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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Rome 717

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 or series of rooms connected by wide open arches where we can see a quarter of a mile in a straight line- plainer rooms, the books always contained in wood cupboards tightly enclosed from view without glass and occupying but a very small part of the space. At the left extremity is a stained glass window containing a large and brilliantly draped sitting figure of Pope Pius 9th the work of a Prussian artist- very rich-

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 The greater part of the museum is devoted to ancient relics chiefly statuary, busts (very few groups) sarcophagii [sic], Bath tubs, mosaics and paintings-

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 One of the most celebrated groups is that of the “Laocoon” representing the priest of Neptune fallen upon the sacred alter [sic] on which he was making a sacrifice struggling in the folds of enormous serpents sent against him and his two sons by the wrathful Pallas- It was found in the fifteenth century in a vinyard [sic] amongst the ruins of the baths of Titus, on the Esquiline hill- It was the work of Alexander of Rhodes and his sons Polydorus and Athenadorus-

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 A marvel of art- The three up raised arms were imperfectly restored by modern artists

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 Stands in a small room with no other statues to distract ones attention and there on the hard benches I could

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 [-Laocoon-]

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