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Mary Shelley

“...The beauty of the place seemed unrealthly in its excess; the distance we were at from all signs of civilization, the sea at our feet, its murmurs or its roaring for ever in ours ears, - all these things led the mind to brood over strange thoughts, and, lifting it from eveyday life, caused it to be familiar with the unreal A sort of pell surrounded us...”

“...Sunshine and calm invased sea and sky, and the rich tints of italian heaven bathed the scene in bright and ever-varing tints...“
(Mary Shelley,
“Note on poems of 1822)