Thursday, 30 January 2014

Fortifications of Rome

"there was scarce a fortified town in Italy or Flanders,of which, by one means or other, he had not procured a plan, reading over as he got them, and carefully collating there∣with the histories of their sieges, their de∣molitions, their improvements, and new works, all which he would read with that intense application and delight, that he would forget himself, his wound, his con∣finement, his dinner."

1 comment:

  1. Splendid paintings of the Eternal City- souvenirs for the Grand Tour me thinks.
    Are these to be fashioned in miniature upon the field of Mars perchance?
    Pray where are the Jacobites Captain?