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2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 the mouth of which were thrown secret communications, leading to the arrest of inspected persons, or rivals, whose fate might be surmised but never known-       Inside the doorway we see the opening in the woodwork and the lock, from whence they drew these communications. The chambre, small comparatively, is rich yet severe-   around the room is a single circle of black walnut seats bracketed to the wall, a plain board with the wall for a back, while behind rises a tall black walnut carved wainscotting   resembling high Cupboards, above which and on the walls over head were fine large oil paintings.   And in one corner a plain black walnut canopy over a small staging a single step from the floor.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 This Palace, unlike the Palaces heretofore visited, is devoid of furniture except the Books and statuary-   The immense rooms are simply picture galleries. Their walls are every where covered, sides and overhead, with the largest frescoes I have ever seen and the best, too- One of them is said to be the largest oil painting in existence, 75 feet long- “Paradise” by Tintoretto.   This room, one of the library rooms, is 154 ft long 75 ft wide and 45 ft high- covered with immense paintings.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 The Book cases are low and the balance of the high walls are covered with oilpaint frescoes. The same style age and tint throughout the Palace- The Library contains 1200 thousand volumes, 20 000 mss. some old and valuable.

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 But I have entered the Palace by a jump into the Bridge of Sighs instead of the regular way through the square paved court, surrounded

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