¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 short square dome are ornamented by four colossal groups of the “Horse” tapner” [sic], copies of the celebrated originals in St. Petersburg. presented by the Emperor of Russia representing four stages from the vicious, to the tamed steed.
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Gov. Curtin informed us that they are the pride of Russia, that the man who designed them spent his whole life upon them and strange to say never made anything worthy of record.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 The “great frescoes” by Cornelius on the walls of the portico, designed by Schinkel representing the history of the civilization of mankind are much spoken of but their faded and worn appearance and