¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 of bodies, Columns, Cornices, +c, Gods, Goddesses in natural, heroic and colossal sizes. Several sarcophagii covered with alto-relievo complimentary to the defunct and displaying a high state of art in sculpture.
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 One of them, carved on all four sides (much finer than the one here shown) contained the celebrated “Portland vase” now in the British museum, which entirely convinced the antiquarians of the ancient skill in fine crystal and glasswork-
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 One room is called the “room of the dying gladiator” from that celebrated statue which stands in the centre, found in the “gardesn of sallust”- Fine, The right arm was restored by Mike Angelo [sic].
¶ 6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 The next large room contains many interesting figures- In the centre of the room on pedestals are several statues in Egyptian black marble, in a row. Jupiter found near Porto d’anzio, Mercury, Colossal statue of young Hercules found on the aventine hill [sic], Esculapius, and two Centaurs. All fine sculpture especially the Centaurs, where every muscle, vein and anatomical development, are minutely displayed with an astonishing fineness, their men-bodies are colossal but the Horse-bodies are undersize. I have seen nothing finer in