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Rollo in Rome   By: (1803-1879)

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ROLLO IN ROME,

BY

JACOB ABBOTT.

BOSTON:

BROWN, TAGGARD & CHASE,

(SUCCESSORS TO W. J. REYNOLDS & CO.)

25 & 29 CORNHILL.

1858.

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.

[Illustration: THE VATICAN BY TORCHLIGHT. See page 204.]

[Illustration: ROLLO'S TOUR IN EUROPE.

Publishers. Boston.]

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER PAGE

I. THE DILIGENCE OFFICE, 13

II. THE JOURNEY, 34

III. THE ARRIVAL AT ROME, 56

IV. A RAMBLE, 68

V. GETTING LOST, 88

VI. THE COLISEUM, 105

VII. THE GLADIATOR, 127

VIII. THE TARPEIAN ROCK, 147

IX. GOING TO OSTIA, 167

X. THE VATICAN, 192

XI. CONCLUSION, 208

ENGRAVINGS.

THE VATICAN BY TORCHLIGHT, (Frontispiece.)

THE MOSAIC SHOP, 12

PREPARING FOR THE JOURNEY, 21

THE PONTINE MARSHES, 49

DOING PENANCE, 59

RIDING AMONG THE RUINS, 91

LOOKING DOWN FROM THE COLISEUM, 109

VIEW OF THE LOWER CORRIDORS, 123

ASCENT TO THE CAPITOL, 139

STATUE OF THE GLADIATOR, 143

INTERIOR OF THE PANTHEON, 163

THE COLISEUM BY TORCHLIGHT, 209

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.

[Illustration: THE MOSAIC SHOP. See page 73.]

ROLLO IN ROME.

CHAPTER I.

THE DILIGENCE OFFICE.

Rollo went to Rome in company with his uncle George, from Naples. They went by the diligence, which is a species of stage coach. There are different kinds of public coaches that ply on the great thoroughfares in Italy, to take passengers for hire; but the most common kind is the diligence.

The diligences in France are very large, and are divided into different compartments, with a different price for each. There are usually three compartments below and one above. In the Italian diligences, however, or at least in the one in which Mr. George and Rollo travelled to Rome, there were only three. First there was the interior , or the body of the coach proper. Directly before this was a compartment, with a glass front, containing one seat only, which looked forward; there were, of course, places for three persons on this seat. This front compartment is called the coupé .[1] It is considered the best in the diligence.

[Footnote 1: Pronounced coupay .]

There is also a seat up above the coupé , in a sort of second story, as it were; and this was the seat which Mr. George and Rollo usually preferred, because it was up high, where they could see better. But for the present journey Mr. George thought the high seat, which is called the banquette , would not be quite safe; for though it was covered above with a sort of chaise top, still it was open in front, and thus more exposed to the night air... Continue reading book >>




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