¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 drives of the Roman bon-ton, and here as at Naples, there is much display in elegant carriages and fine Horses with liveried servants, beyond anything attempted in our glorious republican America-
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Down the Corso, south, then to the right around a long bend in the river took us to the bridge San Angelo built by Hadrian AD 136 to connect his tomb with the city- In 1688 it was decorated with ten colossal female statues in all sorts of attitudes, each once holding some article used in the crucifixion, cross, spear, sponge, crown of thorns, +c generally with wings, and the whole in questionable taste.
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 The bridge leads directly towards the huge family tomb of Hadrian, built of travertine and once rich with statuary, but, turned into a fortress by the Goths and the statues hurled upon the besiegers-
¶ 6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 It is said that during the severe plague Gregory the great whilst conducting a procession to the Castle to pray for its discontinuance, beheld the Arch angel Michael sheathing his sword. In commemoration of that Vision Pope Boniface 4th erected a chapel on the summit called “San