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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Rome 715

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 It was somewhat comical to see the ladies enter and depart with an armfull of Roseries [sic] of every color and kind, hanging and dangling over their arms as they walked, blessed baubles for their servant girls in America—who will spend the balance of their precious lives counting the beads, poor things, an ordinary child might count them in about a minute and half-

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Since the above I got a “permit” for Jep to go with Mr Burrows and Mary Castle- He passed muster all right along with about an hundred others- American curiosity- a desire to see the last gasp of the famous Pope Pius 9th-

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 We have also visited the extensive art galleries of the Vatican which stretch out to the right from St Peters like the handle to a dipper from a third to half a mile in length of plain but substantial architecture-

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 Entering it, from a long hall beginning at the right extremity of the San Pietro colonnade, we notice a queer state of affairs that did not exist a few months since. Among the columns up to the doorway we pass by a squad of Victor Emanuels [sic] guards but are not required to show our pass. At the door we are confronted by a Harlequin guarding the door with a musket

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 [-Vatican Library-]

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