¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 to such hopes and aspirations as such a personage must have felt. But I trust that I shall be permitted to stay a month and wander to my hearts content among the countless ruins and ^in^ the museums which contain the disentoomed [sic] objects of art of that wonderfull age-
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Before the time of our Savior, “Rome” was a republic. A few years before his birth a military despotism seized the reins of government and the self-made Emperors vied with each other in cruelty daring and architecture.
¶ 6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 During more than four hundred years past there has [sic] been only sixteen Emperors whereas there has been forty eight Popes, the last one Pius 9th having reigned since 1846. The last Emperor was Francis 2nd AD 1792- Who can foretell the next change?-
¶ 7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 The second day of our stay here was Sunday. We had been told that the Carnival would be equally attractive on that day. Fatigued almost to illness we kept closely within our rooms and watched the whole day from our windows for some demonstrations, but with the exception of a general gaiety of equipages and many flags and gay cloths floating from the Corso balconies we saw no carnival. Undoubtedly they enjoyed the rest, after the seven days of rioting already past-