|

Page 584

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Feb 8 Naples 584

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 and enciente. The other two were said to be Mother and Daughter, the mother lying composed on her side but the Daughter close by her, evidently died in great agony. She was lying on her face with her hands drawn up to shield it and with the left foot drawn up.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 How sudden xx must have been their destruction to have caught and held them in these spasmodic positions- Nothing about Pompei [sic] makes us more painfully appreciate the awfull [sic] fate of these rich and gay Romans in the highth [sic] of their glory.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 The quarter part of the thirty thousand citi^zens^ were allowed to escape, but from the bones and imprints found, it has been estimated that several hundred perished, many with bags of money, silverware and valuables by them, showing that they had delayed or returned for wealth and perished in the attempt-

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 The aged, the sick and infirm, the prisoners, and such like might be easily caught-

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 In a bedroom of a private house we look through its latticed doorway and see a skeleton lying in a corner on its side, just as it was caught the lava only having been cut away sufficiently to expose it without entirely freeing it.

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 By the Herculaneum gate a Roman solder was found upright at his post with his xxxx weapon in hand, verifying the saying, that a Roman sentinel never leaves his post without orders.

8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 The unfinished ^state of the ^ public buildings was from the destructive earthquake of AD 63, and rebuilt by the consent of the Roman senate and liberality of the Pompeians.

9 Leave a comment on paragraph 9 0 The last eruption AD Aug 24th 79 began with a shower of ashes to the-depth of three feet, followed by a

Page 589

Source: http://wadetravels.org/?page_id=1695