Excerpt from The Mysteries of the Neapolitan Convents: With a Brief Sketch of the Early Life of the Authoress IN writing these Memoirs, it has been my intention to confirm, so far as my experience goes, the reasonableness, and' the justice of the measure w before the Italian government, suppressing monasticism; and, at the same time, to undeceive those, if there remain any, who really believe that these institutions are the asylums of all the religious virtues. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.