¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 the extraordinary danger to health. There is a chilling dampness more penetrating than any atmosphere that I have experienced and the Miasm [sic] is well known to be full of dangerous fevers-
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 The bright full moon cast its long weird [sic] shadows around us, lightening up one part and darkening another and when Ma, with a desire to experiment on the echo, broke the deathly silence with a few notes of the ascending scale, like the buglers call issuing from behind you heard [sic], every one was startled expecting to feel the rustling rush of the xx indignant and disturbed denizens of this ghastly quarter, the tens of thousands of the victims to a cruel populace.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 A grand view of light and shade is obtained by walking among the corridors and colonnades on the side towards the moon. Our party kept close together for natural protection (mrs Hoyle with her hansome son and daughter of St Louis accompanied us) as there were formerly robberies and violence in these dark passages, but now there are sentinals at every entrance and we must previously get a written permit which are easily obtained through the Hotel porters-
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 A few rods beyond the Colosseum on the slopes of the esquiline, now a rusty irregular vinyard we visited the extensive ruins of the Baths of Titus, where in A.D. 80 he erected his sumptuous thermae, on the site of the golden place of Nero which had been allowed to decay and be ravaged since his violent death in 68. Titus filled up the lower arches, but in the sixteenth century they were excavated, and we were permitted to trod Neros floors now thirty feet below the surrounding debris xxx which is now tilable lands- A labyrinth of dark passages and rooms generally narrow but very high and in a few the cielings [sic] yet show specimens of fine frescoes which