Here were lying several English steel sailing ships, waiting for the wheat harvest; and here, most unexpectedly, in the precise place where we had captured Big Alec, we came upon two Italians
in a skiff that was loaded with a complete "Chinese" sturgeon line.
Hence it is that for so long a time, and during so much fighting in the past twenty years, whenever there has been an army wholly Italian
, it has always given a poor account of itself; the first witness to this is Il Taro, afterwards Allesandria, Capua, Genoa, Vaila, Bologna, Mestri.
No privateers ever came, though I once had notice from Turin that the Florida had been sighted off Ancona; and I had nearly four years of nearly uninterrupted leisure at Venice, which I meant to employ in reading all Italian
literature, and writing a history of the republic.
When our Italian
hosts had offered me wine in a general sort of way, I had declined.
Hence the Italian
Renaissance is commonly called Pagan, and hence when young English nobles began to travel to Italy to drink at the fountain head of the new inspiration moralists at home protested with much reason against the ideas and habits which many of them brought back with their new clothes and flaunted as evidences of intellectual emancipation.
Here she is," she added, looking out of the window at the handsome Italian
nurse, who was carrying the child out into the garden, and immediately glancing unnoticed at Vronsky.
Therefore, the Italian
boy would not be discouraged by the heavy silence with which the old house seemed resolute to clog the vivacity of his instrument.
You have opened my eyes," said the Italian
gravely; "I will show the gentlemen the door.
artists painted Italian
Virgins, the Dutch painted Dutch Virgins, the Virgins of the French painters were Frenchwomen--none of them ever put into the face of the Madonna that indescribable something which proclaims the Jewess, whether you find her in New York, in Constantinople, in Paris, Jerusalem, or in the empire of Morocco.
I had first become acquainted with my Italian
friend by meeting him at certain great houses where he taught his own language and I taught drawing.
Then the train halted at the Italian
line and she hopped up and marched out of the car with as firm a leg as any washerwoman of all her tribe
It was an Italian
head: fuzzy, swarthy and very vivacious, that rose abruptly out of the standing collar like cardboard and the comic pink tie.