¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 of nearly five thousand souls. The highest point is 1800ft Caprae means the island of Goats. It derives much of its celebrity from its noble occupants of nearly 2000 years ago who then made it a delightfull retreat.
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Empr Augustus founded Palaces, Baths +c there, afterwards the Empr Tiberius, in A D 27 abdicated and retired there, building twelve villas there, in honor of the twelve Gods, living there ten years. As Emperor he was noted for wisdom and propriety but, upon this island, to the astonishment of all, he indulged in the most revolting cruelty and profligacy. A perpendicular cliff 700ft high is pointed out as the place where he cast many victims into the sea.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Napoleon 1st captured it in 1803 butin 1808 was recaptured by Murat. Each one fortified it, and one of the forts is on the summit of the cliff to the right of our steamboat, which I visited with Homer Alice and Julia, the rest, Mr and Mrs C- and Mother Wade preferring the quiet of the deck to their chances amidst the rabble of beggars on shore-
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 But little is left standing of the Roman Villas, Palaces, or baths. Nineteen hundred years of vandalism has done its work- Yet we see traces of walls, acqueducts [sic], passages and roads.
¶ 6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 At 3 PM our steamer whistles to start- and the stragglers hurry off to the small boats, and as usual there are several very slow who, we indignantly decide, ought to be left. Especially one Philadelphia lady who is the last and attracts our attention by surging back and forth amidst the rabble for a quarter of an hour after the last whistle sounds, and afterwards explains that she thought her friends were still on shore and she was determined to say with them “live or die”-