The History of the Papal States: From Their Origin to the Present Day, Volume 3

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T. C. Newby, 1850 - Papal States

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Page 403 - Her primaeval state, such as she might appear in a remote age, when Evander entertained the stranger of Troy,* has been delineated by the fancy of Virgil. This Tarpeian rock was then a savage and solitary thicket ; in the time of the poet, it was crowned with the golden roofs of a temple ; the temple is overthrown, the gold has been pillaged, the wheel of fortune has accomplished her revolution, and the sacred ground is again disfigured with thorns and brambles. The hill of the Capitol, on which...
Page 402 - IN the last days of Pope Eugenius the Fourth, two of his servants, the learned Poggius * and a friend, ascended the Capitoline Hill; reposed themselves among the ruins of columns and temples; and viewed, from that commanding spot, the wide and various prospect of desolation.2 The place and the object gave ample scope for moralising on the vicissitudes of fortune, which spares neither man nor the proudest of his works, which buries empires and cities in a common grave...
Page 131 - He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.) And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the building up of the body of Christ...
Page 286 - Lazarus to be sent to dip the tip of his finger in water to cool his tongue.
Page 287 - Then he shall say to them also that shall be on his left hand: Depart from me, you cursed, into everlasting fire, which was prepared for the devil and his angels.
Page 285 - What shall it profit a man to gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
Page 288 - It is therefore a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead, that they may be loosed from their sins.
Page 532 - I can neither forget nor express the strong emotions which agitated my mind as I first approached and entered the eternal city. After a sleepless night, I trod, with a lofty step, the ruins of the Forum ; each memorable spot where Romulus stood, or Tully spoke, or Csesar fell, was at once present to my eye ; and several days of intoxication were lost or enjoyed before I could descend to a cool and minute investigation.
Page 387 - In this time (says the historian.) the woods began to rejoice that they were no longer infested with robbers ; the oxen began to plough ; the pilgrims visited the sanctuaries ; the roads and inns were replenished with travellers ; trade, plenty, and good faith, were restored in the market*; and a purse of gold might be exposed without danger in the midst of the highway.
Page 425 - Britain, which, in wealth and refinement, was to his native Tuscany what the back settlements of America now are to Britain. He had lived with the merchant princes of Florence, those men who first ennobled trade by making trade the ally of philosophy, of eloquence, and of taste. It was he who, under the protection of the munificent and discerning Cosmo, arrayed the first public library that modern Europe possessed.

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