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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Milan                                      334

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 neither English nor French and Henry but little Italian, we send the latter off to the office for another guide who comes, much to the disgust and anger of the first- and, speaking English quite well talks steadily and good humordly [sic] to us until nearly dark, not giving us a hundreth [sic] part of its history-

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Between the two central rows of columns are now hung 26 large paintings about 18ft long each,   not usually kept here, Preparing for their annual celebration Nov 4th of the death of Saint Charles Borromeo the patron saint of Milan, formerly Arch-Bishop of Milan.   These pictures all refer to his doings from his birth until death, in the usual Catholic style, one of which represents his selling of his princely estate and distributing the money to the poor.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 The spirit of St. Charles crops [sic] out all through the Cathedral. In front of the high alter [sic] is an elaborate bronze railing of statuettes +c surrounding a glass window in the floor which serves to give light to the subterranean chapel of St. Charles-

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 We were invited to go down into it (5 francs) which Henry says is a treat as he has been here six times with parties and never got down there but once.   At the cellar our guide awaits while a young Priest takes us in charge with a candle.     In the chapel he lights the half dozen tall candles (3 ft high) on the table before the sarcophagus which held the Saints remains, then slipping on a white jacket he turns a crank & lowers the heavy front pannel [sic] (the whole case being of silver with elaborate bas-relief designs) and displays the casket elaborately made with rock crystal pannels [sic] and silver mouldings [sic], holding the clothed skeleton of St Charles, we see only the black skull

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