¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 we see by the light of the guides candle on top of a long fish pole. The figures are always small and delicate, Birds, animals, and flying females, like the Pompeian style, and were the only samples of ancient frescoes in existance [sic] until the discovery of Pompeii
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 On the other side of the Colosseum rises the Palatine, a low hill nearly square, quite flat, and containing perhaps fifty acres, where Mr C Jep and I spent half a day rambling among the very extensive ruins which cover the entire hill. Access is permitted only on thursdays. Soldiers guard the main entrance. I think one of the lower buildings is used for barracks.
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 This hill was the principal locality of the imperial palaces, each Emperor altering, amending, changing and adding to the works of his predecessors, until every spot was covered and now no one can make head or tail of their origin- With the exception of the side next to the Forum the ruins are very low or merely foundations.
¶ 6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 The grounds are carefully guarded and cleaned. Every piece is preserved. Every where one sees pieces of columns caps, pedastals [sic], bases, in richly carved marble, broken statuary and fragments of various kinds- A museum in the grounds contains a large variety of scarps yet preserved from the ravages of time and despoilers, all showing that the residences were magnificently furnished
¶ 7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 Among the higher arches yet standing (all brick) is a part of the high bridge which the tyrant Calligula [sic] built reaching across to the Capitoline hill, over the Forum, that he might more easily commune with Jupiter from that temple, whose image on earth he pretended to be-