¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Thence we follow another guide for another “pourboir”, down into the first floor facing the square, and through a long row of finely arched small rooms whose walls are covered with large frescoes, quite old but reasonably good, illustrating the tradition or legend of the Liebulungenlied (love story) of Siegfried, his wife Gunther and the traiter Grunhild who killed his master, very interresting to Allice-[sic] but thats [sic] all, except the hansome variety of inlaid marble floors all different, no furniture.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 1 Thence we take carriages and go to the Gliptothek”, [sic] a hansome marble building in the Grecian style with many statues in nitches [sic] cut into the front and side walls, built for the exhibition of statuary. The finish within is thoroughly marble, floors, walls and casings, polished, cold, and elegant- its domed ceilings and groined arches forming one of the finest set of exhibition halls that I have ever seen. The statuary there dates from the Egyptians, Nineveh, +c to the present generation giving us an excellent chance for studying the progress of the art and all sufficiently modest, but the extent of the display is not in keeping with their liberality in other kinds of art. I was disappointed in finding so few of the present date.
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 1 We came near not gaining admittance. Our third trip to the building, although after advertised hours, found two carriages waiting but still we were kept outside until the illustrious personage cleared out, “The Arch-Bishop [sic] of Canterbury and Suite”