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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 625 Rome

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 or visa-versa [sic] requires a long stick, consequently in a few minutes, as far as we could see, was a continuous field of waving long- fish poles, which but for the dangling streamers might have been mistaken for a southern reed jungle being prostrated by a hurricane-

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 These tapers are especially brilliant and snapping, like the tar torches on Vesuvius and gave a flickering moving brilliancy to that long street beneath us that I shall long remember.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 But the climax of brilliancy was in the blinding brilliancy of “Roman candles” which in a few minutes burst out from many carriages and many balconies, blue, green, lavender, purple, scarlet -[sic], +c in quick succession, each light burning a minute or more, and waving in defiance of the extinguishers, until half past seven, when our skinned elbows cried enough and we gladly hailed the announcement of “Dinners ready” to have an excuse to leave-

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 At nine oclock a few tapers were yet moving in carriages, the remnants of the commoners, and the hooting and singing again made night hideous to sleepers-

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 Such is the “Carnival”- As silly and childish an amusement as ever a respectable grown person indulged in- Its simply a variety, an opportunity for all classes to throw off all restraint and meet each other unknown to enjoy the discomforture [sic] or amusement of others. To be a child again, to tease at will, with no fear of punishment or recognition- No quarrelling, no drunkenness. Every one recognised the rule that on that ground and in those hours every one must be indulgent or absent-

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 The temptation was great for our children to follow another old rule “while in Rome do as the Romans do” but

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