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Charles V. a hermit; Louis XIV. a. bankrupt in means and glory; Cromwell of anxiety; and, the greatest is behind,” Napoleon lives a prisoner. To these sovereigns a long but superfluous list might be added of names equally illustrious and unhappy.

Note 70, page 179, line 10.

Lo, Nemi! navelld in' the woody hills,

The village of Nemi was near the Arician retreat of Egeria, and from the shades which embosomed the temple of Diana, has preserved to this day its distinctive appellation of The Grove, Nemi is but an evening's ride from the comfortable inn of Albano,

Note 71, page 180, lines 2, 3, and 4."

And afar
The Tyber winds, and the broad ocean laves
The Latian coast , etc. etc.

The whole declivity of the Alban hill is of unrivalled beauty, and from the convent on the highest point, which has succeeded to the temple of the Latian Jupiter, the prospect embraces all the objects alluded to in the cited stanza: the Mediteranean; the whole scene of the latter half of the Aeneid, and the coast from beyond the mouth of the Tyber to the headland of Circaeum and the Cape of Terracina.

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Note 66, page 167, line 1.

There is a dungeon, in whose dim drear light, This and the three next stanzas allude to the story of the Roman daughter, which is recalled to the traveller, by the site or pretended site of that adventure now shown at the church of St. Nicholas in carcere. The difficulties attending the full belief of the tale are stated in Historical Illustrations, etc.

Note 67, page 169, line 1. Turn to the Mole which Hadrian reard on high. The castle of St. Angelo. See Historical Illustretions.

Note 68, page 169.

This and the six next stanzas have reference to the church of St. Peter's. For a measurement of the comparative length of this basilica, and the other great churches of Europe, see the pavement of St. Peter's and the Classical Tour through Italy, vol. ii. pag. 125. et seq. chap. iv.

Note 69, page 178, lines 15 and 16.

the strange fate Which tumbles mightiest sovereigns. Mary died on the scaffold; Elisabeth of a broken heart; Charles V. a hermit; Louis XIV. a, bankrupt in means and glory; Cromwell of anxiety; and, the greatest is behind,” Napoleon lives a prisoner. To these sovereigns a long but superfluous list might be added of names equally illustrious and unhappy.

Note 70, page 179, line 10.

Lo, Nemi! navelld in' the woody hills,

The village of Nemi was near the Arician retreat of Egeria, and from the shades which embosomed the temple of Diana, has preserved to this day its distinctive appellation of The Grove,

Nemi is but an evening's ride from the comfortable inn of Albano,

Note 71, page 180, lines 2, 3, and 4.

And afar
The Tyber winds, and the broad ocean laves
The Latian coast, etc. etc.

The whole declivity of the Alban hill is of unrivalled beauty, and from the convent on the highest point, which has succeeded to the temple of the Latian Jupiter, the prospect embraces all the objects alluded to in the cited stanza: the Mediteranean; the whole scene of the latter half of the Aeneid, and the coast from beyond the mouth of the Tyber to the headland of Circaeum and the Cape of Terracina.

The site of Cicero's villa may be · supposed either at the Grotta Ferrata', or at the Tusculum of Prince Lucien Buonaparte.

The former was thought some years ago the actual . site, as may be seen from Middleton's Life of Cicero. At present it has lost something of its credit, except for the Domenichinos. Nine monks of the Greek order live there, and the adjoining villa is a cardinal's summerhouse. The other villa, called Rufinella, is on the summit of the hill above Frascati, and many rich remains of Tusculun have been found there, besides seventy two statues of different merit and preservation, and sex ven busts.

From the same eminence are seen the Sabine hills, embosomed in which lies the long valley of Rustica. There are several circumstances which tend to establish the identity of this valley with the “Ustica" of Horace; and it seems possible that the mosaic pavement which the peasants uncover by throwing up the earth of a vineyard, may belong to hills villa. Rustica is pronounced short, not according to our stress upon

Ustica cubantis," It is more rational to think that we are wrong than that the inhabitans of this secluded valley have changed their tone in this word. The addition of the consonant prefixed is nothing; yet is is necessary to be aware that Rustica may be a' modern name which the peasants may have caught from the antiquaries.

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The villa, or the mosaic, is in å vineyard on a knoll covered with chestnut trees. A stream runs down the

valley, and although it is not true, as said in the guide. books, and this stream in called Licenza, yet there is a village on a rock at the head of the valley which is so denominaded, and which may have taken its name from the Digentia. Licenza contains 700 inhabitans. On a peak a little way beyond is Civitella, containing 300. On the banks of the Anio, a little before you turn up into Valle Rustica, to the left, about an hour from the villa, is a town called Vico - varo, another favourable coincidence with the Varia of the poet.

At the end of the valley, towards the Aniv, there is a bare hill, crowned with a little town called Bardela. At the foot of this hill the rivulet of Licenza flows, and is almost absorbed in a wide sandy bed before it reaches the Anio. Nothing can be more fortunate for the lines of the poet, Wheter in a metaphorical or direct sense :

“Me quotiens reficit gelidus Digentia rivus.

Quem Mandela bibit rugosus frigore pagus." The stream is clear high up the valley, but before it reaches the hill of Bardela looks green and yellow like a sulphur rivulet.

Rocca Giovanne, a ruined village in the hills, half an hour's walk from the vineyard where the pavement is shown, does seem to be the site of the fane of Vacuna, and an inscription found there tells that this temple of the Sabine victory was repaired by Vespasian. " With these helps,

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