once picturesque and imposing. Spielberg ! how ominous is that name to the patriots of Poland, Hungary, and Lombardy...
Page 416 - the Germans seldom have a wash-hand basin in any of their country inns; and even at Villach, a large town, we could not find one: the inn we slept at, however, (its sign the Crown) is clean and good, though tall people cannot sleep comfortably either here or in any part of Germany: the beds, which are very narrow, being placed in wooden frames, or boxes, so short that anybody who happens to be above five feet high must absolutely sit up all night supported by pillows; and this is, in fact, the way...
Page 180 - Via-Appia, still nearer -to the Porta S. Sebastiano than are the Baths of Caracalla: it is on the left side of the way, and the words, " Sepulchra Scipionum,
Page 20 - Persons desirous of examining the volumes should ask, in the schools of Italy, for the works of Michael Angelo, Raphael, Titian, Correggio, the Carracci...
Page 48 - Cerano, and representing the great features of the exemplary life of S. Carlo Borromeo, embellish the walls of this Chapel. A Staircase, consisting of four hundred and sixty-eight steps, leads to the top of the Cathedral : and it is impossible to form a just idea of the exterior decorations of this immense and venerable marble pile, without ascending to its roofs ; where alone the spiry fret-work, carving, and sculpture, can be viewed to advantage. The three finished sides of the exterior walls are...
Page 100 - Wo vestiges remain of the ancient Port of Pisa, mentioned by Strabo : but it is supposed to have been near the mouth of the Arno, and not far from Leghorn. We are told that this port was protected neither by mole nor pier ; and though open to every wind, yet vessels rode securely on its bosom, owing to the size and tenacity of the weeds, which were so closely interwoven as to exclude the agitation of the sea. The modern Baths, situated about three miles and a half to the north of Pisa, are elegant,...
Page 3 - ... Arriving at the Edgemoor yard, the yardmaster ordered the conductor to back his train on track No. 4, saying that everything was clear. This was in the evening after dark, about 8:05 according to one witness, and after 8:35 according to another. Thereupon the train was backed slowly in on said track, at the rate of between four and five miles an hour ; the brakeman. Murphey, standing on the top of the disabled car as a lookout, and Shuster and another car inspector, who had boarded the train...

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