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2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 orange and lemon groves, cactus, flowers and rare plants, along the walls where the sea dashed against the rocks are hundred feet or more perpendicularly below us- commanding charming panoramic landscapes in every direction. That there are but four soldiers is not strictly true, as we have seen a couple of dozen scattered around. On our return to the mainland we meet the guard mobile in uniform who have been shooting at a target in the seas, with muskets and with the two 4-pounder Cannons which they are dragging home up the hill. Have seen 20 or 30 large cannons laying unmounted along the ramparts but I think those two drawn by the 50 mobiles are all that are mounted- These guards take turns serving for specified terms, but there are doubtless more soldiers in uniform today than usual- Several laborers are at work making more roads, walks, and masonry- Its a heavy principality-

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Along the main land, east, ascending, with splendid masonry under, around, and above us, roads, bridges, walls, fences, we in a few minutes reach the charming and magnificently ornamented grounds around the Casino- The fences are all of one kind, something like our stairway railings, these banisters are made of pottery, which with the urns and flower pots on top at short intervals make a handsome ornament and durable in this climate-

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 The irregularity of the mountain side occupied by these grounds permit a wide scope for varied ornamentation, terraces and railings at different levels, marble steps, grottos, flower beds and tropical plants, taken in at a glance, forms a harmonious view entirely Italian and irresistable [sic]. Outward charms attract the victims and the interior excitement tempts them to begin a dissipation which in a large majority of cases leads to misery and ruin

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 We discharge our carriages and enter the hansome large building.

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