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2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 gaiety.   In every picture the prominent personage was his favorite,  the beautiful dancing girl Barbarina.   Her portrait life size also hangs there and if the artist has not exaggerated, we can scarcely blame him for his admiration of so beautiful a woman,  although she has more of the wax-doll appearance than that of a noble woman.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 The next room was his music-room where stands his Piano shape of our Grand Piano,  but very much smaller, plain oak frame, small legs, short keyboard.  We touched the Keys it sounded very tin-pan-y.   Upon the Piano, in a glass covered flat box lay some ^sheet^ music, original mss in ink said to have been made by Frederick,  bearing the usual blotted scrawly appearance of original notes.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 The next room was his office containing two writing tables with his tools as he left.  The old woman who was showing us through, opened a drawer and displayed the covers which has been on one of the tables, said to be the one on which he signed and sealed all death warrants,  faded velvet, ragged and thickly covered with spots of wax, which Alice solemnly says, may each be the signal of death.  If those spots could speak what a a bloody history might they not reveal,  the origin of misery to individuals, families, and perhaps nations.     But another reflection breaks in, to lighten the gloom and cast a doubt- perhaps the old woman is mistaken,  probably this sealing- table was more often used to confer honors, offices, titles, commissions and their attendant blessing.  In either case its a valuable relic and the temptation to possess a piece of it  overcomes the

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