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Women Poets of the Romantic Period
Individual Item Contents: WPRP 84

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Author

Robinson, Mary (1758-1800).

Title

Picture of Palermo. By Dr. Hagar. Translated from the German by Mrs. Mary Robinson. 1st ed. in English

Imprint

London : Printed for R. Phillips, 1800.

Physical description

12mo,vi,159pp., engraved title, rebound in contemporary style boards, printed label. First edition in English, first published in Berlin a year earlier and here translated by the poet, novelist, actress and celebrated beauty Mary Robinson, known otherwise as "Perdita."

Citation

Not in Jackson, Romantic Poetry by Women; multiple copies in Worldcat.

Call number

WPRP 84.

Notes

Includes Advertisement.

Epigraph

Know’st thou the Land where Citrons scent the gale,
Where glows the Orange in the golden Vale,
Where softer Breezes fan the azure Skies,
Where Myrtles spring, and prouder Laurels rise.
 
Goethe

Contents

 

The Winter at Palermo

1

The Summer

10

Buildings

20

Customs

33

The Observatory

41

The Women

47

Arabian Antiquities

55

A View of the Sea

61

Theaters

66

Amusements

76

Other Customs

85

Language

92

Cheats

100

Solemnities

117

Burials

124

Society

131

Country round Palermo

140

Political State of Palermo and Sicily

148