The Villa Borghese, is 20 yards from the gates of the city of Rome. It is considered dangerous for strangers to sleep outside the gates during the heat of dog days, from the exhalation of the marshes along the coast. The Malaria or unwholesomeness of Campagna causes fevers.
To seak for parallels in modern history, would be a vain pursuit, though our sprightly neighbours are wont, in a delirium of self-complacency, to compare themselves to the Greeks and Romans alternately, and interweave the virtues of both these renowned races, in the texture of modern French perfection. But while we give them, in unison with the voice of Europe, much of the valour and ingenuity, with all the levity,