¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 How we do all pity the poor washerwomen who, apparently entirely ignorant of the benifits [sic] of washboard, tub and stand, are distributed along the river upon their knees slapping the clothes upon stones, rubbing, wringing, rinsing, with hands as red as beets from the water which issues from the snows of the mountains. Hundreds of them, our wash among them. Such is life. Many of them may be seen near here where the newest bridge crosses at the mouth of the River, where the stream runs swiftly through the accumulating sands. The surf is too troublesome to attempt to use that-
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 This bridge a few weeks ago was “pont Napoleon”. Now it is “pont neuf”. Every bridge, street, sign, or otherwise containing any name pertaining to the dynasty of Napoleon 3rd has been changed.
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 My papers and letters having been ordered to Naples I must look elsewhere for my reading. I have subscribed for one week (two Francs) at Viscontis, a large book establishment across the River in the old-town. Go there forenoons, into a large rear room where I always find twenty or more ladies and gentlemen reading the papers from America, England, Italy, France, Switzerland and many other states.