Seeing Europe with Famous Authors, Volume 7

Italy, Sicily, and Greece (Part One)

Author: Various Authors
Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 53,340 / 162 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 56.9
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 526
Added to site: 2006.07.17
mnybks.net#: 14186
Genre: Travel
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in which they are most interested, and in this way I become circumstantially informed of the occupations of each, and of everything remarkable that is either taken in hand or produced. Hofrath Reiffenstein good-naturedly humors this whim of mine; as, however, for special reasons, he could not bear the name which I had assumed, he immediately made a Baron of me, and I am now called the "Baron gegen Rondanini über" (the Baron who lives opposite to the Palace Rondanini). This designation is sufficiently precise, especially as the Italians are accustomed to speak of people either by their Christian names, or else by some nickname. Enough; I have gained my object; and I escape the dreadful annoyance of having to give to everybody an account of myself and my works....

In Rome, the Rotunda,[3] both by its exterior and interior, has moved me to offer a willing homage to its magnificence. In St. Peter's I learned to understand how art, no less than nature, annihilates the artificial measures and dimension

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