9 'T-' IS not my Design here, to give you a com-
J. pleat Hittory of this famous Mountain ;
and much less to dive into the Secrets of its Bow-
els, by a tedious Philosophy, as are all the con-
jectures relating to that Place, which I find to be
only grounded upon some kind of probabilities.
I have already given you an Ingenuous Account '
of the general State of this Mountain, according
to what I tny self have been an Eye-witness of;
but perhaps a short collection of some other Cu-
riosities, that may serve to illustrate it more par-
ticularly, may not be disagreeable to the Rea-
Every one knows that>Fe/ww«j lies near to Na-
ples, in the old Campania, now called I err a di
Lavoro, or Campagna Felice, which is the most
fertile, and molt agreeable Province of all Italy.
It is known to the neighbouring People by the
name of Fefuvio, but they call it more common-
ly Monte di Somma, upon account of a certain
Castle of that Name which was built hard by it.
Ancient Authors give it the Names of Fefuv'Mj
and Fefevus: Sometimes alsj? we meet with Fejju- phjegrrus is
•uius, Fefebius, Fef’at'vus, 'Fejubius, Fesbius, Lesbius, rath-.r an Epi-
Be/pius, Fefuias, & FeJ]ebiss. The Borders of this <’1‘w a
Mountain are in some places very frightful and
barren; but the Land about it, and that but a