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CONTENTS.

INTRODUCTION.

General attractions of Mentone and its neighbourhood. Its antiquarian, geological, botanical, and artistic interest. Remains of Spanish and Saracenic in the language ; Accommodation for visitors ; House agent ; Expenses; Trattorias and cooks; Carriages and donkeys; Climate in the winter of 1860-61. Dr. Bennett on the climate and its uses ; Society Lending Library; Promenade Anglaise; Expenses of the journey

FIRST IMPRESSIONS.

Journey from Nice; Arrival; Description of house, its view, and terrace; Ghost stories; Chapel. of Sta. Anna and Sta. Francesca. Gateway of St. Julien; Strada Lunga; Casa Martini, and picture by Guido; Grimaldi Palace and Schools; Emigration of old families; Il Portico ; Churches; Ascent to Il Cimeterio; Rue Neuve; Blessing of Pius VII.; Maison Brea; Post Office; Public Library; Church of St John Baptist; English Church; Port and costumes; Rue St. Michel; Food; Carriages and donkeys

THE DAYS OF ST. BENOIT.

St. Benoit, the St. Swithin. of Mentone; Wet weather; Drawing interruptions; Flowers; Donkey-women; the Annexation to France; Smuggling; Condition of the poor.; Oranges and olives; Mademoiselle Lenoir

THE OLD HISTORY OF THE PRINCIPALITY.

Foundation and name of Monaco the Roman. dominion; Saracenic invasion , the championship of Giballino Grimaldi, and origin of the Genoese power; Colony from Genoa; Wars of the Guelphs and Ghibellines; Charles Grimaldi L; Raynier; Ambroise; Jean L; Catalan; Latubert; Jean II.; Lucien; Honorius I.; Charles II.; Hercules; Honorius II.; Louis I.; Antoine; Louise Hippolyte; Honorius III.; Honorius IV.; the French Revolution; Monaco incorporated with France; Intervention with Talleyrand in behalf of the Grimaldis; Return of the Princes ; Honorius V.; rival Claimants to the throne in the Grimaldi family

MODERN TYRANTS AND REVOLUTIONS.

Character of Honorius V.; the protection of Monaco restored to Sardinia; Tyranny of the Prince; Increase of the taxes and customs; Confiscation of the public property; Seizure of the monopoly of commerce, and of cereales; Surveillance of the police; Taxes on agriculture; on the birth of animals; Death and epitaph of Honorius; Accession and marriage of Florestan; Demonstration of the populace; Renewed oppressions; Preparations for revolt Mentone and Roccabruna declare themselves Free Towns they place themselves under the protection of Sardinia; Final attempt of the Grimaldis to regain possession of their territories; Treachery of the Duke of Valentinois; Public improvements; Ten years of happiness; Mentone and Roccabruna are annexed to France; Purchase of the claims of the Prince of Monaco

SANTA DEVOTA AND MONACO.

Variety of foliage; Erba della Fontana; Chapelle (In BonVoyage; Custom House; Veilles; Valley of Gaumates; Chapel; Legends and festival of Santa Devota; Dance of ecclesiastics; Port of d'Hercule; Emigres in the first revolution; Promenade St. Martin; Ancient architectural appearance of the Town; Church of Sta. Barbara; Graves of the Princes of Monaco; Gambling House; Piazza and hotels; Palace; Hall of the Grimaldis, Duke of York's room; Gardens of the Prince Aloes ; Story of the murder of Prince Lucien

CASTELLARE, THE CAPE ST. MARTIN, AND ROCCABRUNA.

Pine woods; Donkey cries; Position of Castellare; its architecture and inhabitants; Relics of Spanish Dominion; Return by the cemetery; Torrents of Carei and Boirigo; La Madone, its chapel and pines; Gardens of the Princes of Monaco; Garden of the Abbe St. Ambroise; Remains of the temple of Diaries; Carnoles; Ponte de l'Unione; Turn to the cape The Aristocrats' tree; Point of St. Martin; View; Pine, woods and flowers; Ruins of convent; Ballad; Roccabruna, its history, legend, and situation; Castle of the Lascaris'; Church and presepe; Miracle play on the fete of Notre Dame de la Neige; The Vielle Route; Old chapel and frescoes

CHRISTMAS AND THE NEW YEAR.

Birth of the Bambino; Scriptural notions of the natives; Walk to the Annunziata convent; The seven lean monks; Funeral of Madame de Monleon; Decline of the old aristocracy; Change of names in the old families; Charades; Jour de I'An, and letter of Angelina Pastorelli

CAVALIERE TRENCA.

His house and memorial inscription; his birth, education, and service, under the Princes of Monaco; his efforts in behalf of his country; his success, death, and burial

THE EASTERN ENVIRONS OF MENTONE.

The first French Revolution; Emigrants at La Cuze; Story of Monsieur le Bour; the old Riviera road; Journey of Madame de Genlis; Pout St. Louis; Story of the barbet; History of the Villa Naylor; Les Rochers Rouges; Air fountains; Dangers of the old mule road; Palazzo Orenga; Signor Granducci; St. Mauro; Grimaldi; Ciotti Inferiore; Ciotti Superiore

GORBIO AND ST. AGNESE.

The valley of Gorbio, town and views; Festa; Walk from Gorbio to Roccabruna; Ascent to St. Agnese, village, church, and terrazone ; Story of the Saracenic castle: Festa of St. Agnese; Sta. Lucia.. Wolves in the mountains .

VENTIMIGLIA, BORDIGHERA, AND DOLCEACQUA.

Italian appearance of Ventimiglia; Cathedral and palace of the Lascaris; View from the Roya; Church of St. Michaele; Borgo di Ventimiglia; Escape of Francesco Novelle at Ventimiglia; Road to Bordighera; Bridge over the Nervia; Bordighera described in Dr. Antonio; Palm groves; First carriage accident on the precipices; Eve of St. Mauro; Second accident on the precipices; Fete of St. Mauro; Church of St. Agostino; Excursion to Dolceacqua; Campo Rosso; Romanesque church and cemetery; Town and Castle of the Dorias

TURBIA, LAGHETTO, AND ESA.

The Trophaea Augusti, history and remains; The "Written Rocks"; Colonna del Re; Ravine of Laghetto; Convent; Ex-votos and sacred image; Pilgrimages; History of the shrine; Abdication of Charles Albert at Laghetto; Origin of the name; - the Saracenic town of Esa

IL GRAN' MONDO.

Inferiority of the Berecau to the Gran' Mondo ; Difficulties of the ascent; View from the summit; Descent; Dangers and darkness

MONTI AND THE GOOURG DI L'ORA.

The Via della Pietra Scritta; Reminisences of La Catarina; Church of Monti ; Excursion to the. cascade of the Goourg di l'Ora; Story of the English philosopher; the Grotta, del Eremito; Return by Castellare

THE CARNIVAL AND LENT.

Invasion of masks; Balls and vaudevilles; Street masquers; Pic Nic at La Madone; The gift of paradise; Ballad

CASTIGLIONE AND GHIANDOLA.

Mentonese proverb ; Ascent to Castiglione; its position; Architecture and inhabitants; Descent by Monti; Excursion to Sospello and Ghiandola; Breglio

ON DONKEYS TO PEGLIA.

Ascent by St. Agnese; Theresine bribed: Arid mountains; First View of Peglia, its church and architecture; Hospitality of inhabitants; Return in the dark by Gorbio

EXCURSION TO NICE AND PEGLIONE.

Potervium; Villafranca and its history; Nice, its situation and scenery; The castle, Croix do Marbre, - and houses of Massena and Garibaldi; Ascent of the olive woods; Pin de Bellet; St. Romain; The Seven Villages; St. Jannet; St. Pons; Chateau St. Andre; Grotto of Falicon; Ruined town of Chateauneuf; Tourette; Cimies; Temple of Diana; Tino delle Fade; Legends of Maison Garin; Franciscan Convent; Winged Crucifix; Dust of Nice; Drap; Fontaine de Giallier; Story of Lady Bute; Story of Ray Mill; Wonderful position of Peglione, - its views and architecture; Ascent of Mont Agel,

PASSION WEEK AND EASTER.

Rejoicings of the natives over the end of Lent; Ceremonies of Palm Sunday; "The King of Glory shall come in"; grinding Judas's Bones; Jesu lid; Ceremonies of Holy Thursday; Washing of the feet; Good Friday; Funeral ceremonies; The Pilgrim Preacher of the Riviera; Easter Sunday

AN EXCURSION IN APRIL.

Drive to San Remo; The story of the palm trees; Monks; Doria Palace; Statue of God the Father; Hospital for leprosy; Walk to St. Romano; Excursion to Taggia; its streets and architecture; House of Signor Ruffini; of Signora Eleanora ; of "La Marchesa"; Bridge and shrine; Ascent to Castellaro; Description of Lampedusa from Dr Antonio; Diligence to Porto Maurizio; Carriage to Albenga; Towers; Cathedral and baptistery; L'Albergo d'ltalia; Expedition to Garlanda; its valley, its church, and its Domenichino; A primitive luncheon; Pietra; Finale; Savona; Expedition to 11 Santuario, its legend and relies; Savona cathedral by lamp-light; Night travelling; Arrival at Genoa; English church; The Acqua Sole; Ancient cloister and streets; Dickens' description of Genoa; Piazza St. Matteo; Rogers' description of it; best views of Genoa; Excursion to Porto Fine; Albaro; Nervi; Camoglie; Ruta; Day at Porto Fine and Piccolo Paggi; Return by Albaro and Sta. Margherita; Journey to Piacenza; its Piazza and Cathedral; St. Donino; Parma; its cathedral, baptistery and palace; Modena; its cathedral and palace; Rapid return to Mentone; Expenses

FAREWELLS.

Scramble to the Claudian Castle; Ride to Santa Lucia; Last words