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Note 14, page 44, col. 2.
speaking, escaped observation. If I cannot supply the Mine but for those, who, like Jean Jacques, delight. deficiency, I will not follow their example; and hap“ J'aime beaucoup ce tournoiement, pourvu que je py should I be, if by an intermixture of verse and bois en sûreté.”—Les Confessions, I. iv.
prose, of prose illustrating the verse, and verse em
bellishing the prose, I could furnish my countrymen Note 15, page 44, col. 2.
on their travels with a pocket-companion. just where the Abbot fell. "Où il y a environ dix ans, que l'abbé de St. Mau
Note 23, page 46, col. 2. rice, M. Cocatrix, a été précipité avec sa voiture, ses
In this neglected mirror. chevaux, sa cuisinière, et son cocher.”—Descript. du
As this is the only instance, with which I am acValais, p. 120.
quainted, of a Ghost in Italy since Brutus sat in his
tent, I give it as I received it; though in the catas. Note 16, page 45, col. 1.
trophe I have been anticipated by a distinguished Painted by Cagliari.
writer of the present day. Commonly called Paul Veronese.
It was first mentioned to me by a friend, as we Note 17, page 45, col. 1.
were crossing the Apennines together. -quaffing gramolata.
Note 24, page 47, col. 1.
She was wall'd up within the Castle-wall.
Murato was a technical word for this punishment
in Italy. Petrarch, Epist. Rer. Sen. I. v, ep. 3.
Note 25, page 47, col. 1.
An old huntsman of the family met her in the haze
of the morning, and never went out again. Mastino de la Scala, the Lord of Verona. Cortusio, She is still known by the name of Madonna Bianca. the ambassador and historian, saw him so surrounded.-L. 6.
Note 26, page 47. col. 1. This house had been always open to the unfortu
Still glowing with the richest hues of art. nate. In the days of Can Grande, all were welcome; Several were painted by Giorgione and Titian; as, Poets, Philosophers, Artists, Warriors. Each had his for instance, those of the Fondaco de Tedeschi and apartment, each a separate table ; and at the hour of the Ca' Grimani.-See Vasari. dinner, musicians and jesters went from room to
Note 27, page 47, col. 1.
-the tower of Ezzelin asylum there.
Now an Observatory. On the wall there is a long Lo primo tuo rifugio, e'l primo ostello
inscription: Piis carcerem adspergite lacrymis," etc. Sarà la cortesia del gran Lombardo, Che'n so la scala porta il santo uccelle.
Ezzelino is seen by Dante in the river of blood.
Inferno, xii. Their tombs in the public street carry us back into the times of barbarous virtue; nor less so do those of
Note 28, page 47, col. 2. the Carrara Princes at Padua, though less singular
A vagrant crew, and careless of to-morrow. and striking in themselves. Francis Carrara, the “ Douze personnes, tant acteurs qu'actrices, un Elder, used often to visit Petrarch in his small house souffleur, un machiniste, un garde du magasin, des at Arqua, and followed him on foot to his grave.
enfans de tout âge, des chiens, des chats, des singes,
des perroquets; c'étoit l'arche de Noé.-Ma prédi. Note 20, page 46, col. 1.
lection pour les soubrettes m'arrêta sar Madame And shall I sup where Juliet at the Masque.
Baccherini.”—GOLDONI. The old Palace of the Cappalletti, with its uncouth balcony and irregular windows, is still standing in a
Note 29, page 47, col. 2. lane near the market-place; and what Englishman
The lagging mulescan behold it with indifference?
The passage-boats are drawn up and down the When we enter Verona, we forget ourselves, and Brenta. are almost inclined to say with Dante,
Note 30, page 47, col. 2.
That child of fun and frolic, Arlecchino.
A pleasant instance of his wil and agility was er-
“The stuttorer was in an agony; the word was ininore than the eye. Scarcely a stone is turned up that exorable. It was to no purpose that 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
stomach, and the word bolted out of his mouth to Note 22, page 46, col. 1.
the most distant part of the house "--See MOORE'S Twice hast thou lived already ;
View of Society in Italy.
Note 31, page 47, col. 2. diligently explored the monuments of her former ex
A vast Metropolis. wtence; while those of her latter have, comparatively “I love," says a late traveller,“ to contemplate, as
I float along, that multitude of palaces and churches, " in the records of the Republic; and his house has, which are congregated and pressed as on a vast raft." from that time to this, been called La Corte del Mil—“And who," says anothor, “ can forget his walk lioni," the house of the rich man, the millionnaire. through the Merceria, where the nightingales give It is on the canal of S. Giovanni Chrisostomo ; and, you their melody from shop to shop, so that, shutting as long as he lived, was much resorted to by the your eyes, you would think yourself in some forest- curious and the learned. glade, when indeed you are all the while in the middle of the sea? Who can forget his prospect from the
Note 40, page 49, col. 2.
Down which the grizzly head of old Faliero great lower, which once, when gilt, and when the
Rollid from the block. sun struck upon it, was to be descried by ships afar
Of him and his conspiracy I had given a brief ac. off; or his visit to St. Mark's church, where you see nothing, tread on nothing, but what is precious; the count; but he is now universally known through a floor all agate, jasper; the roof mosaic; the aisle hung the admiration of other countries as of his own.
Writer, whose poetical talents command as much with the banners of the subject cities; the front and its five domes affecting you as the work of some
Note 41, page 49, col. 2. unknown people? Yel all this will presently pass
A short inscription on the Doge's chair
Led to another on the wall yet shorter. away; the waters will close over it; and they, that come, row about in vain to determine exactly where
Marino Faliero dalla bella moglie: altri la gode ed it stood."
egli la mantiene.
Locus Marini Faletri, decapitati pro criminibus.
Note 42, page 49, col. 2.
un Conte, entrando in prigione, disse : Vedo bene Note 33, page 48, col. 2.
chi'o son morto, e trasse un gran sospiro."-SANUTO. Playing at Mora. A national game of great antiquity, and most prob
Note 43, page 49, col. 2. ably the “ micare digitis” of the Romans.
And bore away to the canal Orfano.
A deep channel behind the island of S. Giorgo Note 34, page 48, col. 2.
Maggiore. -twelve Procurators. The procuratorship of St. Mark was the second
Note 44, page 50, col. 1.
“Who were the Six we supp'd with yesternight?" dignity in the Republic.
An allusion to the Supper in Candide.-C. xxvi.
Note 45, page 50, col. 1.
"Who answer'd me just now?" brass was engraven with the words addressed by the
See Schiller's Ghost-seer.-C. i.
Note 46, page 50, col. 1.
"But who stands there, alone among them all ?"
See the history of Bragadino, the Alchymist, as Alexander III. He fled in disguise to Venice, and related by Daru.--Hist. de Venise, c. 28. is said to have passed the first night on the steps of A person yet more extraordinary is said to have San Salvatore. The entrance is from the Merceria, appeared there in 1687. near the foot of the Rialto; and it is thus recorded, “ Those, who have experienced the advantages under his escutcheon, in a small tablet at the door: which all strangers enjoy in that City, will not be Alexandro III. Pont. Max. pernoctanti.
surprised that one who went by the name of Signor
Gualdi was admitted into the best company, though Note 37, page 49, col. 1.
none knew who or what he was. He remained there -resounding with their feet.
some months; and three things were remarked conSee Petrarch's description of them, and of the tour- cerning him—that he had a small but inestimable nament-Rer. Senil. 1. 4, ep. 2.
collection of pictures, which he readily showed to any
body—that he spoke on every subject with such a Note 38, page 49, col. 1.
mastery as astonished all who heard him—and that some from merry England.
he never wrote or received any letter, never re" Recenti victoriâ exultantes," says Petrarch, alluding, no doubt, to the favorable issue of the war
quired any credit or used any bills of exchange, but in France. This festival began on the 4th of August, spectably, though not splendidly.
paid for everything in ready money, and lived re1364
This gentleman being one day at the coffee-house, Note 39, page 49, col. 1.
a Venetian nobleman, who was an excellent judge And lo, the madness of the Carnival.
of pictures, and who had heard of Signor Gualdi's Among those the most followed, there was always collection, expressed a desire to see them; and his a mask in a magnificent habit, relating marvellous request was instantly granted. After contemplating adventures and calling himself Messer Marco Mil- and admiring them for some time, he happened to lioni. Millioni was the name given by his fellow- cast his eyes over the chamber-door, where hung a citizens in his life-time to the great traveller, Marco portrait of the Stranger. The Venetian looked upon Polo. “I have seen him so described,” says Ramusio, it, and then upon him. “This is your portrait, Sir
said he to Signor Gualdi. The other made no answer hour ?" said I to the gondolier. “I cannot guess, Sır; but by a low bow. Yet you look,' he continued, but, if I am not mistaken, it is the lover's hour.".
like a man of fifty; and I know this picture to be “Let us go home," I replied ; and he tumed the prow of the hand of Titian, who has been dead one hun-homeward, singing, as he mowed, the twenty-sixth dred and thirty years. How is this possible ?' •It is strophe of the sixteenth canto of the Jerusalem Denot easy,' said Signor Gualdi gravely, 'to know all livered. things that are possible ; but there is certainly no
Note 52, page 51, col. 1. crime in my being like a picture of Titian's.' The Venetian perceived that he had given offence, and
The young Bianca found her father's door. took his leave.
Bianca Capello. It had been shut by a baker's boy, “ In the evening he could not forbear mentioning as he passed by, at day-break; and in her despair she what had passed to some of his friends, who resolved ned with her lover to Florence, where he fell by as to satisfy themselves the next day by seeing the pic- sassination. Her beauty, and her love-adventure as ture. For this purpose they went to the coffee-house here related, her marriage afterwards with the Grand about the time that Signor Gualdi was accustomed Duke, and that fatal banquet at which they were both to come there ; and, not meeting with him, inquired poisoned by the Cardinal, his brother, have rendered at his lodgings, where they learned that he had set her history a romance. The Capello Palace is on out an hour before for Vienna. This affair made a the Canalé di Canonico; and the poster-door, la great stir at the time."
porta di strada, is still on its hinges. It opens into
one of those narrow alleys so numerous at Venice. Note 47, page 50, col. 1. All eye, all ear, nowhere and everywhere.
Note 53, page 51, col. 1. A Frenchman of high rank, who had been robbed
It was St. Mary's Eve.at Venice, and had complained in conversation of the
This circumstance took place at Venice on the first negligence of the Police, was on his way back to of February, the eve of the feast of the Purification the Terra Firma, when his gondola stopped suddenly of the Virgin, A. D. 944, Pietro Candiano, Doge. in the midst of the waves. He inquired the reason; and his gondoliers pointed to a boat with a red flag,
Note 54, page 51, col. 1. that had just made them a signal. It arrived ; and
Such splendor, or such beauty. he was called on board. “ You are the Prince de Craon ? Were you not robbed on Friday evening ?- dote loro venissero alla detta Chiesa, dov'era il ves.
“E'l costume era, che tutte le novizzie con tutta la I was.-Of what?Of five hundred ducats.-And
covo con tutta la chieresia."-SANUTO. where were they ?—In a green purse.—Do you suspect any body ?-1 do, a servant.-Would you know
Note 55, page 51, col. 1. him again ?-Certainly." The Interrogator with his
Her veil, transparent as the gossamer. foot turned aside an old cloak that lay there ; and the Among the Habiti Antichi, in that armirable book Prince beheld his purse in the hand of a dead man. of wood-cuts ascribed to Titian (A, D. 1590), there “ Take it; and remember that none set their feet is one entitled Sposa Venetiana a Castello. It was again in a country where they have presumed to taken froin an old painting in the Scuola di S. Giodoubt the wisdom of the government.”
vanni Evangelista, and by the Writer is believed to Note 48, page 50, col. 2.
represent one of 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
Note 57, page 51, col. 2. Saint-Marc que les patriciens se réunissaient tous les Well are they known, the galliot and the galley. jours. Le nom de cette promenade indiquait sa des
“Una galera e una galeotta."-SANUTO. tination; on l'appellait il Broglio."-Daru.
Note 58, page 52, col. 1.
Laid at his feet.
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 the city in a stately barge.
"Le quali con trionfo si conducessero sopra una piatta As in the time when Venice was herself. Goldoni, describing his excursion with the Pas- pe 'canali di Venezia con suoni e canti."-SANUTO. salacqua, has left us a lively picture of this class of
Note 60, page 52, col. 1.
-the Rialto. We were no sooner in the middle of that great An English abbreviation. Rialto is the name of lagoon which encircies the City, than our discreet the island from which the bridge is called; and the gondolier diew the curtain behind us, and let us float Venetians say il ponte di Rialto, as we say Westat the will of the waves. At length night came on, minster-bridge. and we rould not tell where we were. " What is the In that island is the Exchange ; and I have often
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 This village, says Boccaccio, hitherto almost un. ogni giorno frequentati da i mercatanti Fiorentini, known even at Padua, is soon to become famous Genovesi, Milanesi, Spagnuoli, Turchi, e d'altre na- through the World ; and the sailor on the Adriatic tioni diverse del mondo, i quali vi concorrono in tanta will prostrate himself, when he discovers the Eucopia, che questa piazza è annoverata fra le prime dell' ganean hills.“ Among them,” will he say, “sleeps universo." It was there that the Christian held dis- the Poet who is our glory. Ah, unhappy Florence ! course with the Jew; and Shylock refers to it, when You neglected him-You deserved him not.” he says, Signor Antonio, many a time and oft,
Note 70, page 54, col. 2.
He built his house. * Andiamo a Rialto"-"L'ora di Rialto"every tongue; and continue so to the present day,
“ I have built, among the Euganean hills, a small as we may conclude from the comedies of Goldoni, house decent and proper; in which I hope to pass the and particularly from his Mercanti.
rest of my days, thinking always of my dead or absent There is a place adjoining, called Rialto Nuovo ; friends." and so called, according to Sansovino, “perche fu
When the Venetians overran the country, Petrarch fabbricato dopo il vecchio."
prepared for flight. Write your name over your
door,” said one of his friends, “and you will be safe.” Note 61, page 52, col. 1.
" I am not so sure of that," replied Petrarch, and fled Twenty are sitting as in judgment there.
with his books to Padua. The Council of Ten and the Giunta, “nel quale," His books he left to the Republic of Venice ; but says Sanuto, “ fu messer lo doge." The Giunta at they exist no longer. His legacy to Francis Carrara, the first examination consisted of ten Patricians, at a Madonna painted by Giotto, is still preserved in the last of twenty.
the cathedral of Padua. Note 62, page 52, col. 2.
Note 71, page 54, col. 2. -that maid, at once the fairest, noblegt.
He cultured all that could refine, exalt. She was a Contarini; a name coeval with the Re- See an Essay on his Character, lately written by a public, and illustrated by eight Doges. On the oc- Man no less eminent for his learning than his genius casion of their marriage, the Bucentaur came out in Ugo Foscolo. its splendor; and a bridge of boats was thrown across the Canal Grande for the Bridegroom and his retinue
Note 72, page 54, col. 2.
-In its cbain it hangs. of three hundred horse. Sanuto dwells with pleasure on the costliness of the dresses and the magnificence Affirming itself to be the very bucket which Tasof the processions by land and water. The tourna- soni in his mock heroics has celebrated as the cause ments in the Place of St. Mark lasted three days, of war between Bologna and Modena five hundred and were attended by thirty thousand people. years ago. If true, it is in wonderful preservation Note 63, page 53, col. 1.
Note 73, page 54, col. 2.
Done by ZampieriIt was a high crime to solicit the intercession of Commonly called Domenichino. any Foreign Prince.
Note 74, page 56, col. 2.
And what a glorious lustro did it shed.
Among other instances of her ascendency at the The State-Inquisitors. For an account of their close of the thirteenth century, it is related that authority, see page 52.
Florence saw twelve of her citizens assembled at the
Court of Boniface the Eighth, as Ambassadors from Note 65, page 53, col. 2.
different parts of Europe and Asia. Their names are It found him on his knees before the altar.
mentioned in Toscana Ilustrala. He was at mass.-SANUTO. Note 66, page 54, col. 1.
Note 75, page 56, col. 2.
In this chapel wrought. And in his ledger-book. A remarkable instance, among others in the annals Carmelites. It is adorned with his paintings, and all
A chapel of the Holy Virgin in the church of the of Venice, that her princes were merchants.
the great artists of Florence studied there : Lionardo Note 67, page 54, col. 1.
da Vinci, Fra Bartolomeo, Andrea del Sarto, Michael And from that hour have kindred spirits flock'd.
Angelo, Raphael, etc. I visited once more, says Alfieri, the tomb of our
He had no stone, no inscription, says one of his master in love, the divine Petrarch ; and there, as at biographers, for he was thought little of in his lifo
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.
l 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 reflect that their Country did not Note 77, page 56, col. 2.
go unrevenged for the calamities which they had Hadst plagued him sore, and carefully requiting.
brought upon her. How many of them died by the After this line, read as follows:
hands of each other! Such as condemn'd his mortal part to fire :
Note 87, page 57, col. 2.
The Ancient Palace.
The Palazzo Vecchio. Cosmo had left it several
Note 88, page 57, col. 2. Mot as continually; when the soul went,
-drawn on the wall. Relinquish'd to a demon, and by him (So says the Bard, and who can read and doubt?) By Vasari. Dwelt in and govern'd. Sit thee down a while ;
Note 89, page 57, col. 2. Then by thy gates eo beautiful, so glorious, etc.
From the deep silence that his questions drew. A more dreadful vehicle for satire cannot well be It was given out that they had died of a contagious conceived.
fever; and funeral orations were publicly pronounced
in their honor.
Note 90, page 57, col. 2.
master of Giotto, whose talent he discovered in the Note 79, page 56, col. 2.
way here alluded to. -he 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 with all his heart.”—VASARI. of 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. Mark him well. in a garden near Porta S. Piero, and, when finished, He died early ; living only to become the father was carried to the church in solemn procession with of Catharine de Medicis. Had an evil spirit assumed trumpets before it. The garden lay without the walls; the human shape to propagate mischief, he could not and such was the rejoicing there on the occasion, have done better.
that the suburb received the name of Borgo Allegri, The statue is larger than the life, but not so large a name it still bears, though now a part of the city. as to shock belief. It is the most real and unreal thing that ever came from the chisel.
Note 91, page 57, col. 2.
It is somewhere mentioned that Michael Angelo,
when he set out from Florence to build the dome of The day of All Souls. Il di de' Morti.
St. Peter's, turned his horse round in the road to
contemplate once more that of the cathedral, as it Note 83, page 57, col. 1.
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.
"Come te non voglio! Meglio di te non Perhaps there is nothing in language more affect- posso !" He never indeed spoke of it but with ading than his last testament. It is addressed “To God, miration ; and if we may believe tradition, his tomb the Deliverer,” and was found steeped in his blood. by his own desire was to be so placed in the Santa
Croce as that from it might be seen, when the doors Note 84, page 57, col. 1.
of the church stood open, that noble work of Bru That Cosmo. The first Grand Duke.
Note 92, page 57, col. 2.
that church among the rest.
Santa Maria Novella. For its grace and beauty it The President De Thou. Alfieri has written a was called by Michael Angelo “La Sposa." iragedy on the subject ; if it may be said so, when he das 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 Plague. -the disconsolate Mother. of the children that survived her, one fell by a I Like thee I will not build one. Better than thee I cannot.