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PITHY QUOTE FROM Chawton House Travel Writings

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The apparent deadness of the Campagna, during the season when travellers cross it, the scanty population, whose habits and manners savour an older world, the wall of ruin that surrounds every thing that is new and fresh in Rome, force the thoughts back upon the past, and veil the present, as the future, from our eyes.

Women's Travel Writings in Italy, Volume 5, Maria Graham; Three Months Passed in the Mountains East of Rome (1820)

Chawton House Library: Women's Travel Writings. Electronic Edition. book cover

Chawton House Library: Women's Travel Writings. Electronic Edition.

ISBN: 978-1-57085-263-3

Language: English

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Helen Maria Williams. Stipple engraving, London: Dean and Munday, 1816. New York Public Library, The Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle

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Chawton House Library: Women's Travel Writings

Bending, Stephen, and Stephen Bygrave, eds. Women's Travel Writings in Italy. Series editors, Stephen Bending and Stephen Bygrave. Volume editors: Donatella Badin, Julia Banister, Catherine Dille, Betty Hagglund and Annie Richardson. 9 vols. Part I, vols. 1-4. Part II, vols. 5-9. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2009-2010.

  • Vols. 1-2. [Lady Anna Riggs Miller], Letters from Italy (1777)
  • Vols. 3-4. Hester Lynch Piozzi, Observations and Reflections Made in the Course of a Journey through France, Italy and Germany (1789)
  • Vol. 5. Maria Graham, Three Months Passed in the Mountains East of Rome (1820)
  • Vols. 6-7. Lady Morgan, Italy (1821)
  • Vols. 8-9. Harriet Morton, Protestant Vigils, or Evening Records of a Journey in Italy (1829)

_____. Women's Travel Writings in Revolutionary France. Edited by Stephen Bending and Stephen Bygrave. 7 vols. Part I, vols. 1-3. Part II, vols. 4-7. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2007-2008.

  • Vols. 1-2. Helen Maria Williams, Letters Containing a Sketch of the Scenes which Passed in Various Departments of France during the Tyranny of Robespierre (1796)
  • Vol. 3. Helen Maria Williams, A Tour in Switzerland (1798); Charlotte West, A Ten Years’ Residence in France, During the Severest Part of the Revolution . . . 1787 to 1797 (1821)
  • Vol. 4. A Sketch of Modern France (1798), "By a Lady," though equally possibly by its putative editor, Christopher Lake Moody
  • Vols. 5-7. Anne Plumptre, A Narrative of a Three Years’ Residence in France, 1802-1805 (1810)



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