¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 Raphael. “The crucifixion”, “last supper”, and “Madonna”. The former is very large and we criticised it a long time admiringly. Then, a delightful row upon the lake for an hour with my children, while the lades explored the interior of the town. They returned nearly smothered, the variety of smells was to [sic] great for them and they are ready to move.
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 At 2 1/2 P.M. Mr and Mrs C, Mary, Anna, Jep and I, board the little steamer for a two hours excursion to the southern end of its route. As we withdraw from the village its extended front, compact rear, and outskirts of charming villas dotting the hill sides in the rear afforded a picture which even Mrs C declared was beautiful, but that , “distance lent more enchantment to the view”- With over 5000 inhabitants it shows a little more life than some of its shiftless neighbors.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Down the narrow lake between its high walls, we find the shores more abrupt than any yet seen with a few dilapodated [sic] old villages, wherever a spot can be found large enough for a few houses to rest upon, the splendid masonry tunnels and embankments of the Como highway following the shore to Melide where it crosses upon a half mile of fine high masonry having a few arches near the centre for passing boats, and here our steamer lowered its pipe and passed between two of its abutments with scarcely a yard to spare upon either side.
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 Bissone, Maroggia, Melano, to Capalogo a delapidated [sic] cluster of Lazaroni-shelters, at the extremity, where the boat rests a few minutes unloading a few bags, and we have no desire to leave it but the immensely high perpendicular cliff beside us is inspiring-