On Italy

Samuel Palmer at Rome to John Linnell, December, 1837:

“Italy - especially Rome, is quite a new world - the magnitude of the buildings; the decorations of the churches - the processions of monks, the teams of bas-relief-like oxen - the statues in the open air; the antique ruins - and above all, the glorious sunshine which is worth coming the distance to see …”


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