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lance between itself and a power of the throtig. The object of inthat is equally blind, and unwile. quiry was a tishing boat, the peoA free constitution requires order; ple of which were dragging up a for order is the foundation of free- large net; and the spectators were dom. Bodies of people, like the in eager expectation to know how numberless Lazaroni of Naples, or many fil had been titen. Had a the hags of the halls, the filhwives man of war, after a sea fight, reof Paris, could not exist among a turned to harbour, and had the people that should be truly free. mothers, wives, brothers, and life
“The streets are uncommonly ters, all crowded together on the crowded ; yet the crowd is much strand, to inquire how many of less inconvenient here than in other their dearest relations were on cities. The coachmen too are less board, or how many were cut off, infolent than such gentlemen usu the emotion in their countenances ally are ; when, mounted upon could not have assumed a more anitheir throne, they look down with mated appearance. The draught contempt on the multitude be- of fish was found not to be very neath. However, the number of great ; and the people retired in coaches is so great that the foot a disconfolate manner, with very pallenger must be continually on evident tokops of disappointment. his guard; which it is difficult to " In general, the city is well be, Itunned as the ear is by the built ; you feel, however, the want rolling of the carriage wheels. Yet of the better Ityle of the Romans ;
the coaches are much less danger- and still more of the more noble · ous thau the little one horse cabri. palaces of Florence. The bouses oles; which are driven through are most of them flat-roofed. The the city by the young gentlemen, pavement confifts, as in most of the who imagine that the foot pallen- cities of Italy, of square flag stones gers should vanish before them, as of lava. The royal palace is capaeasily, and as instantly, as the cious, and has a noble appearance. yielding air before the breath of The situation of the city is inextheir snorting horses.
preffibly beautiful. No great city “There is great oftentation here in Europe, Constantinople alone of carriages and horses ; which last excepted, can, in this respect, be are justly famous. They are finall, compared with Naples, but beautiful, full of fire, and are “There is a long extensive walk treated with cruelty. Nothing is on the sea More ; from which the to highly displeasing, in the Itali- whole high mountainous coast is ans, as the manner in which they seen on the left, and opposite to the treat their anima's.
city the promontory of Sorento. " Horace called this city olioja Mount Vesuvius likewise rises to Neapolis: the indolent Naples. I, the leit; and Portici lies at its feet. and my fellow-travellers, were On the right of the city, the hill lately taking a walk on the sea Pofilipo extends itself far into the Thore; when a great crowd of lea. men and women nade us imagine “The fortress of Castell del Uovo there was something extraordinary is built on an island, which is conin agitation. All prelied forward nected with the city by a bridge. to the fame place ; for curiosity is On this rock, which the ancients catching, and we got into the midst called Megaris, and Magalia, Lu
cullus cullus had his garden. From the “This walk is called Villa Realez walk, the prospect of the haven is and, between this and the rocky concealed by this fortress. On the shore at the foot of the Polilipo, right of the promontory of Sorento there is a large place which is des Itands the high iNand of Capri ; ftined for the exercise of arms. like a rocky mountain in the open What a delightful walk would this fea.
be, were it shaded by the spreading " This walk on the sea fhore plane tree! The way is open as far would be ftill more pleasant, were as the beautiful haven, and the it planted with lotty trees. Two coaft of Portici, on the left. On long alleys of the Yprenfis-Ul- the right, I amused myself among maus, with its branches cut to the rocks; v:hich I now climbed, form a trellis, and hung round and now stood waiting till the with vine plants, afford it a ne- waves should retreat. The pymphs ceflary thade in summer. Small of this bay are a little malicious. orange and oleander trees are plant. They suffer you peaceably to apo ed on each fide. In the centre of proach the edge of the sea, and the place is the celebrated group of fuddenly send a rolling wave that white marble, known by the name dashes over your feet. You step of the Farnelian bull; which is back, and the sea assumes its forone of the moft beautiful of the an- mer repase." tiques.
Anecdotes of the MODERN Tarentines, with the HUMOURSO
[From the fecond Volume of the same Work.] “ VESTERDAY, being the take no less delight in their holi
1 10th, the Tarentines kept days than did their ancestors, 13 the festival of their patton, St. Ca- Pagans. They will ride tardes, taldus; who was an Irishman, from all parts, to be prefent at the and, according to the legend, ar- festivals of other towos: for which rived here in the second century; reason many perfons bad arrived though I doubt whether, at that from the neighbouring places, on time, Christianity had travelled as the present occafion; the number far as Ireland. The love of anti- of which visitors was eftimated at quity may easily have thrown back ten thorhand. the æra when this bishop lived a “The magistracy of the town few centuries. During the eighth, intended me the honour of making ninth, and ten centuries, when me bear a star before the folemn the Italians were funk into barba« procession of the saint; from which rism, fome Hibernians came there project they were with difficulty who taught the sciences, nay more, diverted, by the archbifhop. His the Latin language, in Italy; and authority, and not my heresy, was principally in Pavia, and Bologna. my protection.
er The Tarentines, as Christians, "The lower orders are extremely credulous. The principal object in Brindisi, the ancient Brundu. of adoration among the men, and fium, the epiftles and gospels are still more among many of the wo- always read first in Greek, and then mnen, appears to be the iilver image in Latin. The folemn procession of the saint. With no less zeal with the image through the town, thau that recorded by St. Paul, was numerously attended. they seemed to emulate the Ephe “ According to the ancient fians; while they exclaimed, 'Great Greek cufton, the day of the town ' is Cataldo, the patron of Ta- patron, 01.27:05, was devoted to rento!
national games. A high pole, “ The statue had been taken which was foaped two thirds of its from its shrine, and placed in the height, was erected before the gate, middle of the church, the preceding in honour of San Cataldo. A wheel day; on the gih, in the afternoon, was fastened above, which was You can forin no conception of the bung round with hams, fowls, clamour of the people; or of the flaiks, cheeses, sausages, and viands. loud mixture of riotous mirth, and To climb up this pole was the talk; feciing devotion. The women and, after many sain attempts and uttered their feelings with tears, tumbles, at length one adventurer howlings, and hideous grimaces. took poffeffion of the wheel. Loud Men and women, all were desirous thouts of joy then rcfounded from of touching the faint ; fome with the place, the city walls, and the their lips, otiers with the hand, round towers; all of which were and the most devout with their covered with the thronging multigarments. One woman fuccef- tude. This was a peep into Grefully opened herself a paffage cian antiquity. through the crowd, placed herself " The people are handsome; fervently before the image, gazed and, among the women, I saw maaat it, and prayed to it, to excite its ny truly Greek beauties. I did attention, as people are accustomed not find that undeviating surface, lo do to those whom they would a. which descends from the forehead waken from a reverie. Hist! Hili! to the nose and chin in a right san Cataldo! san Cataldo! A mer- line ; a line which certainly can chant conversed with me as zea- only exist in nature as an excepJoully, concerning the uncovering tion, is rather uncommon thani of the image, as if he had spoken beautiful, was first used by the ar. of the actual appearance of the tists who were guilty of excels, faint ; although he knew he was and afterward received among the talking to a heretic, for he had dilettanti as the section of ideal questioned me, the Sunday before, beauty ; but a gentle projecting, whether I would not go to mals? which effectually connected in maand I had told hiin I was not a ny the right-lined nose with the catholic. His terror deprived him small forehead. of all reply. In his panic, not “ The women wear their hair knowing how to conccal it, and platted behind, and wound round forgetful of what he was doing, he the head ; as we see it in the bufts suddenly attempted to kiss both ny of the Grecian women, and especihands.
ally of the Muses. The people of “ The divine service of yester- rank fubjcct themselves to the day was long; for in Tarento, and fashion ; and thus lose very much
of the Modern TARENTINES, &c. in comparison with those who ad- southern nations, they are easily en Opt this beautiful costume.
cited, and easily appeared. Amid - Both sexes are well propor- their zeal, they are tolerant; and tioned. The women here are fair there is dignity in the toleration of complexioned ; though, in the o- zeal. Nothing but stupidity or kng-ther parts of Puglia, they are still as very, and inore frequently the last, Twarthy as the Apulians were in will praise the toleration of indif. the times of Horace; whofe ulurer, fetence. . Alphius, overcome for a moment “ There are many Greek words by rational feelings, fighs after the in the Tarentine dialect. The country and wishes for a wife : archbishop cauled a copy of these
words, as collected by the Abbate Sabina qualis, aut peruta folibus Tommai, to be transcribed for me; Pernicis uxor Appuli.
most of which I here enclofe. Hor. Epod. 2.
." There is a kind of manufacOrrun bumt charms but hone# fame,
ture here, which has descended Such as the Sabine or Apulian daine. from mother to daughter, probably
FRANCIS. from the times of the Greeks. A
species of shell-fith, called pinna, ile “ Many of the 'Tarentine women least of which are some inches and have fair hair, and blue eyes. the largest may be an ell long, ar
“ This handsome people were ford a tuft of fine hair, or threads, yesterday particularly jocular; and, of polished green colour, The after the Italian manner, orna- archbishop bad the goodness to meuted with various colours.
fend for fome women, to work "The conqueror of the bams while we were present. The art is and fufiges played many tricks simple. The tufts are taken froni upon the wheel, took one of the the fish, are washed twice with flasks, and drank to the honour of soap, three times in clear waier, the faint and of the city, and de- then heckled, and afterward ipun fcended by i rope, which was fafi- from the distaff: afier wbich they ened laterally to a wall, sometimes take three threads, wind them, and swinging by the hands, and at o- out of them knit gloves, stockings, thers bolding by the legs.
and entire garments. They bave - Whea this diverfion was over, the gloss of the cloth called drap de they had an ass race; aud of many vigogne, fit easily, and look handa one of these couriers it might somely. They likewise take ito well have been said, as Boileau has such threads for knitting, and add renerked of Rosinante, that a third of silk; and the manufac
ture is then more durable, but less Galoppa, dit l'histoire, une fois dans la beautiful. vic.
“ These stuffs lose their gloss, History says he once began to gallop. and their green colour, when they
are placed by the side of woollen " Others ran foot races ; and garments. All aromatics likewile some were tied in a sack, so that, are still more injurious to them ; if they fell, they could not rise and they are best preserved when without help.
worn with linen. After the gloss « Mildness is the character of has been lost, by wear, it may be the people. With the vivacity of restored, by lemon juice, and water.
" A W
“A woman, who shewed us the “ I must not forget to tell you inanufacture, sent me small samples of a fingular request. A monk of the raw thread ;, also in its dif- came, when I was present, sent ferent states: washed, heckled, by the young novices, to the archIpun, and knit.
bishop, and whispered him to pe«I gave her a trifle, she blushed, tition me to petition the monk and, with true cordiality and sensi- that he might grant them permisbility, requested that, before my de- fion to go into the town in the parture, she might bring me a pair evening, and see the illumination, of gloves. The next day she came in honour of the saint. Accordto the archbishop, and entreated ingly, the archbishop petitioned me, him to intercede with me to take I petitioned the monk, and he comthe gloves, which she brought me plied." the same evening.