Title: Italian gardens
Year: 1907 (1900s)
Authors: Elgood, George Samuel, 1851-
Publisher: London, New York, Bombay & Calcutta : Longmans, Green and Co.
Contributing Library: Cornell University Library
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN
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l to him, for he constantly refers toit in the warmest terms. Writing to his friend Caninus Rufus, heexpresses regret that he is debarred from the pleasures of our favouriteLarius . . . which I as eagerly long for, as a man in a fever pants fordrink to allay his thirst or baths and fountains to assuage his heat. Andagain he says : Tell me what are you doing at Comum ? Comum,equally the object of our delight ! Tell me some news of that enchantingvilla ; of the green gallery, where it is always spring ; of the plane-trees,which spread themselves most diffusively ; of the green enamelled banksof your canal; of your lake, situated for pleasure and for use ; of yourplace for exercise, the ground of which is soft and yet solid ; of yourbath, open to the sun on every side ; . . . In a letter to VoconiusRomanus he gives some account of his own villas on this lake. I am pleased, he writes, to find by your letter that you havebegun to build. I have from thence an excuse for my works of that 152
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kind. For now it may be said, I build with good reason, since I followyour example. Nor are our situations unlike ; you build near the sea,I am at the same distance from the Larian lake. Upon the borders ofit I have several seats; two of which, as they give me the greatestdelight, so they employ my greatest attention. One of them is placedupon a rock, and commands the lake ; the other is close to the water ;both in the manner of those at Baije. . . . Each of them has particularbeauties, a diversity which renders them to t^eir master still moreagreeable. One has a nearer, the other a more distant view of thelake. One, by a gentle curve in the building, forms a single bay ; theother, being built upon a greater height, forms two. Here, you mayride in a long avenue by the side of the lake ; there, you may walk downan extensive and easy terrace. One of these houses is not within reach of the waves ; and they arebroken and repulsed by the other. From the former you can discernthe people fis
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