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Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler. Search eText, Read Online, Study, Discuss.

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Ambrogio 117 day I saw the padrona at the inn-door talking to a lad, who pulled open his shirt-front and showed some twenty or thirty nestlings in the simple pocket formed by his shirt on the one side and his skin upon the other. How softly would it not lie upon the skulls and shoulders of the skeletons. There is a storm which has caught and is sweeping the drapery round Christ's body. I should perhaps tell them that the Grecian pantomime has nothing to do with Greek plays. Here again how the wind must howl and whistle, and how the snow must beat in winter! I do not know whether this house will be discontinued when the railway is opened, but understand that the proprietor has taken the large hotel at Piora, which I will speak of later on.

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Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler: Ch. 4: Rossura, Calonico

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I may add that the Val Leventina is much the same as every other subalpine valley on the Italian side of the Alps that I have yet seen. How subtle are the laws that govern consolation! She said she had lost her daughter in Paris a few weeks earlier. In spite of what I have said about Kent, Surrey, and Sussex, we found ourselves thinking how thin and wanting, as it were, in adipose cushion is every other country in comparison with Italy; but the charm is enhanced in these days by the feeling that it can be reached so easily. Ambrogio station one sultry evening in July, and, before many minutes were over, were on the path that leads to San Pietro, a little more than an hour's walk above S. Whatever, therefore, promotes a more friendly feeling between us must be pure gain. Small single oratories are scattered about all over the Canton Ticino, and indeed everywhere in North Italy by the roadside, at all halting-places, and especially at the crest of any more marked ascent, where the tired wayfarer.

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Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino

alps and sanctuaries of piedmont and the canton ticino butler samuel

Quirico Terrace at Castle of Angera, No. I asked this of the Signora, and saw a Uttle look on her face as though she were not quite prepared to reply. Some friends say I was telling a lie when I told the novice Handel was a Catholic, and ought not to have done so. Of course, the pruners fall sometimes, but very rarely. After supper I had a talk with the -padrone, who told me I was working too hard.

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Alps and sanctuaries of Piedmont and the canton Ticino : (Op. 6.) in SearchWorks catalog

alps and sanctuaries of piedmont and the canton ticino butler samuel

And what would life be but for the power to do so? It is always the most successful, like Handel and Shake- 88 Alps ana aanctuaries speare, who owe. Above us rose the mountains, bathed in shadow, or glittering in the moonbeams, and there came from them the pleasant murmuring of streamlets that had been swollen by the storm. I should like the following for example:- {13} How this would sound upon these stairs, if they would leave the church-door open. It was, as I have already suggested, probably imposing enough to fire the imagination of Hugh de Montboissier, and make him feel the capabilities of the situation, which a mere ordinary wayside chapel might perhaps have failed to do. What will come next we know not, but it should come within twenty years, and will probably have something to do with electricity.

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Alps and Sanctuaries Of Piedmont & the Canton Ticino

alps and sanctuaries of piedmont and the canton ticino butler samuel

Michele denied that it was the gallows, but I think it must have been. We always, I believe, make an effort to see every new object as a repetition of the object last before us. They woiild hardly do so even on the top of Primrose Hill. Avogadro is among those who make Giovanni Bishop, or rather Archbishop, of Ravenna, and gives the follow- ing account of the circumstances which led to his resign- ing his diocese and going to live at the top of the in- hqspitable Monte Caprasio. If this is followed for half-an-hour or so — and the walk is a very good one — Lake Tom is reached, about 7500 feet above the sea. It was not at all too large. This of course was the last thing I should have wished to do ; and when I told him so, he viewed me with sorrow, but henceforth without alarm.

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Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler. Search eText, Read Online, Study, Discuss.

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An alfe is a tract of the highest summer pasturage just below the snow-line, and only capable of being grazed for two or three months in every year. Great mallows and hollyhocks peered in at the window, and beyond them there was a pretty Devonshire-looking orchard. A few men and boys attend the whole herd, whether of cattle or goats, and make the cheese, which is apportioned out among the owners of the cattle later on. The trains that pass along the line look no bigger than caterpillars, but even at this distance they make a great roar. The men generally carry the hay down in threes and fours together for company. Vast as is the world below the bridge, there is a vaster still on high, and when trains are passing, the steam from the engine will throw the dome of St.

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Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler

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I explained matters as well as I could, and found him very willing to listen to our side of the question. They grow to be as large as moderate-sized salmon, and have a deep red flesh, very firm and full of flavour. True, the middle arch of the three which divide the nave from the aisles is pointed, whereas the two others are round, but this is evidently done to economise space, which was here unusually costly. There have been several fires — one, among others, in the year 1340, which destroyed a great part of the monastery, and some of the deeds under which it held valuable grants ; but though the part inhabited by the monks may have been rebuilt or added to, the church is certainly untouched. The two larger views of Oropa are chiefly taken from photographs.

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Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler: Ch. 7: S. Michele and the Monte Pirchiriano

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The rooms were dark and mouldy, and smelt rather of rancid cheese, but it was not a bad sort of rambling old place, and if thoroughly done up would make a delightful inn. Then we keep under cover for a short space, after which we find ourselves at the foot of a long flight of steps. It is maintained by some that he had been Bishop of Ravenna, but Claretta gives sufficient reason for thinking otherwise. The young people, I am sure, like these annual visits to 82 Alps and Sanctuaries the high places, and will be hardly weaned from them. Posterity may care to know that another and less agreeable feature of the present time was the quantity of stones that would come flying about in places which one would have thought were out of range.

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