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Note 14, page 44, col. 2.
ing, escaped observation. If I cannot supply the Mine but for those, who, like Jean Jacques, delight.
deficiency, I will not follow their example; and happy « J'aime beaucoup ce tournoiement, pourvu que je should I be, if by an intermixture of verse and prose, of sois en súreté. :--Les Confessions, I. iv.
prose illustrating the verse and verse embellishing the
prose, I could furnish my countrymen on their travels Note 15, page 44, col. 2.
with a pocket-companion. --just where ibe Abbot fell,
Note 23, page 46, col. 2. • Où il y a environ dix ans, que l'abbé de St Maurice,
In this neglected mirror. M. Cocatrix, a été précipité avec sa voiture, ses chevaux, sa cuisinière, et son cocher. a – Descript, du Valais, p.1 20. quainted, of a Ghost in Italy since Brutus sat in his
As this is the only instance, with which I am acNote 16, page 45, col. 1.
tent, I give it as I received it; though in the catastrophe Painted by Cagliari.
I have been anticipated by a distinguished Writer of the Commonly called Paul Veronese.
It was first mentioned to me by a friend as we were Note 17, page 45, col. 1.
crossing the Apennines together. quafting gramolata.
Note 24, page 47, col. 1.
She was walled up within the Castle-wall.
Murato was a technical word for this punishment in
Note 25, page 47, col. 1.
An old huntsman of the family met her in the haze Before the q eat Mastino. Mastino de la Scala, the Lord of Verona. Cortusio, of the morning, and never went out again. the ambassador and historian, saw him so surrounded.
She is still known by the name of Madonna Bianca. -L. 6.
Note 26, page 47, col, 1. This house had been always open to the unfortunate.
Still glowing with the richest hues of art. In the days of Can Grande all were welcome; Poels, Several were painted by Giorgione and Titian; as, for Philosophers, Artists, Warriors. Each had his apartment, instance, those of the Fondaco de Tedeschi and the Ca' each a separate table; and at the hour of dinner musi- Grimani.—See VASARI. cians and jesters went from room to room. Dante, as we learn from himself, found an asylum there.
Note 27, page 47, col. 1.
the tower of Ezzelin
Now an Observatory. On the wall there is a
long Cho'u su la scala porta il santo uccelle.
Inscription : • Piis carcerem adspergite lacrymis,, etc. Their tombs in the public street carry us back into
Ezzelino is seen by Dante in the river of blood. - Inthe times of barbarous virtue; nor less so do those of ferno, xii. the Carrara Princes at Padua, though less singular and
Note 28, page 47, col. 2. striking in themselves. Francis Carrara, the Elder, used
A vagrant crew, and careless of 10-morrow. often to visit Petrarch in his small house at Arqua, and • Douze personnes, tant acteurs qu'actrices, un souffollowed him on foot to his grave.
fleur, un inacliniste, un garde du magasin, des enfans Note 20, page 46, col. 1. de tout âge, des chiens, des chats, des singes, des
perroAnd shall I sup where Juliet at the Masque.
quets; c'étoit l'arche de Noć. – Ma predilection pour
les soubrettes m'arrèta sur Madame Baccherini.»-GOLThe old Palace of the Cappalletti, with its uncouth balcony and irregular windows, is still standing in a
Notc lane near the Market-place; and what Englishnan can
29, page 47, col. 2. behold it with indifference?
The lagging mulesWhen we enter Verona, we forget ourselves, and are
passage - boats are drawn up and down the almost inclined to say with Dante,
Note 30, page 47, col. 2.
That child of fun and frolic, Arlecchino.
A pleasant instance of luis wit and agility was exhi
bited some years ago on the stage at Venice. It has been observed that in Italy the memory sees « The slutterer was in an agony; the word was inmore than the eye. Scarcely a stone is turned up that exorable. It was to no purpose thai Harlequin sughas not some historical association, ancient or modern; gested another and another, At length, in a fit of that may not be said to have gold under it.
despair, he pitched his head full in the dying man's Note 22, page 46, col. 1,
stomach, and the word bolted out of his mouth to the Twice hast thou lived already;
most distant part of the house. --Sec Moore's View of Twice shone among the nations of the world.
Society in Italy. All our travellers, from Addison downward, have di
Note 31, page 47, col. 2. ligently explored the monuments of her former exist
A vast Metropolis. cuce; while those of her latter have, comparatively speak. • I love," says a late traveller, « to contemplate, as
Rolled from the block.
the Calla came.--
I float along, that multitude of palaces and churches, cords of the Republic; and his house has, from that which are congregated and pressed as on a vast raft.» time to this, been called La Corte del Millioni,» the - And who,» says another, • can forget his walk | house of the rich
the millionnaire. It is on the through the Merceria, where the nightingales give you canal of S. Giovanni Chrisostomo ; and, as long as he their melody from shop to shop, so that, shutting your lived, was much resorted to by the curious and the eyes, you would think yourself in some forest-glade, learned. when indeed you are all the while in the middle of the
Note 40, page 49, col. 2. sea ? Who can forget his prospect from the great
Down which the grizzly head of old Faliero tower, which once, when gilt, and when the sun struck upon it, was to be descried by ships afar off; or his visit to St Mark's church, where you see nothing, tread
Of him and his conspiracy I had given a brief acon nothing, but what is precious ; the floor all agate, Writer, whose poetical talents command as much the
count; but he is now universally known through a jasper; the roof mosaic; the aisle hung with the ban- admiration of other countries as of his own. ners of the subject cities; the front and its five domes affecting you as the work of some unknown people ?
Note 41, page 49, col. 2. Yet all this will presently pass away; the waters will
A short inscription on the Doge's chair close over it; and they, that come, row about in vain
Led to another on the wall yet shorter. to determine exactly where it stood.,
Marino Faliero dalla bella moglie : altri la gode ed Note 32, page 47, col. 2.
cgli la mantiene.
Locus Marini Faletri decapitati pro criminibus.
Note 42, page 49, col. 2.
• Il Conte, entrando in prigione, disse: Vedo bene
chid A national game of great antiquity, and most proba
io son morto, e trasse un gran sospiro. ---SANUTO. bly the « micare digitis , of the Romans.
Note 43, page 19, col. 2.
And bore away to the Canal Orfano.
A deep channel behind the island of S. Giorgo MagThe procuratorship of St Mark was the second dig
giore. niry in the Republic.
Note 44, page 50, col. 1.
. Who were the Six we supp'd with yesternight ?Note 35, page 49, col. 1.
An allusion to the Supper in Candide.- .-C. xxvi. fone, the porphyry remains. They were placed in the floor as inemorials. The
Note 45, page 50, col. 1. brass was engraven with the words addressed by the Pope
• Who answer'd me just now ?, to the emperor, . Super Aspidem, etc.
See Schiller's Ghost-seer.-C. i.
Note 46, page 50, col. 1.
- But who stands there, alone among them all!. Alexander III. He fled in disguise to Venice, and is
See the history of Bragadino, the Alchymist, as related said to have passed the first night on the steps of San | by Daru. -- Hist. de Venise, c. 28. Salvatore. The entrance is from the Merceria, near the foot of the Rialto; and it is thus recorded, under his
A person yet more extraordinary is said to have ap
peared there in 1687. escutcheon, in a small tablet at the door : Alexandro III.
« Those, who have experienced the advantages which Pont. Max. pernoctanti.
all strangers enjoy in that City, will not be surprised that Note 37, page 49, col. 1.
one who went by the name of Signor Gualdi was ad---resounding with their feet.
mitted into the best company, though none knew wlio
or what he was, He remained there some months; and See Petrarch's description of them, and of the tourna-three things were remarked concerning him that he ment.- Rer. Senil. 1. 4, ep. 2.
had a small but inestimable collection of pictures, which Note 38, page 49, col. 1.
he readily showed to any body--that he spoke on every ---some from merry England.
subject with such a mastery as astonished all who heard « Recenti victoriâ exultantes,» says Petrarch; allud- him—and that he never wrote or received any letter, ing, no doubt, to the favourable issue of the war in
never required any credit or used any bills of exchange, France This festival began on the 4th of August,
but paid for every thing in ready money, and lived re1364.
spectably, though not splendidly.
« This gentleman being one day at the coffee-house, a Note 39, page 49, col. 1.
Venetian nobleman, who was an excellent judge of picAnd lo, the madness of the Carnival.
tures, and who had heard of Signor Gualdi's collection, Among those the most followed, there was always a expressed a desire to see them; and his request was inmask in a magnificent habit, relating marvellous ad- stantly granted. After contemplating and admiring ventures and calling himself Messer Marco Millioni. them for some time, he happened to cast his eyes over Millioni was the name given by his fellow-citizens in the chamber-door, where hung a portrait of the Strauhis life-time to the great traveller, Marco Polo. Iger. The Venetian looked upon it, and then upon him. have seen him so described,» says Ramusio, « in the re- * This is your portrait, Sir, said he to Signor Gualdi,
The brass is
The other made no answer but by a low bow. Yet hour?» said I to the Gondolier.-. I cannot guess, Sir ; you look,' he continued, like a man of fifty; and I but, if I am not mistaken, it is the lover's hour..know this picture to be of the hand of Titian, who has • Let us go home, I replied; and he turned the prow been dead one hundred and thirty years. How is this homeward, singing, as he rowed, the twenty-sixth possible?' 'It is not easy,' said Signor Gualdi gravely, strophe of the sixteenth canto of the Jerusalem De
to know all things that are possible ; but there is cer- livered. tainly no crime in my being like a picture of Titian's.'
Note 52, page 51, col. 1. The Venetian perceived that he had given offence, and
The young Bianca found her father's door. took his leavc. « In the evening he could not forbear mentioning
Bianca Capello. It had been shut by a baker's boy, what had passed to some of his friends, who resolved as he passed by, at day-break; and in her despair she to satisfy themselves the next day by seeing the picture. tled with her lover to Florence, where he fell by assas
sination. For this purpose they went to the coffee-house about
ler beauty, and ber love-adventure as here the time that Signor Gualdi was accustomed to come
related, her marriage afterwards with the Grand Duke, there; and, not meeting with him, inquired at his and that fatal banquet at which they were both poisoned lodgings, where they learned that he had set out an hour by the Cardinal, his brother, have rendered her history
a romance. before for Vienna. This affair made a great stir at
The Capello Palace is on the Canalé di the time.
Canonico; and the postern-door, la porta di strada, is
still on its hinges. It opens into one of those narrow Note 47, page 50, col. 1.
alleys so numerous at Venice.
Note 53, page 51, col. 1.
It was St Mary's Evo---negligence of the Police, was on his way back to the This circumstance took place at Venice on the first Terra Firma, when his gondola stopped suddenly in of February, the eve of the feast of the Purification of the midst of the waves. He inquired the reason; and
the Virgin, A. D. 944, Pietro Candiano, Doge. his gondoliers pointed to a boat with a red flag, that
Note 54, page 51, col. 1. had just made them a signal. Jt arrived ; and he was called on board. • You are the Prince de Craon ?
Sach splendour, or such beauty. Were you not robbed on Friday evening ?-I was.-Of
E'l costume era, che tutte le novizzie con tutta la what?-Of five hundred ducats. – And where were
dote loro venissero alla detta Chiesa, dov'era il vescovo they?-In a green pusse.-Do you suspect any body?
con tutta la chicresia..-SANUTO. I do, a servant.-Would you know him again ?-Cer
Note 55, page 51, col. 1. tainly. The Joterrogator with his foot turned aside
Her veil, transparent as the gossamer. an old cloak that lay there; and the Prince beheld
Among the Habiti Antichi, in that admirable book of his purse in the hand of a dead man. Take it; and remember that none set their feet again in a country entitled Sposa Venetiana a Castello
. It was taken from
wood-cuts ascribed to Titian (A. D. 1590), there is one where they have presumed to doubt the wisdom of the
an old painting in the Scuola di S. Giovanni EvangeGovernment.»
lista, and by the Writer is believed to represent one of Note 48, page 50, col. 2.
the Brides here described.
Note 56, page 51, col. 2.
That venerable Pile on the sea-brink.
San Pietro di Castello, the Patriarchal Church of
Venice. In the Piazzetta. « C'était sous les portiques de
Note 57, page 51, col. 2.
Note 58, page 52, col. 1.
They were to be seen in the Treasury of St Mark I am indebted for this thought to some unpublished very lately. travels by the author of Vathek.
Note 59, page 52, col. 1.
And through tbe city in a stately barge.
• Le quali con trionfo si conducessero sopra una As in the time when Venice was herself.
piatta pe 'capali di Venezia con suoni e canti.»— SANUTO. Goldoni, describing his excursion with the Passalacqua, has left us a lively picture of this class of
Note 60, page 52, col. 1.
tbe Rialto. We were no sooner in the middle of that great An English abbreviation. Rialto is the name of lagoon which encircles the City, than our discreet the island from which the bridge is called; and the Gondolier drew the curtain behind us, and let us float Venetians say il ponte di Rialto, as we say Westminsterat the will of the waves.-At length night came on, bridge. and we could not tell where we were. « What is the In that island is the exchange; and I have often
Laid at luis feet.-
walked there as on classic ground. In the days of
Note 69, page 54, col. 2. Antonio and Bassanio it was second to none. I sotto
Neglect to visit Arqua. portichi,» says Sansovino, writing in 1580, « sono ogni
This village, says Boccaccio, hitherto almost unknown giorno frequentati da i mercatanti Fiorentini, Genovesi, Milanesi, Spagnuoli, Turchi, e d'altre nationi diverse World; and the sailor on the Adriatic will prostrate him
even at Padua, is soon to become famous through the del mondo, i quali vi concorrono in tanta copia, che self, when he discovers the Euganean hills. « Among questa piazza è annoverata fra le prime dell'universo." them,, will he say, « sleeps the Poet who is our glory. It was there that the Christian held discourse with the Ah, unhappy Florence! You neglected him—You deJew; and Shylock refers to it, when he says,
served him not..
Note 70, page 54, col. 2. * Andiamo a Rialto»-« L'ora di Rialto ,—were on every
He built his house. tongue; and continue so to the present day, as we may conclude from the comedies of Goldoni, and particu
« I have built, among the Euganean hills, a small larly from his Mercanti.
house decent and proper; in which I hope to pass the There is a place adjoining, called Rialto Nuovo; and
rest of my days, thinking always of my dead or absent
friends. so called, according to Sansovino, «perche fu fabbricato dopo il vecchio,
When the Venetians over-ran the country, Petrarch
prepared for flight. «Write your name over your door," Note 61, page 52, col. 1.
said one of his friends, « and you will be safe.» « I am Twenty are sitting as in judgment there.
not so sure of that,, replied Petrarch, and fled with his The Council of Ten and the Giunta, e nel quale, - says books to Padua. Sanuta, « fu messer lo doge., The Giunta at the first His books he left to the Republic of Venice; but they cxamination consisted of ten Patricians, at the last of exist no longer. His legacy to Francis Carrara, a Matwenty.
donna painted by Giotto, is still preserved in the ca
thedral of Padua.
Note 71, page 54, col. 2.
He cultured all that could refipe, exalt. public, and illustrated by cight Doges. On the oc
See an Essay on his Character, lately written by a casion of their marriage the Bucentaur came out in
Man no less eminent for liis learning than his genius, its splendour; and a bridge of boals was thrown across
Ugo Foscolo. the Canal Grande for the Bridegroom and his retinue of three hundred horse. Sanuto dwells with pleasure
Note 72, page 54, col. 2. on the costliness of the dresses and the magnificence of
-in its chain it hangs. the processions by land and water. The tournaments Affirming itself to be the very bucket which Tassoni in the Place of St Mark lasted three days, and were
in his mock heroics has celebrated as the cause of war attended by thirty thousand people.
between Bologna and Modena five hundred years ago.
If true, it is in wonderful preservation.
Note 73, page 54, col. 2.
Done by Zampieri-
Commonly called Domenichino.
Note 74, page 56, col. 2.
And what a glorious lustre did it shed.
Among other instances of her ascendancy at the close Authority, sce page 52.
of the thirteenth century, it is related that Florence saw
twelve of her citizens assembled at the Court of Boniface Note 65, page 53, col. 2.
the Eighth, as Ambassadors from different parts of It found him on his knees before tbe altar,
Europe and Asia. Their names are mentioned in TosHe was at mass.-SANUTO.
Note 75, page 56, col. 2.
In this chapel wrougbt.
A chapel of the Holy Virgin in the church of the of Venice, that her princes were merchants.
Carmelites. It is adorned with his paintings, and all the
great artists of Florence studied there; Lionardo da Note 67, page 54, col. 1.
Vinci, Fra Bartolomco, Andrea del Sarto, Michael AnAnd from that hour have kindred spirits flock d.
gelo, Raphael, etc. I visited once more, says Algeri, the tomb of our
He had no stone, no inscription, says one of his biomaster in love, the divine Petrarch; and there, as at graphers, for lie was thought little of in his life-time. Ravenna, consecrated a day to meditation and verse.
Se alcun cercasse il marmo, o il nome mio,
La Chiesa è il marmo, una cappella è il nome.
It was there that Michael Angelo received the blow The Côte Rotie, the Hermitage, etc.
in his face.-See VASARI, and CELLINI.
Note 76, page 56, col. 2.
brother, one by a husband, and a third murdered his Would Dante sit conversing.
wife. A tradition.
But that family was soon to become extinct. It is
some consolation to retlect that their Country did not Note 77, page 56, col. 2.
go unrevenged for the calamities which they had brought Hadst plagued him sore, and carefully requiting.
upon her. How many of them died by the hands of After this line read as follows :
Note 87, page 57, col. 2.
The Ancient Palace-
The Palazzo Vecchio, Cosmo had left it several years
Note 88, page 57, col. 2.
drawn on the wall.
Note 89, page 57, col. 2.
From the deep silence that his questions drew.
It was given out that they had died of a contagious
fever; and funeral orations were publicly pronounced conceived.
in their honour.
Note go, page 57, col. 2.
ter of Giotto, whose talent he discovered in the way
liere alluded to. be flew and saved him.
Cimabue stood still, and, having considered the Inferno, xix.
boy and his work, he asked him, if he would go and Note 80, page 56, col. 2.
live with him at Florence? To which the boy anNor then forget that Chamber of the Dead.
swered that, if his father was willing, he would go The Chapel de Depositi; in which are the tombs of with all his heart..–VASARI. the Medici, by Michael Angelo.
Of Cimabue little now remains at Florence, except
his celebrated Madonna, larger than the life, in Santa Note 81, page 56, col. 2.
Maria Novella. It was painted, according to Vasari, That is the Duke Lorenzo. Mask him well.
in a garden near Porta S. Piero, and, when finished, He died carly; living only to become the father of was carried to the church in solemn procession with Catherine de Medicis. Had an Evil Spirit assumed the trumpets before it. The garden lay without the walls ; human shape to propagate mischief, he could not have and such was the rejoicing there on the occasion, that done better.
the suburb received the name of Borgo Allegri, a name The statue is larger than the life, but not so large as it still bears, though now a part of the city. to shock belief. It is the most real and unreal thing that
Note 91, page 57, col. 2. ever came from the chisel.
It is somewhere mentioned that Michael Angelo,
when he set out from Florence to build the dome of The day of All Souls. Il dì de' Morti.
St Peter's, turned his horse round in the road to Note 83, page 57 , col. 1.
contemplate once more that of the cathedral, as it
rose in the grey of the morning from among the It must be known-the writing on the wall.
pines and cypresses of the city, and that he said after Exoriare aliquis nostris ex ossibus ultor.
a pause, « Come te non voglio! Meglio di te non Perhaps there is nothing in language more affecting posso !»! He never indeed spoke of it but with adthan his last testament. It is addressed To God, the miration; and if we may believe tradition, his tomb Deliverer,» and was found steeped in his blood. by his own desire was to be so placed in the Santa Note 84, page 57, col. 1.
Croce as that from it might be seen, when the
doors of the church slood open, that noble work of That Cosmo.-
Note 92, page 57, col. 2.
--that church among the rest.
Santa Maria Novella. For its grace and beauty it was The President De Thou. Alfieri has written a tragedy called by Michael Angelo • La Sposa." on the subject; if it may be said so, when he has altered so entirely the story and the characters.
Note 93, page 57, col. 2.
Those who assembled there at matin-prayers.
In the year of the Great I'lague.