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2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 2 where an attendant advanced to meet us offering to conduct us to the Catacombs. We took a hasty look through the guide book and not finding it mentioned, voted him a humbug and passed on, to the Piazza Barberini in the centre of which is the Fontana del Tritone, a triton on a conch blowing water- Past the Palace Barberini, up the Via di San Basilio where a little sign “Franklin Simmons Sculptor” attracted us into a little marble-shop where we found the proprietor, an american, very courteous, working at a model of Mr Foy of St Louis, excellent, and the finished busts of Mrs Heely, sculptor Story, and Genl Dan Butterfield, demonstrated his high merit-

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 1 His “fancy-piece” now nearly ready for carving is Abidiel from Miltons Paradise lost [sic], at the moment when he is nobly resisting the Devil-

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 On, past the hansome grounds of the Villa Ludovisi, with the extensive hollow on our right, where once lay the gardens and circus of the wealthy Sallust the historian of which only a few brick arches of the outer wall are yet standing, and a few rods more brings us to the city wall at the Parta Salara, deriving its name from the ancient salt mines beyond-

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 We found this gateway being rebuilt, the old one entirely removed, and only passable by pedestrians

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 Going through it soon explained the cause- it had been battered down by the recent attack of Victor Emanuel. In one of the towers yet standing and the wall beside it we saw scores of holes, generally about the size of a bushel basket, many

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 [-Storming the breach-]

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