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2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 present street, going behind the house up a narrow street we find that side much ^better^ preserved and two stories quite complete.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Opposite this house begins the Ponte Rotto (lately replaced by a suspension bridge) the ancient Pons Aurelius Built B.C. 181- of which only a few fragments remain-

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Near the point began the “circus Maximus” extending up the valley between the Palatine and Aventine hills, instituted and patronized by the Emperors, a long oval amphitheatre with stone seats capable of holding one hundred and fifty thousand spectators, used much for chariot racing. It is now a garden and vinyard [sic], maintaining its original depression nearly, but the stone seats are gone–

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 The little garden of our hotel extends part way up the steep slope of the Pincian hill or “monte Pincio” behind us, looking very picturesque with its terraces, cactus, flower pots on the walls, fountain, with walks and shrubbery for the upper back ground. And from the window of my back room where I do my writing lies directly before me a part of the wide road and promenade which ascends the hill, beyond the garden wall, where I see long files of carriages and people ascending and descending from and to that charming resort, the pleasantest and nearest of the promenades and the most frequented, situated on the highest point, on the edge of the city by the wall, and surrounded on two sides by the “strangers quarter” now the best and richest part of the city-

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 Let us go up. We have only to go beyond the next building (the Hotel des Isle Brittanique), turn to the right through a gateway with a statue on each post, curve around to the left behind the fountain of Neptune and the river gods, to the right a few rods, then to the left again, with a plenty

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