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The current which ebbs and flows along the Via Macqueda is composed, especially in the after- noon, of the fashionable element of Palermo society, the people who keep carriages or hire " carrozze," pat- ronize the grandest shops, visit the clubs and libraries, attend the courts or the University. On La Via Macqueda one buys violets and confectionery ; on II Corso one bar- gains for fruit, or, if one is in search of them, cauli- flowers, or even " finnochi " and garlic.
If one is in quest of articles of luxury one looks for them on La Via ; if household articles are required they are to be found on II Corso, and it is to II Corso one must re- sort if one desires to satisfy a craving for those neces- saries of life, books.
The Place of the Four Corners has the form of an octagon, and the four facades at the angles of the street are highly decorated in the baroque style with columns and statues. Not in Italy, but in Spain, can one see the like ; in Seville, not in Florence, can one find similar schemes of ornamentation ; and the crowd of passers-by who have known I Quattro Canti all their lives are, if not Sicilians, Spaniards most unmis- takably not Italian.
And what wonder? Sicily was under Spanish influence for many generations ; it has only been a part of Italy if it can be called an inte- gral part to-day for one generation. There are stat- ues, no doubt, of Victor Emanuel, first king of Italy, in Palermo ; and Palermitans, loving his memory, have called a grand street by his name ; but they have not forgotten the days of Spanish rule ; indeed, it is great- ly to be feared that they have only ceased to remem- ber how badly they were governed by Spanish vice- roys among others, by Macqueda, who in de- creed I Quattro Canti and La Via known by his name.
The effigies of kings are not always appropriately to be placed near the statues of modest saints, and one cannot refrain from thinking that Santa Christina and her three com- panions might well be found in more congenial socie- ty. But there is an appropriateness a world of sug- gestion in the juxtaposition of the effigies of the four Spanish kings and the statues of the four seasons. In the time of Charles V.
Philip II. Philip III. The edifice which supports the facade on which is the statue of Santa Christina by whose name the Rione Palazzo Reale is also known to churchmen is La Chiesa di San Giuseppe di Teatini, a colossal structure in most extravagant baroque, begun in and inau- gurated in by the viceroy, Marquis de Los Valez.
Joseph, it is hard to comprehend. The same may be said of all the churches of Palermo built in the seventeenth century. In all of them " the Jesuits' love of show and finery is exhibited in its greatest extrav- agance, not from design or plan, but by accident, as artist after artist, sculptor, carver, gilder, painter, or worker in marble chose to labor, without taste or rule, merely to display his own abilities.
As you study these buildings closely you wonder how even a seventeenth-century bishop could wish to possess one of the gaudy mon- strosities. When we entered San Giuseppe we were not im- pressed with the beauty of the interior ; the bad taste, the vulgar display of excessive ornamentation, op- pressed us. What we could and did admire, however, and, although we visited the church many times dur- ing our stay in Palermo, never wearied of studying, was the superb collection of Sicilian marbles, plain and inlaid, of all colors, of all grains, of all degrees of beauty, with which the interior of the church is ve- neered from floor to roof.
Italienische Reise, Leipsic, page Assuredly, the artificers who embellished the interior of the baroque churches in Palermo were as cunning to work in marble as their brethren who carved from oak the chancel of the cathedral at Seville or beautified the stalls in the choir of II Duomo at Pisa with exquisite marquetry.
Beneath the nave of San Giuseppe is another church, dedicated to La Madonna della Providenza, and below that again is a chapel sacred to Santa Rosalia. In the latter we bought a ticket at a box-office, giving for it five centesimi, which was duly exchanged at a desk for two hazel-nuts wrapped in a paper on which were printed the directions for wisely and devoutly apply- ing the sacred comestibles, the curative qualities of which were confidently advertised.
From this inci- dent may be gathered the idea that Sicilians are superstitious. No doubt ignorant Sicilians are very superstitious. Even Signer Crispi, a Sicilian born, is said to have inherited an implicit belief in charms, as witness the coral ornament in the shape of a horn which he is said to wear on his watch-chain as a pro- tection against the " evil eye.
Many of the old " dime-novel " heroes were represented, disguised as Sicilians, having for the nonce discarded the costumes in which they had masqueraded for English and American readers. We penetrated the incognito of some of them, recog- nized others under their aliases, and enjoyed for a few moments all the pleasure experienced by a detective of Scotland Yard or the Central Office when he estab- lishes the identity of a noted " crook.
Cheek by jowl with Fra Diavolo was pious. We crossed the Via Macqueda and entered the Piazza. From the variegated marble wall surrounding the basin animals of all kinds, carved in white marble, stretch out their necks as if trying to escape from the port-holes of a sinking ship. The sculptor understood his zoological modelling, but the general effect of the fountain is not pleasing, notwithstanding it is the "admiration of the whole island.
Both edifices stand on a platform above the piazza, from which they are reached by a flight of stone steps. The smaller, begun in A. The two buildings in their various parts illustrate many of the styles of architecture that have been at one time or another, during the last one thousand years, in vogue in Sicily. San Cataldo has low-point- ed Moorish windows and an Arabian battlemented frieze, carved with texts from Al- Koran.
The two lower stories of the Campanile of La Martorana have been preserved in their primitive beauty; the two upper stories, much more ornate, are probably of four- teenth-century workmanship. The facade of La Mar- torana facing the piazza is of early seventeenth-cent- ury design. The church has been much " restored," but is very beautiful still, and well worth the careful examination of antiquarians and the study of artists. When La Martorana was built, Greek and Arabic were the languages of the better class of Sicilians, as is to be learned from the act of endowment, written in those languages, a fact which serves to prove that Latin was not the language of the courtier and the clerk of Norman times.
Upon entering La Martora- na we came face to face with one of the most re- markable remains of Sicilian-Norman art, and by one glance at an ancient mosaic that shone as brightly as the day the workmen finished it we learned the story of Roger, descendant of Vikings, kinsman of William of the Strong Arm and Robert Guiscard, and ancestor of " the greatest man who reigned in Europe between the days of Julius Caesar and Napoleon," namely, the Emperor Frederick II.
Essay on Frederick II. But when we know how Roger fought, how he governed, being every inch a king, and how he stood between his people a people fortunate, if in nothing else, in that Roger conquered them and the ambitions of the Papacy, that schemed and fought to put all men and all things under it when we know all this, we realize that the artist who designed the mosaic had not presumed to flatter a man who acknowledged no over-lord but the Saviour of mankind.
It is a famous old story, the tale of the Normans in Sicily, a wonder -inspiring chronicle of great en- deavor and grand achievement by world -compelling men. Inconsiderable ideas and hints of its glory have been gathered from fragments of documentary evi- dence, inaccessible to all but favored specialists who find admission to uncatalogued libraries of monaster- ies and palaces. Not a few disjecta membra of laws and public records have been rescued from oblivion by Amari, who has devoted years of his life to pa- tient grubbing amid the mouldering archives of an almost forgotten epoch.
The facade of La Martorana told its story of Spanish rule when Sicil- ian architects sought to reproduce the thought of the builders of the Cathedral in Seville and other Spanish cities. Certain arches borne on round columns and fragments of ornamentation suggested the chapels one sees in far-off Normandy or the Church of St.
Barthol- omew the Great in London ; while the friezes carved with texts from Al-Koran, the rounded cupolas and windows with arches constructed of alternating red and white voussoirs recalled the mosque at Cordova, " that flower of Moslem architecture. We had yet to see " the wonder of wonders," La Cappella Palatina, " la plus belle qui soit au monde, le plus surprenant bijou religieux reve" par la pensee humaine et execute par des mains d'artiste.
Italian Sketches. The Normans in Italy. La Vie Errante. Some say that the plans for this gateway were drawn by Michael Angelo, others by Pietro Novelli, the Si- cilian artist ; but it is more probable that Gaspard Quercio, the constructor of the arch, also drew the de- signs for it.
It is a quaint and picturesque specimen of sixteenth-century architecture, and was originally named Porta Austria by the Senate of Palermo ; but the Palermitans, having no cause to love Charles V. This gateway is connected with the Royal Palace by a corridor two stories in height, with balustrades surmounting its cornice. None of the buildings composing the palace are older than Norman times, although certain foun- dations laid in the days of the Saracen emirs are still in existence, and, possibly, some of the walls of the Saracenic nucleus around which Robert Guiscard, Count Roger, King Roger, William the Good, and Frederick II.
This group of buildings presents to-day an appear- ance very different from its aspect in Norman times. Then, many towers and battlemented edifices occu- pied the space within the fortified enclosure. At present, none but La Torre Pisana now called " San- ta Ninfa " remains to serve as a reminder of the age of chivalry.
In the times of Spanish viceroys the hand of the restorer was laid on so much of the Norman pal- ace as had escaped demolition during the civil wars of the last half of the fourteenth century, when it was occupied in turn by both contending factions during their contests for possession of Palermo.
In those evil days it was robbed of its ancient splendor, and the magnificent home of the Norman kings became unfit for the dwelling-place of royalty, so that Martin and Alfonzo of Aragon deserted it, preferring to lodge in a palace of the Chiaramonti. On the ground now occupied by one of the least attractive edifices composing the Palazzo Reale once stood La Chiesa di Santa Maria la Pinta, built by Belisarius about the year A.
Pity it is that this old relic has been utterly destroyed. It was in the style of the very earliest Christian basilicas, and marked the period of transition from Greek temple to Chris- tian church ; but its proportions and plan are only to be guessed at by architects of to-day. The chapel of Belisarius gave place ages ago to less interesting halls and chambers. Entering the main door of the palace, we found our- selves in a court-yard having an arcade of three open- ings in each face. Peter by Roger II.
The wall of the vestibule is embellished with mosaics of modern workmanship above a wainscoting of plates of white marble streaked with black, which at a short distance resembles satin hangings with many -colored borders of arabesque designs. In the early morning the sunlight falls upon the marble pave- ment within the portals of the only entrance to the chapel, a small door in the side wall at the angle far- thest from the grand altar.
When we stepped across the sill, the interior of the sanctuary was shrouded in darkness. As we stood in silence, wondering, we be- came conscious of dormant color-tones blending with deep, soft shadows, as mysterious, as entrancing as mel- odies heard from a distance through a calm night. Broad bands and beams of sunlight, falling obliquely athwart the darkness of the nave and chancel, were reflected upward from the marble pavement and illum- inated the high -altar and the apse above it.
This mysterious radiance revealed the figure of Christ, His right hand raised in the act of blessing, the attitude in which He is always represented in Norman -Sicilian mosaics. In His left hand He holds an open book, on the pages of which is the inscription, in Greek text : " I am the Light of the World. The de- sign, which is on a golden ground, is drawn in strong lines, and one marvels at the genius of the artist who has expressed so much by the use of means and ma- terials so simple.
And it is the face of a God! Passionless, calm, imper- turbable a grand ideal ; not of the " Man of Sorrows " the " Crucified One " but the Son of God ascended and sitting on the right hand of the Father. So the old Byzantine artists represented the Saviour of man- kind ; and no face of Christ, no " Ecce Homo," more perfectly realizes the divine character of God incarnate than the old Norman pictorial mosaic when illuminated by the light of the sun reflected from the marble pave- ment and jewelled walls of La Cappella Palatina.
Gradually, as the eye becomes accustomed to the contrast of deep shadows and sharply defined bands of light, other forms and faces grow out of the dark- ness, becoming visible through and beyond the golden sunbeams. The mosaics on the upper walls, the mar- ble wainscoting, the inlaid floor, the polished columns, gleam and glisten, imparting to the atmosphere of the chapel a color quality of its own, as if it had ab- sorbed and were suffused with rainbow hues, emanat- ting from the precious material with which La Pa- latina is adorned and rendered glorious.
The interior, consisting of a nave, aisles, and triple apse, is one hundred and eight feet in length, includ- ing the eastern apse, and forty -two feet in width. Ten columns of Egyptian granite and Greek marble, sixteen feet in height, uphold Saracenic pointed and stilted arches, which in turn support walls encrusted with mosaics ; and above all is a curiously carved wooden roof resembling the vault of a cavern of stal- actites in the early stages of their formation.
Five marble steps lead to the choir, over which rises a dome seventy-five feet in height, solidly encrusted with mosaics, except where eight windows pierce the wall. All the floors of the chapel are cov- ered with inlaid marble plates, and the walls above the " cipollino " wainscoting, in the aisles and above the capitals of the pillars in the nave, are overlaid with exquisite pictorial mosaics, in which large quantities of lapis lazuli, not to mention more precious stones, have been lavishly used.
All the mosaics are on a golden ground, ornamented, radiant with Oriental colors, har- monious, splendid. The Normans of France and England, with ready wit and admirable discretion, adapting themselves to their environment, indulged an inborn love of poly- chrome by using stained glass in the windows of their churches, which produced charming effects of rich and varied coloring.
Glass windows are a necessity in the chill North-land. In the sunny South they can easily be spared ; and the artists who enriched La Pala- tina and La Martorana secured no less beautiful color -effects than those of stained glass by well- studied blendings of the tints and colorings of the rare stones with which they adorned the interiors of these churches.
So perfectly do the mosaics of La Palatina lend themselves to the intention of their makers, so softly do they reflect the light of day, that the edifice in which they are exclusively used to decorate all parts of the interior is illuminated by the same mysterious light which, falling from " irised panes," transforms LA CAPPELLA PALATINA 45 the naves and choirs of Northern cathedrals until they glow with all the tints of the bow of promise.
The pictorial mosaics in La Palatina, as do those in the Cathedral of Monreale, the paintings on the walls of Campo Santo, in Pisa, and the frescos by Giotto in the Arena Chapel in Padua, represent sub- jects drawn from the Old Testament, the life of Christ, and the lives of His Apostles, particularly from the life of St. Peter, who is said to have preached in the primitive church which he established on this same site when he was returning from Africa to Rome to meet his death on the Janiculum, where is now the Chapel of San Pietro in Montorio.
On the right of the nave, by the steps leading to the choir, is a pulpit a plain cube of red porphyry with a frieze of white marble encrusted with mosaics and inlaid with dainty geometrical patterns of the same material , borne aloft on four marble columns exquisitely engraved and del- icately carved. The frank simplicity of the design and the unostentatious enriching of the work are most charming.
To have highly embellished the rare material of which this piece is composed would be " to gild refined gold, to paint the lily. Some say King Roger imported it from the East, others that it was wrought by Norman-Sicilian artists. In either case it bears wit- ness to the wonderful degree of perfection to which the art of carving in stone was carried in the days when it was chiselled from the solid block.
It is a fine speci- men of repousse work, the great size and beauty of which testify to the wealth and munificence of the donor and to the skill of his silversmiths. But in the midst of the splendor of general effect the richness even of such details of adornment is overlooked. La Cappella Palatina is hidden away in the mass of the other buildings appertaining to the Royal Palace. It is not a separate edifice, but a chamber in the midst of other halls and apartments.
It has but one entrance from the open air, and the few short, broad, pointed windows, small in size, in the walls of the lower story are very probably of modern construction. Light admitted through the eight windows in the cu- pola falls with fine effect on masterpieces of mosaic and marble carvings. The nave is left in comparative darkness, and when the choir and chancel are illumi- nated by sunshine one looks from a darkened audito- rium upon what may be likened to a stage, rendered bright by lights masked from the eye of the beholder.
The spectacular effect is fine theatrical perhaps, but the impression produced upon the mind of the specta- tor is deep and enduring. If a Gothic cathedral has been well likened to a " poem in stone," surely La Palatina may be compared to a melody of exquisite color-tones. From the Chapel of King Roger we found our way to the upper stories of the Palazzo Reale, passing rap- idly through certain royal apartments furnished per- haps by the last of the Bourbon kings of the Two Sicilies, certainly in extremely bad taste whenever or by whomsoever furnished.
We have said that of all the edifices which composed the fortress-palace in Moslem or Norman times, there re- mains in this day and generation none but La Torre Pisana and La Cappella Palatina. Of all the wonder- ful interior decorations, the work of Byzantine, Sara- cenic, or Norman artists, there are no vestiges, save in the tower, where there is one apartment ornamented with mosaics which still retain their beauty of color- ing and cling as firmly to the walls which they encrust as they did when they were first placed in position.
As the Normans of northern Europe employed tapestries to hide the bare walls of their palaces, so their kinsmen of the south of Europe made use of mosaics to decorate their chambers and halls. By fitting together cubes of agate, lapis lazuli, jasper, and other rare stones, King Roger's artists produced pic- torial mosaics of wonderful beauty displaying no less ingenuity and skill in encrusting the walls of churches and state apartments than did the workmen of the North in weaving rare fabrics for the Norman kings of England ; moreover, the mosaics are more artistic in design and execution than the Bayeux tapestries which Queen Matilda presented to her lord, William the Conqueror.
The threads of Queen Matilda's tapes- tries have slowly mouldered until they are as easily to be broken as burned strands of flax or wool. Their colors have faded until in places one must guess at lines and imagine designs ; but the mosaics in old Roger's room are as adamantine in their composition, as fresh and dainty in their coloring, as they were when Roger first looked upon them.
One day, returning from the chase, the good King reposed at Monreale, and in his sleep the Holy Virgin appeared and commanded him to build on that very spot the church which he pur- posed erecting in her honor. The King awoke and vowed to endow a cathedral which should surpass in magnificence all Sicilian churches. In , thanks to the assistance rendered him by his mother, Margaret of Aragon, the edifice, the splendor and magnificence of which redounded to the glory of William the Good, was finished and con- secrated.
Around the cathedral and its chapter-houses there sprang up a considerable town, which to-day has a MONREALE 49 population of sixteen or seventeen thousand. Mon- reale pronounced Mur-ri-a-li by its Sicilian inhabi- tants is four miles from Palermo. The highway thither, known as Corso Calatafimi, constructed in by the Spanish Viceroy Marc-Antonio Colonna, passes through gardens and villas, orange and lemon groves, olive plantations and vineyards, and then mounts the abrupt and rocky heights from which Monreale looks down upon an earthly paradise.
Vice- roy Colonna caused to be placed at intervals along the grand avenue fountains, surrounded by seats from which visitors and pilgrims to Monreale can enjoy the wonderful prospects which present themselves at every turn of the road. The Cathedral of Monreale is situated at the en- trance of the town, and beyond it, along the hill-side, the old houses stand in irregular rows, curiously mediaeval in aspect and surroundings.
The glimpses we caught up and down the streets impressed us strangely, as if in coming from Palermo we had gone backwards several centuries if not indeed to King William's time, at least to the days when the Colonnas were viceroys and Sicily was a province of Old Spain. The exterior of the cathedral is very simple, not to say plain, in appearance ; the three apses at the east end are ornamented from top to bottom with tiers of small pillars and interlacing arches, the latter of alter- nate voussoirs of black and white stone.
The edifice is in the shape of a Latin cross, the dimensions of which are variously stated in different guide-books and descriptions of the cathedral. Like all Sicilian basilicas, Monreale has between the towers an atrium, or portico, the front wall of which was originally decorated with a carved marble screen surmounted by an entablature of mosaics representing eight scenes from the life of the Virgin.
The west portal is pointed ; the pilasters at the sides are en- riched with Greek scrolls and mosaics, and it has bronze doors, each of the two leaves of which is di- vided into twenty-four compartments containing low- reliefs of subjects taken from the Old and New Testa- ments, all executed by Bonannus civis Pisanus. This artist, according to Vasari, worked at Pisa with Guliel- mo Tedesco, aided by whom he designed the doors of II Duomo and " the famous leaning campanile, the marvel of all ages and of all men.
The portico, which extends the full length of the nave on the north side of the cathedral, was added by Alexander Farnese, Archbishop of Mon- reale, in The exterior of Monreale was never finished it awaits embellishment and decoration; therefore it conveys no idea of the wonderful interior, which we entered from the Piazza, del Duomo by a door in the side of the north aisle. Monreale has a nave and two aisles ; two rows of nine columns of Oriental granite support stilted and Sicily.
Length, metres ; width, 40 metres. Length, 85 metres; width, 24 metres. The choir and transept the latter taking in the width of the aisles form a Latin cross; the floor is here raised above that of the nave, and is reached by seven steps within a beautiful altar rail of carved marble. All the openings, the grand arches of the choir, the vault- ing of the aisles, the windows and doors, are of the style adopted by Arab architects of the eleventh and twelfth centuries; but in the details of construction and ornamentation Monreale belongs to no one school of art.
The antique capitals are ornamented with busts of Ceres and Proserpina, surrounded with foliage ; the volutes are cornucopias with figures intermixed, and all these carvings were executed by the most skilful artists of, perhaps, the second century A. They are worthy the careful study of modern sculptors. The Normans in Sicily. The lower walls of both aisles and of the choir and apses are wainscoted with plates of cipollino sur- mounted by a Saracenic trefoil of rich marble on a ground of mosaics, which, as in the portico of La Palatina, has the appearance of white satin hangings with embroidered silken borders.
All of the floors are of variegated and inlaid marbles, and above the wainscoting of cipollino all the walls, arches, arcades, and vaultings of aisles, nave and choir, transept and apses, are solidly incrusted with Byzantine mosaics on a golden ground. The wall surface so covered is, according to Baedeker, seventy thousand four hun- dred square feet. Of all churches, St. Mark's in Venice alone can vie with Monreale in the extent of wall surface covered with mosaics ; but in the quality of material used and in the skilful workmanship displayed by the makers of them, the mosaics of Monreale excel all but those in the cathedral of Cefalu even the mosaics in the Battistero degli Ortodossi in Ravenna being distinctly inferior.
The names of the architects of Monreale are un- known. Vasari attributes the fact " to the stupidity of the artists or to their contempt of fame. On the grand arch which sepa- rates the nave from the choir is the image of " Divine Wisdom," before which the archangels Michael and Gabriel prostrate themselves. But it is in the colossal half-length figure of Christ in the dome of the central apse that Byzantine art most distinctly asserts itself.
The Redeemer" Christ, the Creator " appears sur- rounded by a vision of the Apocalypse and the Apos- tles ; His countenance reminds one of the faces of colossal Greek or Egyptian statues placid, majes- tical, godlike. He has a full beard, long, flowing hair a cruciform nimbus proclaims the God; His form is enveloped in a blue mantle, partly opened, displaying a red tunic embroidered in gold.
His right hand is raised to bless, His left holds an open book, in which appear the words in Greek text, " I am the Light of the World ; whoso follows Me shall not walk in darkness. The face of the Virgin is of a classic type, of which the original must be sought in Grecian sculpture.
One is impressed by the thought that from these same mosaics, or from copies of them, Michael Angelo may have drawn in- spiration for certain of his designs on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome. Not only in conception are both repre- sentations similar, but the attitudes of the Creator in both are alike in composition. We do not unduly insist on the idea that Michael Angelo copied, or even drew, inspiration from the works of the older artists who embellished Monreale ; we merely wish to con- vey some idea of the kind and quality of designs executed by King William's craftsmen.
Peter and St. Paul, considered the most remark- able Sicilian mosaics of the thirteenth century. In the midst of all this world of angels, archangels, prophets, patriarchs, martyrs, monks, and holy wom- en, amid the portraits of saints and kings, two mosaics in the choir possess a particular historical interest. One, that on the right, above the archiepiscopal seat, represents William II. Following the example of his grandfather, William II.
The ceiling of the nave is of wood, gabled with beams decorated in gold and painted in bright colors. It was constructed in to replace the old roof which was destroyed by fire, the expense of the restora- tion being borne by King Louis I. In the south transept are two porphyry sarcophagi, contain- ing the remains of William I.
Beneath an altar, also in the north aisle, is a sarcophagus containing the heart of St. Louis of France, whose body rests in the sanctuary of the French kings at St. Denis, near Paris. Louis IX. Strange as it may appear, the saint who gave its renown to Sidi-ben-Sai'd was no less a personage than this same Louis, King of France.
So widely were his virtues known by the Saracens whom he came to conquer that they wished to be- lieve he died a true Moslem, and their descendants to-day maintain that the body of the Christian king lies in the mosque of the little town which his spirit- ual presence sanctifies. And when they are asked, "Was he not an unbeliever and a Frank? Therefore, when we talk of " The Renaissance," we should not forget that long before Giotto had executed his wonderful frescos in the Arena Chapel at Padua, the Sicilian artists in the em- ploy of William the Good had produced works of art that to-day challenge the wonder and admiration of critics.
None can surpass it in the strange romance with which the memory of its many artificers invests n. None can exceed it in richness and glory, the gor- geousness of a thousand decorative elements. The court, which is one hundred and sixty - nine feet square, is surrounded by an arcade of small, pointed arches supported by coupled columns of white marble, with a group of four at each angle.
There are twenty-five arches in each of the four sides, two hundred and sixteen richly sculptured pairs of columns in all, of which the capi- tals are of different patterns and the shafts elaborately adorned with an infinite variety of designs in mosaic and delicate carvings. The word " cloisters " suggests to the mind familiar only with the monasteries of northern Europe the idea of a severe and sad retreat of ascetic beings who sought retirement from, and shunned all contact with, the world at large.
A silent, gloomy place, a place of cells and shadows, where ghostly fathers passed years in solitude or in the joyless companionship of those, and only those, whose presence nerved them to banish the charm and sweetness of life and human society. The cloisters of Monreale impart no such impression to the mind.
There all was light and joyous color, fair outlines, graceful ornament. Imagine a charming garden planted with shrubs and flowering vines laid out in parterres of exquisite greenery, where, in the shade of orange and citron trees, fountains played to cool the perfumed air. Imagine an acre of Eden an Eveless Eden, it is true, but nevertheless a paradise, delicious, entrancing such were the cloisters of Mon- reale! Wonderful as is Monreale, with all its treasures of architecture, to the completion of which all the arts have been laid under contribution, it is still more won- derful to remember that this superb creation of genius is to be discovered in Sicily.
The world has paid lit- tle attention to the history of the Normans, who re- deemed that island from the rule of the Moslems, or to the chronicles of a dynasty of kings, who in their day were the most powerful and richest, as they were the most enlightened, of sovereigns.
Verily the history of Sicily is a sealed book, of which but a few scholars have guessed the contents. Forgetful of all this mar- vellous story, having paid little heed to the tale of Roger and his descendants, the traveller who sees for the first time the glories of Santa Maria Nuova, or be- holds the still exquisite remains of the cloisters of St. Benedict, stands entranced, silently wondering at what, to his unprepared mind, seems to be unreal, impossi- ble, a creation of enchantment wrought in an age of poetry and fable, rather than the work of patient, toiling men.
This church of Santa Maria Assunta exhibits a curious mixture of architect- ural incongruities. The parts of the original Sara- cenic-Norman building which still remain are shapely, graceful, and charming in plan and detail; the mod- ern additions and restorations are, in truth, abomin- able excrescences. The cathedral, originally a Christian basilica, is said to have been erected in A. The Arabs converted the basilica into a mosque.
Gualterio Offamilio Walter of the Mill , an Englishman whom William the Good created Archbishop of Palermo, having reconstructed and enlarged the edifice, reconsecrated it, in the year A. The exterior of II Duomo, when seen from a point of view from which all sight of the Neapolitan restorations and additions is cut off by other buildings, presents a harmonious com- bination of Arabic and Gothic architecture.
The lateral facades which flank the piazza are pict- uresque and interesting, while the front of the edifice, abutting on a narrow street, over which are thrown two arches to connect the sanctuary with the archi- episcopal palace, is plain and severe in design and ornamentation. The porches are enriched with three beautiful Gothic portals of the early fifteenth century. The south door was inserted at about the same time, and the highly ornamented portico, which was added about A.
This south porch, which gives on the piazza, is the most highly ornamented part of the exterior of the cathedral, and on an old stone beneath its arches there is inscribed in large letters the proud device, " Prima Sedes Corona Regis et Regni Caput" the title claimed by Palermo, in virtue of the fact that within its walls and in its cathedral, the Sicilian kings crowned themselves, or, as they always main- tained, " received their crowns from Christ, whose leg- ates they were.
The most remarkable objects of interest, the treas- ures of the cathedral, are the Tombs of the Kings. In the first two chapels at the right of the west door, there are four sarcophagi of porphyry similar in de- sign, on bases of gray marble with raised canopies, two of which are of porphyry and two of white mar- ble enriched with gilding and mosaics. These tombs contain the remains of Roger II. Beyond all peradventure, two of the sarcophagi contain the ashes of two of the most remarkable men who ever lived in any land or in any age : King Roger II.
When he became king he governed vigorously, cleared the high- ways of robbers, suppressed all attempts at rebellion, and established himself firmly in power. While still young he married Elvira, the daughter of Alfonzo, King of Castile. In payment for the services rendered to him by Roger, the Duke of Calabria resigned all pre- tensions to any territory or authority in Sicily.
When his cousin died leaving no direct heirs, Roger promptly claimed succession to his government. When Hono- rius II. Nothing daunted, Roger collected a powerful army, composed of Saracens and Normans, and, presenting himself in southern Italy, offered battle to his enemies, who, however, declined to meet him in the field. Unable to hold their army together, the Barons again did homage to the Count, and the Pope was obliged to acquiesce, when Roger assumed the title of King of Sicily, and united in his person the sovereignty of Apulia, Calabria, and Sicily.
Roger determined that he should be crowned at Palermo. Accordingly, on Christmas Day, A. Into the sacred edifice the King, armed cap-a-pie, rode on his war-charger, preceded by the Barons of Sici- ly, Apulia, and Calabria, arrayed in steel armor en- riched with gold and silver. At the door of the cathedral Roger was met by nine archbishops, seven- teen bishops, five abbots, and an innumerable crowd of priests.
Roger, however, suffered the archbishop to anoint him, but, that done, the King, turning to the Prince of Capua, his first vassal, took the crown from him and placed it on his own head. The year following Roger's coronation the nobles of Apulia, once more taking up arms against their newly crowned king, appealed to Pope Innocent II.
Roger captured the entire Papal army, and a Pope once more became the prisoner of a D'Hauteville. Roger followed the example of his ancestors in the respect he showed His Holiness, but nevertheless wrung from Innocent II. He returned to Sicily, and ad- dressed himself with rare wisdom and great diligence to the administration of the affairs of his kingdom. Taking, it is said, as his model the laws framed by William the Conqueror, Roger gave to Sicily a sys- tem of jurisprudence which, even to-day, commands the admiration of statesmen, who marvel at the learn- ing and wisdom displayed in its compilation.
Roger was thrice married. His third wife, Beatrice, was the mother of Constance. His second wife, Al- beria, had borne him five children, of whom only Will- iam survived. In , in his fifty-ninth year, the first King of Sicily died. Sicily was never so prosperous or glorious as under his reign. A tranquil realm and a full treasury were the legacies he be- queathed to his successor.
Constance had married Henry VI. While he was preparing to defend his title Tancred ed and Henry took possession of the kingdom of Sicily. When he died his infant son Frederick was left to the care of the Empress Constance, who lived but a few years to guard the interests of her son ; dying, she left him to the guardianship of Pope Innocent III.
Constance, the daughter of Roger and mother of Frederick third in descent from the Norman squire Tancred d'Hauteville , transmitted to the princes of the race of Hohenstaufen the vigor of her Norman ancestry unweakened.
To have been the daughter of such a king as Roger, the mother of such an em- peror as Frederick, has rendered her name famous for all time. From his reign Dante dates the rise of Italian poetry. In an age of change, when in every corner of Europe and civil- ized Asia old kingdoms, nations, and systems were falling and new ones rising, Frederick was emphati- cally the man of change, the author of things new and unheard of he was indeed ' stupor mundi et immuta- tor mirabilis.
In a diploma bearing the date of 1 , Roger caused it to be recorded : " We grant to that monastery Sancti Johannis , for the love of God, and the salvation of our mother and our father the great Count Roger I. The church is empty, the cloisters deserted ; nevertheless, San Giovanni degli Eremiti is one of the most picturesque and precious relics of the art of olden times. We were met at the gate by the sole guardian of the place, a lively and entertaining gentleman, who wel- comed us as if we were his oldest and dearest friends.
He informed us, in pantomime, aided by perhaps a score of English words, that, although he spoke no language but his own, he possessed the art of making the gentlemen of all nations, and especially the ladies with a sweeping bow to la signora to understand everything. And, indeed, he succeeded in elucidating the subject of his morning's lecture in a most ingen- ious and amusing manner. He spoke in Italian, but so distinctly, so loudly did he vociferate every word, we had little difficulty in gathering the drift and purport of his discourse.
From time to time he "fired" at us no feebler term will convey the idea the very few words of English he knew how to use, and always illuminated his Ital- ian phrases and sentences with artistic and elaborate pantomime. First, he led us to one side of the cloisters, and saying " monaci," which he translated " monco," he put his head to sleep on his right hand ; TWO HISTORIC CHURCHES 69 awakening, he fed himself, chewing ravenously entirely imaginary food ; and we understood perfectly that we were in what had anciently been the dormitories and refectories of the monks.
He then assumed a solemn, grave, and woe -begone expression, such as Friar Tuck, or the Friar in "Reynard the Fox " might have assumed when wishing to seem devout ; gyrated his forefinger around the crown of his head, as if he were scalping himself with an invisible knife, rolled his eyes, crossed his arms upon his breast, and, moving slowly, with exaggerated show of dignity, crossed the court-yard as if leading a procession, and so gained the side-door of the chapel.
There he dipped his fin- ger into an imaginary basin and crossed himself be- fore entering the building, which he called " La Chie- sa,"and wherein he made genuflexions before the altar towards the east. All this needed but little explana- tion.
We who had followed him scarcely able to repress our laughter knew the purport of the show ; how the tonsured monks were wont to go in solemn procession from their cells to hold service in the Chris- tian chapel. As we stood by the door he returned to the court and informed us that, although he was not " Inglese," he had " make to understand. Again we readily understood his meaning and knew that where Christian monks had worshipped Moham- medans had also come to pray. We also discovered that whereas the monks were solemn-looking, over-sad, and timorous creatures, who dared not so much as to raise their eyes to heaven, the followers of the Prophet were fierce, fanatical, truculent, and haughty person- ages, who bore themselves more like warriors than studious clerks and hollow-eyed ascetics.
Returning again to us, the versatile " custode " re- peated his formula: " lo faccio capire? They are mere reminis- cences of the Moor and the Norman, of whose handi- work few vestiges remain except bare walls, Oriental cupolas, broken arches, and the shattered columns of the cloistered court-yard. But the ruined church and all its surroundings are wonderfully picturesque, savor- ing of poetry and romance.
Therefore we lingered long amid the mass of greenery and flowers, wander- ing up and down the silent, moss-grown walks. When our guide left us to gather flowers for " la signora," the echoes of our own hushed and solemn voices came back to us from empty corridors and ruined halls like the murmur of ghostly fathers at prayer. To convey an adequate idea of his meaning, the cus- tode resorted once more to pantomime.
He pretended to ring the vesper-bell, fancied he saw crowds of peo- ple running towards him from all quarters, then, as if bewitched, or seized with homicidal mania, he fired guns, aiming them in all directions, stabbed and was stabbed, cut throats and had his throat cut in turn, closed his eyes to show that he, presumably a French- man, was asleep when seized and clubbed to death. He rang the supposititious bell again frantically, un- til we could fancy we heard its alarum booming through the outraged air, and fell to his horrid work once more, shouting: " Morte, morte!
Detto di Franchy! Grim, unholy legends haunt about the place. When the bell of this old church was tolled on the evening of Easter Tuesday, A. The miserable Sicilians had suffered untold cruel- ties at the hands of the French during the spring of A. All the great estates were held by French feudal lords, who treated the people as slaves. The foot of the stranger was on the neck of the people.
Tax-gatherers exacted the uttermost farthing, and seized lands, houses, and crops to satisfy unpaid claims. Palermo, the ancient capital of the kingdom, most hated, most oppressed by its foreign governors, was daily the scene of outrages, arrests, and banishments. Herbert of Orleans, the viceroy of King Charles of Anjou, had his palace in Palermo, and was guarded night and day by a strong body of soldiery, who treated even the native nobility the few that were left with insolence.
There seemed to be no hope of deliverance for a down-trodden and desperate people living in dread of outrages, the horror of which they dared not contemplate, and against the perpetra- tion of which they were unable to protect themselves. At a distance of half a mile from the southern wall of Palermo, where the plain slopes gently towards the Oreto, there was a church consecrated to the Holy Spirit.
It stood in the midst of fields and gardens, and between it and the city there was a grand espla- nade, which the citizens crossed and recrossed on their way to and from the sanctuary. Easter Sunday, A. On Easter Tuesday this open space was crowded with people on their way to church or amusing themselves in the shade of the trees, when the followers of the French governor sud- denly appeared among them and caused great alarm by their unusually bold and truculent behavior.
A French soldier made an insulting remark to her, which was resented by her escort. The captain of the guard cried out : "The ribald chatterers are armed, seeing that they dare to reply to the remark of a soldier," and, under the pretence of looking for a dagger, seized the young woman and attempted to put his hand in her bosom. The terrified girl fell fainting into the arms of her be- trothed, who, frenzied with rage, shouted : " Oh, mu- oiamo, muoiamo, una volta, questi francesi!
The almost unarmed crowd rushed with desperate ferocity upon their well-armed opponents. If the struggle was brief, it was bloody and decisive. Great was the slaughter of the Sicilians, but greater still was the slaughter of the French. An historian laconically states : " There were two hundred French- men, and of them two hundred were killed. All that day and all that night the massacre continued ; palaces were stormed, guard-houses broken into ; every corner of the city was searched, and everywhere, to the cry " Morte ai francesi!
Nor did the rage of the people abate until two thousand French were destroyed. Not only did the mob kill the French residents of the city, but it slew all Sicilians, men and women, who had in any way connected them- selves with the French people. Woe to the man or woman, old or young, or child, who failed to pronounce correctly this Parlermitan shibboleth.
From Palermo a sudden outburst of popular fury was propagated and spread over Sicily and into every corner of it, and the massacre continued for days, un- til hardly a person of French birth or extraction was left alive in the whole island.
The people everywhere flew to arms. It is true that the War of the Vespers continued for years, but the dominion of the French in Sicily had passed away forever. IF II Corso and La Via Macqueda recall the streets in x certain cities in southern Spain, there are thorough- fares in Palermo that remind observant travellers of streets in Tangier, Algiers, and other north African cities. There are to-day districts in Palermo that ap- propriately may be called the Saracen quarters of the town.
These streets, so un- European, so Oriental in general appearance and in detail, are the resort of a teeming population of paupers who live in quaint, old, dilapidated dwell- ings, packed away, to use an illustration appropriate to things Sicilian, " like sardines in boxes. We made many expeditions through the stews and purlieus of Palermo by night and by day.
In this way we were able to form our opinions by what we ourselves saw, and we venture to state that, so far as the municipal authorities are concerned, there is little to desire in the matter of cleaning the back streets and by-lanes of those districts of the city in which multitudes of human beings are crowded to- gether in their wretched dwellings.
One may search in vain, it is true, for any evidence of that comfortable arrangement or wholesome fitting and furnishing of tenements which are supposed to be necessary to the home -life of even the poorest of the poor; and the people who live in the cheerless dwellings are not clean. In what city does one find clean people living in tumble-down rookeries and dilapidated tenements? Walling will be on hand in comforted the weary and crying.
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She is a graduate of the Ran- society, at ceremonies at Glass- and Mrs. William A. Terri is secretary to the class dents are among students Miss Barno is the daughter of TV program. She Is the daugh-. Hoffmann, a grad-. Anderson, 84 Borden College Park, Md. She is lege careers this semester in the Miss Linda Noweck, 31 Spruce.
Jesse J. She is a grad- — Gary M. Kummer of 26 Lake- affiliated course at the hospital's. Serfin, 5 Charles S. Callman son of May-. Charles S. Callman Mrs. John S. Patrick, Middle- A graduate of Raritan Town-. Training Steady is the son of Mr. Miss Trufolo, daughter of Mr. School to learn to become a Mrs. Eugene M. He Is a. Anthony F. An engineering major, Mr. High School and Is a, junior. She Among them is Valerie Me- and minoring In economic!. English, daughter of Mr.
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He pur ir down to the fact that hi s lectures were 00 bor. But mote and mor e vacancies showed up. It wa s wh en Smith di scovered th'C corpses of th e missing stud e nts embalmed in developing fluid that he decided to end jt all.
Poo r guy , h e thought he had bored rhem to d eath. But now the defectives have turned rh e harsh light of truth upon the matter. He said, "Well,. So We JU St bumped 'em off. Third, bee r ta stes good and make s everyon e feel goo d. The t eve nue f ro m be e r sa les wo uld pay this d ebt off. Fifth, bee r ta stes good and ma kes everyo n e feel goo d.
Help the Student CounCi l put their supe rb plan ove t! Bi g n:'JUlh Lan'er. Fucu lt. Beer For N. In response to the suggestion of the Student C oun cil that beer be served in the S oci al Center, we, the edi:ot s o f th e Bow W o w, earn es tly urge the coo pe ra tio n o f 'The stud ent bod y in o btaining that ad ded source of pl easure fo r ou r campus. Our reaso ns fo r endots ing this policy ate manifo ld.
Firs " beer tastes g ood and makes evet yone feel good. S eco nd, beer wo uld make us all gain in weight. At p re sent N. Beer would remedy this s ta te of affairs. UW e had to creare a specia l super-, inferi o r cla ss to put the Pow Wow in. T o say th ar rhe papers " stunk" wo uld perhaps be going too far, but fiv e minutes after th ey hit town , a dras tic clothespin sh o rtage wa s no ticed," the r epo tt read.
In re ferring to the C hacahoula, it. Our h ea lth is in a s ta te of bo rd erin g o n collapse. He m USt al.. A tube of lips ti ck, a comb and a box o f Kleen ex will be given to th e winnet. Co rrect io n : " Boo tsie" P itts will not be on e o f [h e judges as h e has be en ab le to qua li fy as a contestanr. Hi s place will be rak en by "Jiving" J o bnson. S, in L. Polytechnic Institute; M. A, Louisiana State Universi. College Hoseess. Standing: Coates, Taylor, Maynor.
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S h e was Queen of Homecoming this yea r, and of the C hrimnas Float last year. S h e's the one who has attended to rhe secre rarial job ill [he Student Counci l. Ja cket Club. In his liS of accompluhmems are in cl uded: Membtr of Student. Personality and capability-th ese a re two asselS that sh ould make Ray go f ar.
H is work in t he relig ious field b as been especia lly oll tstanding. His l'Ittai,nmencs ace a result of his individua! Council President is right there backing i. And he's as good call. Here's a boy whose charming sincerity makes as many friends for him as does his infcctious grin. LusK, Liles. Rus hin g, Roye.
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