¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 entering, first event to that cross a^nd^ gave it a hearty kiss, then touched their foreheads to it- This is from the popular belief that every trip to that cross will grant them twenty days further indulgence-
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 We walked around it, zig-zag-ing through the corridors, among the ten feet-square columns, dens, dungeons, prisons, store rooms, a third of a mile around. Nothing can give one an idea of its immensity. Its floor is about fifteen feet below the street and originally was entered by several steps up- All of the columns and stone work, inside and out, are singularly honeycombed by holes about a half foot square and as deep, occurring at every joint of the stones.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 This is in consequence of the despoilers of the middle ages extracting the (then very valuable) iron clamps with which it had been thought necessary to secure the travertine blocks of which the building was constructed, the loss of which seems to have but little affected its durability.