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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Venice                                                       362

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 neither changing countenance nor ceasing their mumbling.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 The Priests move around in the high Alter [sic] swing their incense and ring the bell for the audience to change the programme, but our guide talks to us “out loud” amongst them.   Here as in other churchs [sic] the old crones dip their fingers in the holy water and follow us begging, through the audience, until we drive them away with a penny.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Near the Frari we visited the Scuola di St. Rocco an expensive building erected in 1517 for conferences of the Brotherhood, filled with large and fine frescoes, one of them is the masterpiece of Tintoretto, his “Crucifixion” painted in 1565, almost 35 ft long.

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 The rooms are surrounded by high blackwalnut wainscotting elaborately carved in bold relief-

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 Thence through the city, across the lagoon, to the island of Murano on the north, crowded with houses but is called a part of Venice, to see the large glass works, were much interested in the various buildings.     Their specialty is colored glass especially Beads of all sizes, flowers, cups, chandeliers +c   The coloring is a secret confided to one man who makes the mixtures, and consigns it to his successer [sic] at his death-   They made for us a couple of colored smelling bottles of different colors showing the whole process, also fine beads out of tiny long slender hollow threads which they draw out of a lump before us-        One of their employees Giacomo Franchini discovered, and died with, the secret of making glass portraits\

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 [-Piazza St. Marco-       –From St. Marks Cathedral-]

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