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COLLECTION

ANCIENT AND MODERN

BRITISH AUTHORS.

VOL. CCCIV.

THE

IDLER IN ITALY

AND

CONFESSIONS OF AN ELDERLY GENTLEMAN.

PIINTED BY J. SMITH, 14 BIS, RUE FONTAINE-AU-ROI.

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PARIS,
BAUDRY'S EUROPEAN LIBRARY,
3, QUAI MALAQUAIS, NEAR THE PONT DES ARTS,

AND STASSIN & XAVIER, RUE DU COQ, NEAR THE LOUVRE.

SOLD ALSO BY AMYOT, RUE DE LA PAIX ; TRUCHY, BOULEVARD DES ITALIENS
GIRARD PRÈRES, RUE RICHELIEU; LEOP(LD MICHELSEN, LEIPZIC; AND

BY ALL THE PRINCIPAL BOOKSELLERS ON THE CONTINENT.

Faryard College Library

From the Estate of Mrs. Itlizabeth C. Gay,

of Boston Apr 30), 1008

CONTENTS.

TERNI.-Visit to the Grave of Sir William Drummond-Monument to Miss

Batburst-Count Paul Esterhazy-Waterfall

3-8

SPOLETTO.-Temple of Concord-Aqueduct-Church of St. Filippo

8-9

LORETTO. -The Santa Casa-Toys

9-13

ANCONA.-Position of the Town-Colossal Ship-Female Heroism-

Punch i.

13-17

RAVENNA.-An Execution-Popish Intolerance-Cardinal Rivarola-

Absurd Regulation–Tyranny-Lord Byron—The Palazzo Guiccioli-
The Countess—Noblesse of Ravenna-Antiquities and Buildings
Dante-Theodoric-The English in Italy

17436

FERRARA.—Tomb of Ariosto-Library-Manuscripts of Ariosto, Tasso

and Guarini-Will of Tasso-Prison of Tasso-Soliloquy of Tasso-

Infirmities of Genius-Character of Ariosto

36-55

PADUA.-James Carrara -Gianvicenzo Pinelli-Library-Tomb of Livy-

Church of St. Antonio University-Galileo-Columbus 55-61

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 in-

habited by Lord Byron-Moore and Byron at Venice Italian Jew-

Marriage of the Doge and the Adriatic-Palaces Inquisitio --Mad-

house-Féte of Santa Maria Formosa-Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

-Academy of Arts" Home and Hearth"-Poor Ranieri-Manufacture

of Glass-Armenian Convent-Father Pasquali–Palaces—The Mi-

chieli-Bianca Capello-Caterina Cornaro- The Foscari Palace-The

Rialto

61-127

PADUA.-House of Petrarch-Boccacio and Petrarch-Byron and the

Countess Guicccioli

127-130

VICENZA. -Bad Inn-Library-Theatre-Palladio-Churches and Pa-

laces—Church of Nostra Signora del Monte-Rotondo . 130-135

VERONA.-Shakspeare-Excellent Hotel-Monument of Juliet-Amphi-

theatre-Principal Palaces and their Treasures-Monuments and

Churches-Maffei --The Libraries

135-146

DESENZANO.-The Fortress of Peschieri-Lago di Garda-River Mincio

-Catullus

146-148

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