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Naples. 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.

TitleNaples - John L. Stoddard's Lectures
AuthorJohn L. Stoddard
PublisherNorwood Press
Year1901
Copyright1901, John L. Stoddard
AmazonJohn L. Stoddard's Lectures 13 Volume Set
-Naples
The Bay of Naples holds within its curving arms the history and the legends of two thousand years. Few spots on earth awaken such absorbing interest. Not one surpasses it in beauty. Even in this pr...
-Naples. Part 2
In lovely Mantua was my childhood's home, Till my ambition lured me forth to Rome; Flocks, fields, and heroes have inspired my breast; And now on Naples1 sunny slope I rest. Virgil's tomb. Belo...
-Naples. Part 3
Landing The Nets. Nisida. Here, also, after their interview, Cicero and Brutus parted from each other never to meet again : one to return to Rome, to perish by the emissaries of Mark Antony; t...
-Naples. Part 4
A Street Group. A Naples Street. On such occasions nothing could induce me to pass through one of the narrow streets. The toiletmaking of the children is much simpler. It does not differ mu...
-Naples. Part 5
Macaroni Eaters. Breathless With Delight. Three Of A Kind. Every great metropolis has, of course, a large amount of poverty and suffering, but I believe that in no other European city a...
-Naples. Part 6
Crispi. Some landowners in Italy claim that they pay nearly sixty per cent. of their income in taxes to the Government. An American who owns property in Italy states that he pays on the assesse...
-Naples. Part 7
Wandering Minstrels. The Story-Teller. Still another characteristic sight in Neapolitan streets is the public letter-writer. I saw these scriveners everywhere a score of years ago, and even re...
-Naples. Part 8
The modern Vesuvius has not the appearance that it presented two thousand years ago. When Caesar looked upon it from Baiae, or Virgil from Posilipo, or when St. Paul beheld it, nineteen years befor...
-Naples. Part 9
Lava. The Railway. The Car. On The Shoulders. In The Chair. In fifteen min-utes we had reached the edge of the crater. Below us was a monstrous cauldron, half a mile in width and h...
-Naples. Part 10
The dwellings of Pompeii were built in semi-Oriental style, and would, apparently, indicate that the climate of southern Italy was warmer then than now. Certainly one of the present Italian winters...
-Naples. Part 11
Frescos. In a wineshop we saw the frames for the amphorae, or jars, all of which bore the marks of the name and quality of the liquor, as well as the year of its vintage, and which were found exac...
-Naples. Part 12
Turning from this temple, a few steps brought us to the Forum of Pompeii. This business centre of the city was undergoing restoration at the time of the eruption, for it had been injured by an earthqu...
-Naples. Part 13
According to the historian, Dion Cassius, this building, at the time of the eruption, was filled with people, gazing no doubt with bated breath into the dust and blood of the arena, or yelling fiercel...
-Naples. Part 14
Cast Of Mother And Daughter. There is a singular fascination in thinking of the possible history of these Pompeian dead. Had this unfortunate man a wife and children who, having reached some place...
-Naples. Part 15
Hall Of Large Bronzes. Before departing from Pompeii we spent some time in watching the work of excavation. It is a fascinating yet a melancholy sight; fascinating, because at any moment the pick ...
-Naples. Part 16
Amalfi. After a drive of several hours through enchanting scenery we reached the village of Amalfi. I can hardly imagine a more picturesque situation than this town possesses. Behind it, frowning ...
-Naples. Part 17
Suddenly the entire island shook convulsively. The movement lasted only fifteen seconds; but when it was over a sweet, peaceful scene of human happiness and industry had been transformed into one o...
-Naples. Part 18
Monte Epomeo. Capri Rocks. Looking Toward Capri. On one side Monte Epomeo rises abruptly from the sea, but toward the centre of the island its slopes are carefully cultivated and the whole...
-Naples. Part 19
The Headland, Capri. The Landing-Place. Hotel Tiberius, Capri. The Villa Of Tiberius. Bearing these facts in mind, we climbed to the sum-, mit of the Capriot cliff which most precipito...
-Naples. Part 20
Among my most delightful memories of travel, I treasure that of a sail across the bay from Capri to Naples by moonlight. For hours everything lulled us to complete oblivion of care and calm enjoyment ...









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