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  • The painted potsherds with which the place was strewn, literally "thick as leaves in Vallombrosa," proved on examination to be even more beautiful and various than he had at first supposed.

    Pharaohs, Fellahs and Explorers

  • All three children were born at Vallombrosa, 40 Abbey Road, St. John's Wood, London.

    Marie Connor Leighton

  • I have just despatched £10 worth of work for the New Monthly Mag, on Vallombrosa, Camaldoli and La Verna. 5 It has cost me some pains to get at historical facts, and to be acquainted with the most famous men in each Convent.

    New Letters from Charles Brown to Joseph Severn

  • Brown also published a two-part article on the visit, "Vallombrosa, Camaldoli, and La Verna," in the New Monthly Magazine 14 (1825): 261-66 and 346-52 (see Some Letters 59-81).

    New Letters from Charles Brown to Joseph Severn

  • And so one day in April 1883, the private railroad car of Antoine de Vallombrosa, the Marquis de Mores, was shuttled off on a side track in the town of Little Missouri.

    THE AMERICAN WEST

  • And facing defiantly down the main street of Medora, the town he built, is a bronze statue of Antoine de Vallombrosa, the Marquis de Mores, dressed in the costume of an American cowboy.

    THE AMERICAN WEST

  • The Highlanders, ‘thick as leaves in Vallombrosa,’ lay stretched upon the ridge of the hill, buried (excepting their sentinels) in the most profound repose.

    Waverley

  • When they took him to Vallombrosa all the splendours of its woods had merely bored him.

    Flush: a biography

  • Two angels buried him alive in Vallombrosa by night; I saw it, standing among the lotus and hemlock.

    Wylder's Hand

  • The Villa Quarto, as it is usually called, was a more pretentious place and as beautifully located, standing as it does in an ancient garden looking out over Florence toward Vallombrosa and the Chianti hills.

    Mark Twain: A Biography

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