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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Venice                                    358

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 turn to the right up the Piazzetta one square, (altogether about two of our) squares from the Hotel) and we are before St Marks Cathedral, not as hansome [sic] as some other churches but its age, expense, and history dignify it with the name of “the cathedral.”

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Three or four rods form the front of the cathedral stand three lofty cedar flagstaffs with hansome bronze standards resembling candelabra bases, erected in 1505 to commemorate their subjugation of the Islands of Candia, Morea, & Cyprus, where on feast days they display their banners, but yesterday (3rd) they took them down to store away for winter

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 One of the first things which meets our eyes is the row of four large bronze Horses above the large front door, which have a history. They were long supposed to be the work of a Greek, but now believed to date from the time of Nero. Constantine carried them to Constantinople, from whence the Doge Dandolo brought them to Venice in 1204- In 1797 Napoleon 1st with his reputation for stealing statuary, carried them to Paris to the triumphal arc in the Place Carrousel. In 1815 Emp’ Francis brought them back to Venice

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 The cathedral was begun 900 years ago, finished an hundred years ago later- It is a strange structure in the Byzantine style, to which was added in the 14th century some Gothic additions, and with its lavish

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 [-Bronze Horses-]  

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