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Boston Jesuit (Newspaper) - March 12, 1831, Boston, MassachusettsNo. 48.the Jesuit. 443 widow lined. You see Here and l Here some remains of roman roads in plan pcs where nobody Coco passes and some dried up tracks of Winter torrents which at a distance have themselves the appearance of Large frequented roads but which arc in reality the Beds of Waters formerly Rushing Onward with impetuosity though they have now passed away like the roman nation. It is with some difficulty that you discover any Trees but on every Side you behold the ruins of aqueducts and tombs which appear to lie the forests and indigenous plants of this land composed As it is of mortal dust and the wrecks of empires. 1 have often thought that i beheld Rich crops in a Plain hut on approaching them found that my eve had been deceived by withered grass. Under this Barren herbage traces of ancient culture May sometimes be discovered. Here Are no Birds no Labory is no lowing of cattle no a a few miserably managed farms appear amidst the general nakedness of the country but the w window s and doors of the habitations Are closed. No smoke no noise no inhabitant proceeds from them. A sort of Savage in tattered garments Pale and emaciated by fever guards these melancholy dwellings like the spectres who defend the Entrance of abandoned castles in our gothic legends. It May be said therefore that no nation has dared to take posses non of the country once inhabited by the masters of the world and that you see these Plains is they were left to the ploughshares of Cincinnatus or the last roman team. It is in the midst of this uncultivated Region the ete rial City raises her i decayed As to her terrestrial Power she appears to Irve resolved on proudly isolating piers Elf. She has separated herself from the cities of the world and like a dethroned Queen has nobly concealed her misfortunes in Solitude. I should in vein attempt to describe the sensation experienced when Rome suddenly appears to your View amidst her Ninnia a Tenn As if raising herself from the sepulchre in which she had been lying. Picture to yourself the distress and astonishment which the prophets experienced when god. In a vision shewed them same City to which to had attached the destiny of his chosen people. T ,0 multitude of recollection and the crowd of sensations Oppre a you so that your very soul is disordered at beholding the place for it is Rome which has twice inherited the Empire of the world first us the heir to Saturn and secondly to Jacob. J you will perhaps think from my description that nothing can be Noire frightful than the roman environs but in this conjecture you Are nits Lakin. 1 Rcv possess an inconceivable grandeur and in con Tom playing them you would be always ready to exclaim with a Irgil a Isiah. T Ezekiel. Mon i it thu describe die of Tome about two Yeii Turilee Ogo. W o Imd at a distance on Oor left the a pennies and the of a country by no Means pleasant uneven and foil of gap., w hich would Render it in cult to Range troops ill regular order. I he Rountry is without Trees und a considerable part of it sterile open on every aide and More than Ion mile in . Like All other countries too of till it m very thinly Salte Rungna Parent Flugum. Saturnia Teller Magna Virum a if Yon View them is an economist they will displease you but if you Survey them As an artist or a poet or a philosopher you will perhaps not wish them to be altered a the sight of a porn yield or a Vineyard would not cause such Strong emotions in your mind As that of a country where modern culture Lias not Ruo voted the soil and which May be said to have become As purely antique As the ruins which cover it. Nothing is so Beautiful As the lines of the roman horizon the gentle inclination of the Plains and the soft flying contour of the terminating mountains. The valleys often assume the form of an Arena a circus or a Riding House. The Bills arc Cut in terraces As if tire mighty hand of the romans had moved the whole land at pleasure. A Peculiar vapor is spread Over Distant objects which takes off their harshness and rounds them. The shadows Are never Black and a heavy for there Are no masses so obscure even among the rocks and foliage but that a Little Light Nav always insinuate itself. A singular tint and most Peculiar Harmony unite the Earth the ski and the Waters. All the surfaces unite at their extremities by Means of an insensible gradation of colors and without the possibility of ascertaining the Point at which one ends or another begins. A of have doubtless admired this sort of Light in Claude landscapes. It appears Ideal and still More Beautiful than nature but it is the Light of Rome. I did not omit to see the Villa org desc and to Admire the Sun As be cast his citing beams upon the cypresses of mount Marius or on the Pines of Villa Pamphilo. I have also often directed my Way up the tiber to a enjoy the grand scene of departing Day at Ponte mole. The summits of the Sabine mountains then appear to consist of Lapis Lazuli and Pale Gold while their base and sides Are enveloped in a vapor which has a Violet or purple tint. Sometimes Beautiful Clouds like Light chariots borne of the winds with inimitable Grace make you easily con pc a Bent the appearance of the olympian deities under this sky. Sometimes ancient Rome seems to Nave stretched into the West All the purple of her consuls and cons sars and spread them under the lust Steps of the god of Day. This Rich decoration does1 not disappear so soon As in our 1 when you suppose that the tints Are vanishing they suddenly re appear at some other Point of the a Arrizon. Twilight succeeds to Twilight a d the Charm of closing Day is prolonged. It is True that at this hour of Rural repose the air no longer in sounds with inc Otic song Yon no longer Chai the a a it Frida in quins Orr i a but the victims of in card immolation Are still Tobe seen. White bulls and troops of half wild horses daily descend on the Banks of the tiber and quench their thirst with its Waters. Vou would fancy yourself transported to the times of the ancient Sabines or to the age of the Arcadian Evonder when the tiber was called Albula and Eneas navigated its unknown Stream. Whoever occupies himself solely in the a hurl Happy lend reducing Rient fruit and heroes of renown t Livy. Study of antiquities and the Fine arts or whoever has no other tics in life should live at Rome lie will there find for his society a District which will nurture his reflections and take Possession of his heart with Wains which will always convey to him instruction. The Stone which he treads upon will speak to him and the dust which the wind blows around him will be decomposed particles of some great human being. Should Helm unhappy should he have mingled the ashes of those whom he loved with the ashes of the illustrious Send we jul Placid Delight will he experience when he passes from the sepulchre of the Scipio to the Tomb of a virtuous Ivind from tire Superb mausoleum of Cecilia Metella to the modest grave of on unfortunate women to will fancy that their beloved shades find pleasure in wandering round these monuments with that of a Cicero still lamenting his Der Tullia or an Agrippina still occupied with the urn of germanic us. If he be a Christian How will he be Able to tear himself away from this land which is become his own country this inn which is become the seat of a second Empire More sacred and More powerful than the first this land where the friends whom we have lost sleep w Ith saints in their catacombs under the Eye of the Fullier of the faithful Np-1 Pearing As if they would he the first who awoke from their Long sleep and the nearest to i Cave . From the Kingston Patriot. Fanaticism the Golden Uible or the honk of mormon. The believers in the sacred authenticity of this miserable production Are known by the mime of a a mormon ites a and their Bonk is commonly called a the Bonk of it is asserted by them that their number in this Vicinity is four Hundred. In a conversation a few Days since with a gentleman j from Kirtland Well informed and every Way concerned to give us the truth we arc Nssur-1 de Itiat their numbers in the families in that town were two Hundred souls. Avo doubt not then that their whole number in this county and Caya hoga is at least four Hundred. Thev have lately received an additional revelation from the prolific Prophet Smith which is generally understood to say that Kirtland is within the precincts of the holy land but by others is said to mean Only that in that town will he a great gathering of mighty multitudes preparatory to their Westward general migration. They Are therefore admonished to sell no Inore of their possessions but rather Purchase lest there shall not be room for the faithful. The admonition however arrived too late As they have but fifty acres left and the land holders refuse to sell them. They profess to receive sensible demonstrations of the few Days since a Young Man gave a affirmation to some of ills Brethren that lie was about to receive a message from heaven. They repaired to the spot designated and there is they solemnly assert a letter descended from the skies and fell into the hands of the Young Man. J he purport was to strengthen Liis Faith and inform him that he would soon to called to the
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