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MARSEILLES.—Chateau la Pa S–Coral Manufactories—the Mis.
riens-Convicts-Comte de St. Helene-Men-of-War-Le Royal
Scene of Napoleon's Landing from Egypt, and of his Embarkation
Nice.-Rout from Antibes-Climate not adapted for Consumption-
Count Andriani- Villa Franca-Lady Olivia Sparrow-Rev. Mr.
VENTIMIGLIA.— Female Costume- Church on the Beach-Custom
Genoa. -First View-Its Appearance-Arrive at Night-Magnifi-
cent Religious Procession—The Inn, Alberga de Villa-Lord
- His ascetic Habits — Lomelini Gardens – Byron introduces
among Italians-Genoa from the Sea-Byron deterred from writing
-His Opinion of his Treatment in England-His admiration of
Margaritta–Head-dress of the Women-Fire Flies-Italian Su-
IDLER IN ITALY.
August 25th, 1822.—AND so I am leaving my home-my happy home !—There is something sad in the thought. I looked often at the pictures, and the various objects of use and decoration in the apartments, with a sort of melancholy feeling, that I had not anticipated I should experience on undertaking a pleasurable tour—a tour I have so long desired to make. Yet now, that the moment of departure is nearly arrived, I almost wish I were not going. Yes, the quitting home for an indefinite period, makes one thoughtful. What changes, what dangers may come, before I sleep again beneath its roof! Perhaps I may never-but I must not give way to such sad forebodings. The taking leave of friends is painful s even those whose society afforded little pleasure, assume a new interest in the moment of parting. We remember only their good qualities; but, perhaps, this oblivion of their defects proceeds from the anticipated release