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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Feb Rome 654

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 pilasters and columbs (sic) gives a rich effect, like Florentine mosaic-

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 1 Over nearly all of the alters [sic] are very large mosaic tableaux of great merit that require close inspection to discover that they are really not painted- One of them represent [sic] Marys first visit to the Temple with a white Dove and olive branch in her arms- so the wall around that chapel has several bas reliefs about the highth of my head, each one the same, of a white Dove about the size and grace of a Goose. Thats all very well for that chapel, but when I afterwards found the same all around the church in scores of places I decided that was not “all right on the Goose”.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 On all of the papal tombs are marble statues of the Popes. All of them are sitting, and all very graciously extending the right hand in the attitude of blessing.

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 The space beyond the high alter [sic] is more than one third as long as from it to the front doors- –

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 In the arm of the cross could sit the largest church in Cleveland- Around the sides of these arms, are double barrelled [sic] confessionals, neatly built of walnut, having three openings in the front. The central for the priest, and one each side for the Sinners. Each building, for a different language, and in one arm I counted eleven different languages, (neatly spicified [sic] over the door of the priest-)-

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 In this grand and beautiful church there are no seats.

8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 The above trip was on Friday, the day on which visitors are admitted into the Villa Doria Pamfili on the summit of the hills

9 Leave a comment on paragraph 9 0 [-Confessional-]

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