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I T A L Y.
BY THE COUNTESS OF BLESSINGTON,
IN THREE VOLUMES.
HENRY COLBURN, PUBLISHER,
GREAT MARLBOROUGH STREET.
Absurd Regulation—Tyranny-Lord Byron—The Palazzo Guic-
cioli - The Countess — Noblesse of Ravenna - Antiquities and
Buildings-Dante—Theodoric—The English in Italy 38-59
FERRARA. — Tomb of Ariosto Library Manuscripts of Ariosto,
Tasso and Guarini-Will of Tasso— Prison of T'asso-Soliloquy of
Tasso-Infirmities of Genius-Character of Ariosto 59490
Padua.-James Carrara–Gianvicenzo Pinelli-Library–Tomb of Livy,
-Church of St. Antonio--University-Galileo-Columbus 90-99
VENICE.—Banks of the Brenta—Villa- First View of Venice, Canaletti
-Hotel-The Piazza of St. Mark-Enrico Dandolo-The Giants'
Stairs—Treasures of Art-Bridge of Sighs - Palazzo Mocenigo,
formerly inhabited by Lord Byron-Moore and Byron at Venice-
Italian Jew— Marriage of the Doge and the Adriatic--Palaces-
Inquisition — Mad-house — Fète of Santa Maria Tormosa -- Lady
Mary Wortley Montagu-Academy of Arts—“ Home and Hearth”
-Poor Ranieri Manufacture of Glass - Armenian Convent-
Father Pasquali–Palaces—The Michieli—Bianca Capello-Cate-
rina Cornaro—The Foscari Palace - The Rialto
IDLER IN ITALY.
May 8th, 1828, half-past eleven at night. The only melancholy hours that I ever passed at the beautiful Villa Palatina, were those which I spent there last evening. Our kind and amiable friend its owner, Mr. Mills, insisted that our last dinner at Rome should be partaken of beneath his roof, and collected some of the persons we most value to meet us.
Will the same party ever again meet together? The thought occurred to me more than once during the evening, and added to my tristesse. . Alas! who can hope, much less count, on what a short time may bring forth. Death is ever hovering within reach of his prey, and if the grim tyrant spares some, during a few brief
snatch away those whose loss destroys all the happiness of the survivors.