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beau of Lucca nearly all wear mustachios, and locks that wave in the air as they gallop on horses that show more bone than blood, each covered with more leather accoutrements than would be required to caparison half a dozen chargers in England.

The cathedral at Lucca is a fine gothic building, and contains the tomb of Adalbert, said to be the progenitor of the house of Este, to which we owe our sovereigns. It has a few tolerable pictures, among which is one by Zuccari and another by Tintoretto; and some fine painted glass windows, and an inlaid marble pavement. The palace at Lucca presents a perfect picture of elegance and comfort. Nothing that could contribute to either has been omitted, and the sovereign of a powerful nation might deem himself well lodged in the residence of the duke of this small principality. An example of patriotism, that all princes would do well to imitate, was given in this palace. The whole of the decorations and furniture were supplied by native artists, and, I will venture to assert, could not have been better finished or designed at Paris or London.

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the carriages. These last might be heard at a considerable distance, and made more noise than any of our hackney coaches.

The liveries of the servants were like those in a comedy of the olden time; but the heterogeneous addition of a chasseur in a rich uniform stuck up behind, rendered the tout ensemble supremely absurd to eyes accustomed to the neat and well-appointed equipages of England. The female occupants of these carriages were dressed in the Paris fashions of three months ago; thanks to the celerity with which “ Le Petit Courrier des Damesvoyages, conveying to remote regions les modes nouvelles, and enabling their inhabitants who cannot visit that emporium of fashion, Paris, to look somewhat like its fair denizens. It was curious to observe even the most elderly women dressed à-la-mode de Paris, seated by husbands in the costume of half a century ago; many of the latter comfortably enjoying their siestas, while their better halves fluttered fans of no small dimensions with an air not unworthy of a Spanish donna. The fan seems an indispensable accessoire to a lady's toilette here, and I could have fancied myself in Spain when I saw the female occupant of every carriage waving this favourite weapon, and in vehicles also which accord so well with the descriptions I have read of those to be seen on the Prado at Madrid, Cadiz, or Seville. The young girls, too, with their sparkling dark eyes and olive complexions, served to make the resemblance complete; nor were they wanting in those intelligent glances cast at the smart young cavaliers who passed by on prancing steeds glances of which report states the ladies of Spain to be so liberal. The

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beaux of Lucca nearly all wear mustachios, and locks that wave in the air as they gallop on horses that show more bone than blood, each covered with more leather accoutrements than would be required to caparison half a dozen chargers in England.

The cathedral at Lucca is a fine gothic building, and contains the tomb of Adalbert, said to be the progenitor of the house of Este, to which we owe our sovereigns. It has a few tolerable pictures, among which is one by Zuccari and another by Tintoretto; and some fine painted glass windows, and an inlaid marble pavement. The palace at Lucca presents a perfect picture of elegance and comfort. Nothing that could contribute to either has been omitted, and the sovereign of a powerful nation might deem himself well lodged in the residence of the duke of this small principality. An example of patriotism, that all princes would do well to imitate, was given in this palace. The whole of the decorations and furniture were supplied by native artists, and, I will venture to assert, could not have been better finished or designed at Paris or London.

END OF VOL. I.

Printed by J. L. Cox and Sons, 75, Great Queen Street,

Lincoln's Inn Fields.

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