¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 and the last dozen of them carying [sic] an immense Bier covered with a gold embroidered cloth. Behind them followed a score of old men dressed in long blue overcoats. They marched up to the little chapel which is under the right-hand end of this Hotel and the marchers in white went through the ceremony of distributing alms to the old ones behind- Jep went down and saw them enter the chapel- says, when inside, they took off the gold cloth and took out a plain cheap unpainted coffin-
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Another day several companies of infantry marched up the chiaia and placed themselves in line along the gutter presenting arms in plain view from here- Soon a large body of military came from the other direction, marching slowly to solemn music from the large brass band in advance. Behind the first batallion [sic] came the hearse, a large affair on wheels entirely covered with gilding, four brown monks sitting in the four corners within, drawn by four black Horses. Behind the hearsed [sic] came the Horse of the defunct Colonel, covered with a black cloth, led by two grooms, then another batallion [sic]. All of them wore swords and high gilt hats. They were dragoons.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 We at first thought it might be for one of the Princes who were Killed the night before, as follows= A hot headed Neapolitan Prince in a fit of jealousy insulted a German Prince who drew his dirk and stabbed him to death. In falling he had left sufficient strength to draw his own dirk and stab the German through the head, so they “shuffled off” together-