Relics of Antiquity: Exhibited in the Ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum : with an Account of the Destruction and Recovery of Those Celebrated Cities

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Page xi - For wheresoe'er I turn my ravish'd eyes, gay gilded scenes and shining prospects rise, poetic fields encompass me around, and still I seem to tread on classic ground; for here the Muse so oft her harp has strung, that not a mountain rears its head unsung, renown'd in verse each shady thicket grows, and every stream in heavenly numbers flows.
Page 97 - In other times, and in other places, one single edifice — a temple, a theatre, a tomb, that had escaped the wreck of ages — would have enchanted us ; nay, an arch, the remnant of a wall, even one solitary column, was beheld with veneration: but to discover a single ancient house, the abode of a Roman in his privacy, the scene of his domestic hours, was an object of fond, but hopeless longing.
Page 12 - Illa tibi laetis intexet vitibus ulmos, Illa ferax oleo est, illam experiere colendo Et facilem pecori et patientem vomeris unci. Talem dives arat Capua et vicina Vesevo Ora jugo et vacuis Clanius non aequus Acerris.
Page 35 - As he was coming out of the house he received a note from Rectina, the wife of Bassus, who was in the utmost alarm at the imminent danger which threatened her ; for, her villa being situated at the foot of Mount Vesuvius, there was no way to escape but by sea ; she earnestly entreated him, therefore, to come to her assistance.
Page 34 - ... he might more distinctly view this very uncommon appearance. It was not at that distance discernible from what mountain this cloud issued, but it was found afterwards to ascend from Mount Vesuvius.

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