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Rollo in Naples   By: (1803-1879)

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ROLLO IN NAPLES,

BY

JACOB ABBOTT.

BOSTON:

PUBLISHED BY TAGGARD AND THOMPSON.

M DCCC LXIV.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1858, by

JACOB ABBOTT,

In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

ELECTROTYPED AT THE BOSTON STEREOTYPE FOUNDRY.

RIVERSIDE, CAMBRIDGE:

PRINTED BY H. O. HOUGHTON.

[Illustration: THE ORANGE GARDEN. See page 218.]

[Illustration: ROLLO'S TOUR IN EUROPE. TAGGARD & THOMPSON. Publishers Boston.]

ROLLO'S TOUR IN EUROPE.

ORDER OF THE VOLUMES

ROLLO ON THE ATLANTIC. ROLLO IN PARIS. ROLLO IN SWITZERLAND. ROLLO IN LONDON. ROLLO ON THE RHINE. ROLLO IN SCOTLAND. ROLLO IN GENEVA. ROLLO IN HOLLAND. ROLLO IN NAPLES. ROLLO IN ROME.

PRINCIPAL PERSONS OF THE STORY.

ROLLO; twelve years of age. MR. and MRS. HOLIDAY; Rollo's father and mother, travelling in Europe. THANNY; Rollo's younger brother. JANE; Rollo's cousin, adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Holiday. MR. GEORGE; a young gentleman, Rollo's uncle.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER PAGE

I. THE VETTURINO, 13 II. CONTRACTS AND AGREEMENTS, 37 III. THE JOURNEY, 57 IV. SITUATION OF NAPLES, 76 V. PLANNING THE ASCENSION, 91 VI. GOING UP, 106 VII. THE SUMMIT, 131 VIII. POMPEII, 157 IX. THE MUSEUM, 174 X. THE STREETS, 188 XI. AN EXCURSION, 194 XII. THE ORANGE GARDENS, 213

ENGRAVINGS.

PAGE

THE ORANGE GARDEN, (Frontispiece.) TRAVELLING IN ITALY, 11 A CHURCH AT FLORENCE, 23 READING THE ARTICLES, 55 EMBLEMS ON THE CROSS, 63 ASCENDING THE MOUNTAINS, 67 SITUATION OF NAPLES, 77 VIEW THROUGH THE GLASS, 87 CALASH COMING INTO NAPLES, 111 THE ASCENT, 127 VIEW OF THE CRATER, 137 COMING DOWN, 153 THE MOSAIC, 183 THE PUBLIC GARDENS, 197

[Illustration: TRAVELLING IN ITALY.]

ROLLO IN NAPLES.

CHAPTER I.

THE VETTURINO.

If ever you make a journey into Italy, there is one thing that you will like very much indeed; and that is the mode of travelling that prevails in that country. There are very few railroads there; and though there are stage coaches on all the principal routes, comparatively few people, except the inhabitants of the country, travel in them. Almost all who come from foreign lands to make journeys in Italy for pleasure, take what is called a vetturino .

There is no English word for vetturino , because where the English language is spoken, there is no such thing. The word comes from the Italian word vettura , which means a travelling carriage, and it denotes the man that owns the carriage, and drives it wherever the party that employs him wishes to go. Thus there is somewhat the same relation between the Italian words vettura and vetturino that there is between the English words chariot and charioteer .

The Italian vetturino , then, in the simplest English phrase that will express it, is a travelling carriage man ; that is, he is a man who keeps a carriage and a team of horses, in order to take parties of travellers with them on long journeys, wherever they wish to go... Continue reading book >>




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