¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Pompei was built upon a ridge or slight elevation of land, as is usual with cities near a body ^of^ water, and it is wonderfull [sic] that Vesuvius should have covered it to a depth of forty or fifty feet, leaving the surrounding ^country^ almost as low as before, perhaps a visitation of Providence upon the City’s iniquitous worship of false gods-
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 The first building that we entered was the “Basilica”, about 200 ft long by half as wide, consisting of an open square surrounded by a colonade [sic] and covered portico. The columns were brick, each brick about an inch thick, wide, and shaped something like the blade of a masons trowel, the sharp point, pointing towards the centre of the column. They were fluted and capped with tuffstone [sic].
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 At one side of this building was a platform for the magistrates, raised four or five feet, underneath which we descended into a cellar room of good highth [sic], where the excavators found two skeletons chained to the wall. Conjecture is active as to the justice or injustice of their imprisonment. No one had time to listen to their appeals.