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Collectanea Antiqua Volume 2; Etchings and Notices of Ancient Remains, Ill. of the Habits, Customs, and History of Past Ages (Paperback) Loot Price: R403
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Collectanea Antiqua Volume 2; Etchings and Notices of Ancient Remains, Ill. of the Habits, Customs, and History of Past Ages...
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Collectanea Antiqua Volume 2; Etchings and Notices of Ancient Remains, Ill. of the Habits, Customs, and History of Past Ages (Paperback)

Charles Roach Smith

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1852 Excerpt: ...traces of Roman dwelling-places in the regions of the Rhine and Moselle; and he calls upon the German antiquaries to cooperate with a view to accumulate archaeological statistics. Mr. J. W. Burgon has happily transferred the sentiment of this beautiful elegy to his English version: --"How much of power--how much of pride And beauty, which should longer brave The might of Time's resistless tide, Lies wreck'd around you, men of Treves, Who live beside the blue Moselle, And quaff the stream ye love so well. When gazing on your fallen state, Methought I gazed on mighty Rome: The tottering wall--the ruined gate--The wreck of many a regal dome--All that at Rome I sigh'd to see I saw again, old Treves, in thee. I spied amid thy yellow corn A thousand signs of sure decay; The shrub had sprung, where, bleak and worn Still proudly rose thy turrets grey; And flowers of sweetest breath and hue Along thy broken arches grew. The statues of thy gods lay there, Profan'd, and prostrate at my feet; While here an altar, there a prayer, Or votive sculpture, strew d the street, Spreading its shining fragments o'er The soil it sanctified before. And there were tombs, unknown to fame, Their classic epitaphs defaced; And gravestones, breathing still the name Which Love's own faithful hand had traced; Now lying in some desert spot, Half hid, uncared for, and forgot. Communicated to Mr. Dawson Turner. What may withstand the stream of Time? It laid those giant columns low, Which Hercules once rear'd sublime That earth and sea their bounds might know; And shall we alter Time's decrees For relics fair and frail as these? MAYENCE. Matence, unlike Treves, is-well known to English tourists. It is a large town, of imposing appearance, situated on the left bank of the Rhine near the jun...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2012
First published: March 2012
Authors: Charles Roach Smith
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 70
ISBN-13: 978-1-130-20455-1
Barcode: 9781130204551
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-130-20455-3

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