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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 March Rome 688

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 restored-

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Retracing our steps obliquely to the river we find, (across the street from the temple of Vesta before referred to) a well preserved ancient temple showing the hansome columns of three sides, with the massive entablature and frieze in good order. About the 9th century the spaces between the columns were filled up and converted into the christian church of Sante Maria Egiziaca, supposed to be a temple of Fortune

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 A little beyond, sticking to the side of a modern brick house like an excrescence, are the remains of the “house of Rienza” the “last of the Tribunes”. My family had just finished reading Lord Bulwer Lyttens [sic] interesting romance of “Rienzi the last of the Tribunes” and were “right at home” here. A few minutes before, they had been upon the stairway leading up to the Capitol hill between the two Lions where Rienzi was killed by the mob. But there is some doubt about this house, the long inscription not yet having been clearly understood- It is probably the house of Crescentius built in the tenth century, and its [sic] possible that Rienzi lived there during the thirteenth century-

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 It is a strange class of ornamentation. A heavy cornice over the first story with a stone frieze covered with bas-relief figures of animals and men. Below half columns of brick doubtless descending fifteen feet lower than the

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 [House of Rienza- -Temple of Fortune-]

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