. Voyages and travels of Her Majesty, Caroline, queen of Great Britain : including visits to various parts of Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Palestine, &c. &c., and comprising the latest description of those interesting countries : with remarks on the state of society, religion, manners, customs, antiquities, arts, literature, natural curiosities, &c. &c.. y of this Region.—VieivfromMontcallier.-—Arrival at Turi?i. tVhilst crossing the Alps, it was impossible tobe insensible of the emotions which their history,ruggedness, elevation, and present improvementsinspired. The magnificent roads whic

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. Voyages and travels of Her Majesty, Caroline, queen of Great Britain : including visits to various parts of Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Palestine, &c. &c., and comprising the latest description of those interesting countries : with remarks on the state of society, religion, manners, customs, antiquities, arts, literature, natural curiosities, &c. &c.. y of this Region.—VieivfromMontcallier.-—Arrival at Turi?i. tVhilst crossing the Alps, it was impossible tobe insensible of the emotions which their history,ruggedness, elevation, and present improvementsinspired. The magnificent roads whic
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. Voyages and travels of Her Majesty, Caroline, queen of Great Britain : including visits to various parts of Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Palestine, &c. &c., and comprising the latest description of those interesting countries : with remarks on the state of society, religion, manners, customs, antiquities, arts, literature, natural curiosities, &c. &c.. y of this Region.—VieivfromMontcallier.-—Arrival at Turi?i. tVhilst crossing the Alps, it was impossible tobe insensible of the emotions which their history,ruggedness, elevation, and present improvementsinspired. The magnificent roads which havelately been opened amidst these precipices, havedestroyed the barriers which nature had bestowedon Italy. These vast works are, doubtless, thenoblest proofs of civihzation ; but in levelling therocks, the Alps have been lowered, and the illu-sions of this romantic scenery have been partiallydestroyed. These vast mountains no longerinspire terror by their mere name ; but civilizationhas not proceeded so far as to divest them ofother terrors; viz. those which arise from thenumerous banditti which infest them and the othermountainous districts of Italy. The existence of these bands of robbers is noproblem but to those who are ignorant of Italy.Even in Piedmont, which, from its fertility andother natural blessings, should be the most civihzed-. ym

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