¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Occasionally a tambourine, ball, or guitar would go by on foot, but altogether I was disappointed at finding so little variety or originality of display- The charactures [sic] on foot were scarcely worth mentioning excepting clowns, Devils, big noses +c And the numbers of costumes on foot were less than I expected.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Looking each way up and down street, a dense mass of people in citizens dress (mostly commoners) were surging, through which white maskers singly and in groups were forcing their way like raisins in a plumb [sic] pudding not numerous but interresting
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 The Horse, slowly walking, bore the pelting much firmer than I would suppose, but occasionally a team would becom [sic] unmanagable [sic] and be led out by a side street-
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It was understood, that a Horse race without riders would take place at half past five oclock, and we continually wondered how they would find a passage through that crowd in such a narrow street, but they did it- At half past four the aforesaid series of cannons fired a round notifying them to prepare to close- At five, another round to clear the streets of carriages, and the centre of people- The military then marched through which ^made a^ passage, only temporary for the dense crowd soon filled up again. Then the military returned in two files, halted and separated backwards leaving a passage between which the officers, assisted by the mounted police managed to keep tolerably clear. At half past five, another round gave the signal to start, when thirteen fine fleet racers with slim bodies and long