Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed. Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes. Switzerland and Austria: Vol. XVI. 187679.
Switzerland: Lugano, the Lake
The Church of San Salvador, Seen from the Lake of Lugano
William Wordsworth (17701850)
This church was almost destroyed by lightning a few years ago, but the altar and the image of the patron saint were untouched. The Mount, upon the summit of which the church is built, stands amid the intricacies of the Lake of Lugano; and is, from a hundred points of view, its principal ornament, rising to the height of 2,000 feet, and on one side nearly perpendicular. The ascent is toilsome; but the traveller who performs it will be amply rewarded.