¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 with the exterior, not much like a Palace- One of the most powerful of its occupants was Duke Alphonso 2nd (died 1612) childless, with whom the family ended- We saw the room of his younger sister Leonora ceiling arched, and covered with fine frescoes by Titian and Dosso Dossi the walls covered with orange and gold colored Gobelin, chairs guilt [sic] and covered with fine needly work by her fair hands, the floor covered with an inappropriate rag-carpet-
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Next door to our Hotel we visited the Hospital of St Anne where it is said the poet Tasso was imprisoned seven years ending 1586, by Alphonso, in consequence of his passion for Leonora. Byrons [sic] name nearly effaced was shown to us in the little cell-
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 This miserable old rathole of a city has an elegant theatre, one of the richest in Italy. Five stories of loges richly and tastily [sic] gilded and frescoed finer than any I have seen in America.
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 The people look dreadfully poor and dirty, slouched hats, black eyes, dark skins, and long cloaks with one corner thrown over the left shoulder. Beggars innumerable- And their houses have a suspicious aspect. Every one, of every description, has the windows of the lower stories covered with iron bars-
¶ 6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 At 115 P.M. We are glad to find ourselves again in the train headed South. Through flat country covered with mulberry orchards and ditches covered with snow, we rect [sic] at 215 P.M. The large city of Boulogne where we hope to find time to stop a couple of days next spring. Three quarters of an hour of disagreable [sic] delay among the dirty soldiers in the depot, change cars and at 3 P.M. off again for Florence, alltogether [sic], in a first class compartment, broken window, and foot warmer. Grapes Apples and bread for lunch.