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Lake Como | John Stoddard's Lectures



Lake Como. Illustrated and embellished with views of the world's famous places and people, being the identical discourses delivered during the past eighteen years under the title of the Stoddard lectures.

TitleLake Como - John L. Stoddard's Lectures
AuthorJohn L. Stoddard
PublisherNorwood Press
Year1901
Copyright1901, John L. Stoddard
AmazonJohn L. Stoddard's Lectures 13 Volume Set
-Preface
In one of the later volumes of this series the author wrote enthusiastically of his home in beautiful Meran, - the most attractive of Tyrolean health-resorts. Some readers of the following pages, ther...
-Lake Como
The world concedes the sovereign beauty of Lake Como. Its fame began with Roman civilization. It never was more widespread than to-day. Two thousand years of adulation have not spoiled it. Serene i...
-Lake Como. Part 2
Lake Como occupies a valley of great depth, which, stretching southward from the Alps for fifteen miles, bifurcates at Bellaggio; one branch, thus formed, extending slightly eastward till it reaches L...
-Lake Como. Part 3
Como. Old Twelfth Century Gate. The Old City Hall Of Como. A North-Italian Of The Cinque Cento. Tomb Of a Bishop Of Como. A Ghibelline Tower. Como And Monte Baradello. C...
-Lake Como. Part 4
Facade With The Pliny Statues. A Doorway Of The Cathedral. Monument To Volta. Like An Alpine River. Villa-Studded Shores. Villa Margherita, Cadenabbia, Where Verdi Once Resided....
-Lake Como. Part 5
The Lariano. The Emerald Lake, Canada. Garden Of The Villa Melzi, With Statues Of Dante And Beatrice. Almost Venetian. Their principal characteristic is a scandalous frivolity. Unconsc...
-Lake Como. Part 6
Pliny's Letter. To linger leisurely beside this intermittent stream, and watch its ebb and flow, before it passes underneath the villa to the lake, requires more time than one can usually spend he...
-Lake Como. Part 7
Villa Trotti, Residence Of The Daughter Of The Princess Belgiojoso. The Princess Belgiojoso. General Radetsky. Road Beside Lake Como, Near Varenna, Built By The Austrian Government. b...
-Lake Como. Part 8
In those days there were also rowboats for the public, which, weather permitting, made their regular trips in relays up and down the lake, the motive power being sturdy oarsmen. Such boats were then d...
-Lake Como. Part 9
Fishermen Who Sing. One Of The Faithful. Cross Made By One Of Comos Master-Workmen. 1593. Where Kindness Wins. Lake Como's Only Island. Isola Comacina, Seen From Campo. Even af...
-Lake Como. Part 10
Another View, From Sala. The Approaching Boats. Musicians At The Festa. Nearing The Land. Disembarking The Women. The Ecclesiastics. The Pilgrims' Tower. Hence, in the West...
-Lake Como. Part 11
The Punta Balbianello. Former Palace Of Cardinal Durini, Campo. Entrance To The Boat Landing. An Adjacent View. The Terrace. The Principal Portal. An Earthly Paradise. L...
-Lake Como. Part 12
Lenno, Residence Of Pliny The Younger. Nor is this lovely Tremezzina bay without the charm of biographical associations. One of the villas owned by Pliny the Younger on the lake is thought to have...
-Lake Como. Part 13
There Pliny seems to have doubted the fidelity to the emperor of those who, on the plea of being Christians, refused to show respect for Church and State by making the customary religious offerings to...
-Lake Como. Part 14
Head Of Venus, By Canova. Villa Carlotta. Beyond the northern limit of the Tremezzina, a series of hotels and villas line the water's edge for several miles in sections known as Tre-mezzo, Cadenab...
-Lake Como. Part 15
The gardens of the Villa Carlotta, as well as its collection of rare works of art, are every day thrown open to the public, even when the venerable owner is residing there. Hence it is no uncommon thi...
-Lake Como. Part 16
Canova's amor and psyche. The Hall Of Sculpture. Weeks before Yuletide, too, the yellow calycan-thus flings its incense on the breeze, and gives a sunset tinge to the more sombre vegetation, a...
-Lake Como. Part 17
Blossoming Yuccas. A Gate Of Glory. Bellaggio, From The Villa Melzi. The Promontory Of Bellaggio. The little village looks, as one approaches it, like an artistically painted drop-curt...
-Lake Como. Part 18
The evening's hush is not disturbed by sentry's challenge or the clarion's blast, but merely by a lover's song or nightingale's roulade. The only sunset call here is the Angelas. The only palms conten...
-Lake Como. Part 19
The Square Sail Of Lake Como. The Sail In Partial ProflLE. Lecco. Across that portion of Lake Como where its shores most widely separate, leaving a silver streak between them nearly thre...
-Lake Como. Part 20
The Lecco Arm Of Lake Como. Statue Of Manzoni In Lecco. Menaggio. An Old Street In Varenna. A Walk Near Varenna. Varenna And Its Ruined Castle. Victor Emanuel III. Monza, a...
-Lake Como. Part 21
The Fiumelatte Near Varenna. The Fiumei.Atte Made To Work. The natural tendency of travelers to measure everything around Lake Como merely by aesthetic standards is illustrated by the shock th...
-Lake Como. Part 22
A Characteristic Head-Dress Of Lake Como. Nesso. San Giovanni. A Mulberry Tree. Four or five times a day this food is furnished them, and the amount devoured seems incredible. The crunchi...
-Lake Como. Part 23
Ch1ldren Of Lake Como. Discussing Future Silks. A Lakeside Restaurant. Along Lake Como's western bank, between Menaggio and Gravedona, winds a magnificent carriage-road, called the Strada ...
-Lake Como. Part 24
Tomb Of Pope Clement XIII. Who would suppose it possible to find upon this road two celebrated works of art? Such is the case, however; and what is even more remarkable is the fact that the small ...
-Lake Como. Part 25
Distant View Of The Promontory Of Musso. Site Of The Castle Of Musso. At The Base Of Musso's Cliffs. An Ancient Lombard Tower. Azzano. A Boat Of Transport. He was, moreover, buried...
-Lake Como. Part 26
Tomb Of IL Medeghino, Milan Cathedral. The Palace Of Cardinal Gallic. Gravedona. Elaborate Chalice, Fifteenth Century. When The Breva Blows. A Passing Glimpse. For though the p...
-Lake Como. Part 27
Screened From The World. Argegno. Domaso And The River Adda. Among The Trees. A Home For Feathered Warblers. The Haunt Of The Nightingale. Evening On Lake Como. The lover o...









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