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. Pompeii; its history, buildings and antiquities : an account of the destruction of the city, with a full description of the remains, and of the recent excavations and also an itinerary for visitors . Small Painting in the Tragic Poets House. CHAPTER VII. HOUSE OF THE TRAGIC POET—OF THE GREAT AND LITTLEFOUNTAINS—OF APOLLO—THE FAUN, ETC. The island which lies eastward of the House of Pansa con-tains, besides the Fullonica, three houses, the discovery ofwhich excited a great sensation, not so much for their extent,which is small compared with that of several others, but onaccount of the richnes

. Pompeii; its history, buildings and antiquities : an account of the destruction of the city, with a full description of the remains, and of the recent excavations and also an itinerary for visitors . Small Painting in the Tragic Poets House. CHAPTER VII. HOUSE OF THE TRAGIC POET—OF THE GREAT AND LITTLEFOUNTAINS—OF APOLLO—THE FAUN, ETC. The island which lies eastward of the House of Pansa con-tains, besides the Fullonica, three houses, the discovery ofwhich excited a great sensation, not so much for their extent,which is small compared with that of several others, but onaccount of the richnes Stock Photo
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. Pompeii; its history, buildings and antiquities : an account of the destruction of the city, with a full description of the remains, and of the recent excavations and also an itinerary for visitors . Small Painting in the Tragic Poets House. CHAPTER VII. HOUSE OF THE TRAGIC POET—OF THE GREAT AND LITTLEFOUNTAINS—OF APOLLO—THE FAUN, ETC. The island which lies eastward of the House of Pansa con-tains, besides the Fullonica, three houses, the discovery ofwhich excited a great sensation, not so much for their extent, which is small compared with that of several others, but onaccount of the richness and beauty, or singularity of theirdecorations. These have respectively received the names ofthe House of the Tragic Poet, and the Houses of the Greatand Little Fountains. We give a larger plan of this island.The House of the Tragic Poet was excavated towards theend of the year 1824, and excited universal admiration fromthe number and beauty of its paintings. Of these some havebeen removed to the Museum at Naples; the rest have HOUSE OF THE TKAGIC POET. 3(37 Zi£]Qi2i2£^^Sl -^^^.^?^7*Sasz fTj^mr^l. ^l^u^^iSi^^^iTZi^^^^^^^^^^ 368 POMPEII. perished, or are perishing. This is the more to be regretted, because, at a small expense, the whole house might havebeen covered in, and preserved for many years in nearly thesame state of beauty as when it was first discovered. For-tunately, the art of detaching frescoes from walls, in orderto rescue them from the certain ruin consequent on exposureto weather, has been brought to such perfection, that of thenumerous experiments which have been, and continue to bemade (for every fresco of importance is removed), not onehas failed. This process is not one of modern invention, but was known to the ancients. The doors turned upon pivots, received in two bronzesockets let into the marble threshold, the outer part of which

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