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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 698 Rome

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 Passing the beautiful fluted parian [sic] marble column which anciently belonged in the Basilican of constance [sic] and the only one which the vandal marble stealers have left of them, we enter the two story portico the upper ceiling of which is covered with colossal mosaics of christ [sic] and half dozen other figures, and the meeting of the two dreamers tracing the plan of the church in the fresh snow.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Within, the first impression is dark cheerless, the flat ceiling giving a stiffness to the architecture, but that is soon forgotten in the wealth of polished marble and valuable stone which surrounds us

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 The form is the Basilica style, with a succession of chapels on each side opening into the outer or side promenades.

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 There are forty beautiful polished columns in the two rows very large and generally made from a single block of white marble excepting four opposite the high alter [sic] which are may of gray granite- but the four columns which support the canopy of the high alter are the grandest, made of porphyry, two feet in diameter by eighteen feet high, polished and twined with gilded leaves. The gilded canopy is surmounted with statuary of Angels- In front of the alter a beautiful railing in variagated [sic] marble surrounds the opening and stairways to a tomb- This opening surrounded by

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 [-San Maria Maggiore-]

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