Days Near Rome, Vol. 2 of 2 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Days Near Rome, Vol. 2 of 2

N a beautiful April morning we reached Frosinone by rail from Rome. The country was in its freshest, bright est green. At the station we found plenty of carriages waiting, and were soon leaving the town of Frosinone behind on its high isolated hill, and advancing fast into the mountains, through a rich corn-clad country. On the left, the most conspicuous feature was always Fumone, a knot of castellated buildings and cypresses on a lofty conical hill, where, in a prison, which none who look upon it can help feeling un utterably desolate, the dethroned Coelestine, who had been dragged to the papal throne from his hermitage in the Abruzzi, was forced by his successor Boniface VIII., at the age of 81, to spend the last ten months of his life.

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