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The Port Folio Volume 6 (Paperback) Loot Price: R617
Discovery Miles 6 170
The Port Folio Volume 6 (Paperback): Joseph Dennie

The Port Folio Volume 6 (Paperback)

Joseph Dennie

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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. 1808 Excerpt: ...articles of gold and silver not necessary to the celebration of mass, from all the churches. The convents too were made to contribute very largely, and what had appeared at first but a ferocious rabble of half naked banditti, was converted into a well clothed, well equipped and well paid army. I was glad to find that although several convents had been suppressed, there were still some left, and that those were now safe with their property under the protection of the law. " It may be improper that any young people should be allowed to take the vows, but to a man advanced in life, who has no family, or to a woman who has failed of a 'settlement in the married state, a convent affords very frequently the best retreat from inutility and want."--Hume. We saw some good sculpture, and a great many good pictures; hut I regretted that the talents of such distinguished artists should have been employed upon imaginary miracles and martyrdoms. At night we went to the great opera, for which we had in some measure prepared ourselves by reading the piece that was to be performed, but we by no means expected such a theatre. There were six rows of boxes, of thirtysix in each, besides an extensive pit, and an orchestra where there seemed at least fifty performers. I was delighted to see your so well pleased; he has had in some measure, you know, a musical education, and yet confessed, that he had never heard musick before, or had conceived a possibility of such a union of harmony and melody; such sweet voices and such an accompaniment.--The scene changed still more frequently, I observed, than upon the English stage, and the tendency of the audience, with all their taste and sensibility, was rather to encourage buffoonery in the actors, than any other talent. The o...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2012
First published: March 2012
Authors: Joseph Dennie
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 13mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 236
ISBN-13: 978-1-130-68674-6
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-130-68674-4
Barcode: 9781130686746

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