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Facts in Daisy Miller

Facts Examples in Daisy Miller:

Part I

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"a remarkably blue lake--a lake that it behooves every tourist to visit..."   (Part I)

The lake is Lake Geneva. It is situated between Switzerland and France. 

"hornpipe..."   (Part I)

This is a lively folk dance of the British Isles usually accompanied by the playing of a hornpipe, a single-reed wind instrument.

"Simplon..."   (Part I)

Winterbourne is referring to Simplon Pass, a high mountain pass between the Pennine Alps and the Lepontine Alps in Switzerland. This pass connects the cities of Brig, Switzerland, and Domodossola, Italy.

"Calvinism..."   (Part I)

This is a reference to the religious tenets of John Calvin, a theologian and pastor who was a leader in the Protestant Reformation. Calvinism states the absolute power of God, claims that humanity is depraved, and upholds the doctrine of predestination.

"camphor..."   (Part I)

Camphor is a substance with an aromatic smell and is made from the wood or leaves of the camphor tree.

"Geneva..."   (Part I)

Geneva is the capital of Switzerland and the country's second largest city.

"Arch of Constantine..."   (Part II)

The Arch of Constantine is an imperial Roman arch of triumph dedicated in 315 CE to commemorate Constantine's victory in the Battle of Milvian Bridge (312 CE). It is one of three remaining triumphal arches in Rome.

"Caelian Hill..."   (Part II)

This is another one of the Seven Hills of Rome; the site of grand villas built by ancient Romans of great wealth. 

"Palatine..."   (Part II)

Palatine Hill is one of the Seven Hills of Rome found in the most ancient part of the city. It is also the site of the Palace of the Caesars.

"Palace of the Caesars..."   (Part II)

The Palace of the Caesars was once a grant palace but now lies in ruins, having once been the home of Roman emperors.

"Velasquez..."   (Part II)

Diego Rodriquez de Silva y Velazquez (1599–1660) was an important painter and noted portrait artist of the Spanish Golden Age.

"Innocent X..."   (Part II)

Pope Innocent X was the head of the Catholic Church from 1644 until 1655.

"Doria Palace..."   (Part II)

The Palazzo Doria Pamphilj houses the Doria Pamphilj Gallery, a large art collection. 

"St. Peter's..."   (Part II)

St. Peter's Basilica was constructed in the 1500s and is located within Vatican City in Rome.

"Villa Borghese..."   (Part II)

The Villa Borghese is a Roman villa belonging to the Borghese family, an Italian family with ties to the nobility and the papacy dating back to the 1300s. The villa is located in the Villa Borghese gardens on the Pincian Hill.

"Schenectady..."   (Part II)

Schenectady is a historic city in eastern New York state near Albany, the state capital.

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