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18 (SM volume 164)


18 (SM volume 164)


Monte Nuovo appear'd 1538 / the remains of the Lake Lucria (or Lucrine or Lucrinus) / is very small: Lady Miller / account is totally wrong, it being / entirely cover'd with Shrubs of / all kinds (^) Myrtle in Particular & the side next the / Lake Avernus is planted with / Vines, Fig Trees, & there are / several Pine trees; (Lady Miller wrote that 'no bush or plant, nor even a blade of grass, grows upon Monte Nuove (sic)' II, p.125). I rode to / the top & was much surpriz'd / to see a very large Crater



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