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2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 it our duty to brush up a little and join them. Their styles of dress are not unlike our own, many of the promenaders are Americans English French and Germans but the great mass are Italians which we easily discover by their language and physiognomy. I am charmed with their language. It is so soft and musical- It is very apparent that the men are the hansomest.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Amongst this throng are several women who astonish us with their gay colors and bedizzened dresses. They are nurses, generally wide-beamed waddling creatures, wearing the brightest colors of satins and silks, short dresses, all of them trimmed with gold bands gold lace or gold fringe- Generally they have a gold fringe about two or three inches wide on the bottom of a short cape, and a gold band same width on their skirt about a foot from the bottom, each, going around the whole person. One waddler had her whole Corsage made of gold netting. The children with them, are usually dressed rich but plain.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 While we were resting a man stopped before us and touched the gilt sign on his hat, pay for using his chairs, a score of young men in uniform marched in ranking order accompanied by a proffessor [sic] and stopped before us to hear the music. Soon another squad dressed slightly different, down to eight or te years of age filed by on the other side, and before we reached home we had counted ten different styles of uniforms, all boys, each class varying from fifteen to thirty in number, some of them having a Priest for guide.

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 The Horses and carriages are hansome and very numerous. From our windows we can see hundreds of carriages in sight at once. Sometimes the Chiaia is so crowded as to have four abreast for a long distance. A favorite rig for young men is an open small buggy on two wheels drawn by a lively little pony. Occasionally, goes by, light waggons [sic] drawn by four Horses

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