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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Feb Rome 648

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 Angelo inter Nubes”, afterwards superceded [sic] by a statute of an angel in marble, and in 1740 by the present one in bronze-

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 There is a covered passage leading thence to the Vatican through which the present Pope, not long since, saved his life by fleeing from a revolutionary mob to the Castle.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Across the bridge, a half mile beyond we reach the paved Piazza di San Pietro in front of St Peters church, the celebrated colonnades of Bernini, imposing but useless. Each half circle consists of four rows of Doric columns supporting a roof, upon the inside circle of which, on the cornice, stands a row of marble statues heroic size, with a liberal display of “attitudes” and drapery, altogether two hundred and eighty four columns- Eighty eight buttresses, and one hundred and twenty six statues mostly of saints-

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 The columns are immense, but each shaft is composed of, from ten to thirteen blocks unpollished [sic]

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 When such front ornaments of a church are used for schools, offices or something useful I can forgive the extravagance but to be entirely

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 [-Bridge and Castle of San Angelo-]

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