¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 covered with Florentine mosaic of the brightest colored marbles in every known shade, flowers, scrolls, geometrical figures, with many large precious stones, many pieces of lapis lazuli larges as my hand, while the panelled [sic] arches overhead are filled with good frescoes-
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 There are eight chapels, four on each side of the nave in square recesses about fifteen feet square, the side-towards the nave open but separated from it by a high iron railing, before each-
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 These Chapels are thoroughly finished in the same elaborate style, with the addition of having several figures, groups, and busts of polished white marble in each, although made during the middle ages when art was at its lowest ebb, they have as elaborate drapery as any marble figures I ever saw and what is unusual they are all polished like a mirror and without defect. No gilding to be seen except on a few picture frames.
¶ 6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 We are gratified to learn, that these miserable leeches, non-producers, who are idly living upon the “swet [sic] of other brows”, are capable of doing something to digest their meals. But the condition of those inlayings [sic] shows them to have been made long ago, and the