In Tuscany: Tuscan Towns, Tuscan Types and the Tuscan Tongue

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E.P. Dutton & Company, 1903 - 353 pages
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Page 306 - After thirty years' (almost) waiting, he was without his own act sent here. But he has had little to do with conversions. I saw him here for a few minutes on St. John Baptist's day last year. "He is a simple, holy man; and withal gifted with remarkable powers.
Page 90 - Sacerdotis, quam hodie de hoc saeculo migrare jussisti, ut non tradas eam in manus inimici, neque obliviscaris in finem, sed jubeas eam a sanctis Angelis suscipi, et ad patriam paradisi perduci : ut quia in te speravit, et credidit, non poenas inferni sustineat, sed gaudia aeterna possideat. Per Christum Dominum Nostrum.
Page 100 - Boccaccio's day is that of peasants of the Pistojese Apennines. It is here, round about San Marcello and Cutigliano, that the purest Tuscan is spoken — pure in its language, pure in its accent; and it is here that Manzoni and d'Azelio came — comparative foreigners both of them, the one a Lombard, the other a Piedmontese — to acquire the pure language for those romances which have delighted all Italy and all the world.
Page 306 - Littlemore, October 8th, 1845. I am this night expecting Father Dominic, the Passionist, who, from his youth, has been led to have distinct and direct thoughts, first of the countries of the North, then of England. After thirty years' (almost) waiting, he was without his own act sent here.
Page 166 - Ego sum lux mundi: qui sequitur me, non ambulat in tenebris , sed habebit lumen vitae.
Page 219 - Mons, in quo beneplacitum est Deo habitare in eo :* etenim Dominus habitabit in finem.
Page 154 - per sanctum vultum de Luca" (compare Vol. X. p. 451 n.), and in an old London church of St. Thomas there was an effigy of the Volto Santo, the cult of which was cared for by the Lucchese colony. See Canon Almerico Guerra's Notizie Storiche del Volto Santo di Lucca (Lucca, 1881), and Montgomery Cannichael's In Tuscany, 1901, where, at p.
Page 148 - They tell many an anecdote about the 'gran scrittore inglese/ who used to go about with a man bearing a ladder, and scale the facades and interiors of their churches, peering into all manner of nooks and crannies with strange persistency and devotion. And the landlady of the Universe will tell you, not without a touch of compassion in her voice, how the 'povero Signor Collingwood ' was made to lie on his back, and copy the design on the ceiling of the Master's bedroom. Small wonder when one has seen...
Page 92 - ... had never written a book, or made a speech, or done a single public act ; who the day before had been unknown to half the city, whose fame was not of his seeking but the creation of the poor, whose only claim to public honours was that he had been beloved of the poor and had lived like one of them. Blessed indeed is the holy land of Tuscany, where the love of poverty and its unostentatious practice is still a claim to public distinction, and where a simple love of the poor and an unfailing charity...
Page 230 - Mount La Verna in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of the Lord, and of the blessed Michael the Archangel, from the feast of the Assumption of the holy Virgin Mary until the September feast of St. Michael. And the hand of the Lord was laid upon him; after the vision and speech of the Seraph and the impression of the Stigmata of Christ in his body he made and wrote with his own hand the Praises...

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