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are the “flower-girls”. large, ill proportioned, ugly and disgusting women who rush after the men and insist upon forcing a small bouquet into his button holes , or hands, and then following until they pay two or three pennies- Often picking their pockets- One bright eyed boy running beside our carriage knew no English except “g’way go way”. A woman followed me saying “go long, go long” the
extent of her english-
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 The greatest confusion in the streets, or loudest cries, come from the multitude of street peddlars [sic] who go about crying the sale of every thing imaginable even to chairs and tables on their heads, their voices are a long drawn out yell ending with a sudden yelp, very disagreable [sic], and is just as likely to burst out within a foot ^of^ your Ear on the most crowded and fashionable thoroughfare.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Loud talking and violent gesticulating are universal from the lowest to the highest, and often when I stop, thinking the blows must begin at once I find they are only gossiping- And the most angry and loud disputes never leads to blows. They are proverbially cowardly-
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 We have been to the large Royal Palace at Capodimonte, on the hill beyond the via Toledo. While the city Palace seems to have been devoted to pleasures and comforts, this one is only used as a kind of museum filled with Painting, statuary, and Royal presents. Thirty four rooms are filled with paintings, generally large and pleasing pictures in very brilliant colorings, subjects from Roman Grecian mithical [sic] and biblical history- many fine statues and groups in marble and bisque.