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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 361                                Venice

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 banker, on the right of the Grand Canal, a little above the Hotel Europa, where we see the last work of the Great Canova, the colossal statues of Ajax and Hector, for which A T (?) Stewart of NY is said to have offered $200.000. This banker gave $25000 for them.   We have now seen Canovas first and last, since he was a boy working at 20 cents per day-

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Thence to the Frari church built 500 years ago, plain brick front. Within, it is large and expensively furnished. The first chapel to the right contains the marble tomb of Titian, a large elaborate affair, covered with life-sized figures of groups, representing sculpture, painting, architecture, +c. And his own statute in the centre.   On the opposite side of the church is the tomb of Canova where only his heart is buried-   Canova designed it for Titian, but his pupils erected it for himself-   The blackwalnut carved and inlaid stalls cost thirty years labor. The side chapels are all expensively ornamented with columns and statuary.  In front of one of the chapels, is a modern addition, a wax madonna and child. Each elegantly dressed in heavy brocade silk and lace collars, xxx The virgin in addition had a double string of pearls on her neck, a trailing lace vail [sic], and a boquet [sic] of flowers tied with a red ribbon, sitting on a Kind of throne about the highth of ones head. In the right wing, a large room entered by a small door, are five bas-reliefs in marble.   Three of the largest are excellent- Beside this church is the building which contains the Venetian library, about two hundred rooms, containing about fourteen million volumes. The Venetian Republic lasted fourteen centuries ending in 1797, and one million volumes were added each century-

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Passing out of the church, around and between small groups of devotees on their Knees looking at some alter [sic] or madonna before them with sad face, and lip moving rapidly, they revolve their heads as we pass, eyeing our dress from head to foot

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