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2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 From the church, we again glide along lazily up the grand canal, studying the architecture of the different centuries as shown by the Palaces and buildings on either side.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Decayed grandeur, decadence, decline, stare us in the face everywhere throughout the city. Palaces, one after another for miles, many of them yet in good condition, generally displaying an elaboration of carving and two or three stories of columns, but all black and rusty with age and neglect, and its very seldom that any sidewalk is seen between the buildings and the water.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 These aqueous streets make us feel as though we were in a city long since overtaken by a dreadful freshet which submerged every street to within one or two feet of their first floors, washing away every house and wagon-

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 There is not one Horse in Venice. Formerly a Pony was kept as a curiosity in the public garden for the children to play with- There are no cellars below the water line.

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 Venice was begun in the year 400. In the 10th century it put on airs of greatness, and in the 15th century was the centre of European commerce, with a population of 200,000. Had 300 sea vessels and 3000 smaller craft and 45 galleys, employing 36000 sailers [sic], holding

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 [Note] There was space left for a photograph on this with the following written inside the space:

8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 This block should have contained a hansome photography illustrating the fine carving in blackwalnut in the choir of the church of “Sante Marie della Salute”, but the abominable chambermaid took it from the washbowl and threw it away as wastepaper

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