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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Feb 22 Rome 630

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 speculation and imagination regarding the causes of the decline of this ^once^ mighty people.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Can the “Father of our Country” on this, his birth day, foretell to us whether our great republic will ever reach this point, that progressive tourists, from young and progressive nations may ramble among its ruins and speculate as to its errors-? No. No. Our printed histories and superior genius will ever hold before us a warning voice. Yet, our beautifull country is full of scheming and soulless politicians who even now are daily placing our institutions, our very existence, in peril by their thirst for personal aggrandisement and power

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Just before reaching the Gate San Paolo we stop before the ancient “Temple of Vesta”, now called the Temple of Hercules Victor, and used as a chapel (St Maria del Sole)- It is a circular shaped structure surrounded by twenty fluted corinthian Columns well preserved considering its antiquity of nineteen hundred years- The present roof is modern and temporary-

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 We pass through the old Roman wall by the “Porta San Paolo” (Gate of St. Paul) and a few rods beyond the pyramid of Cestius, standing on the edge of the protestant cemetery. It was built and occupied as the tomb of Caius Cestius who was,

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 [-Porta San Paolo-]

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