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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Padua               460

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 Audience celebrated for its great capacity in which 10.000 people have congregated.  According to my pacing it is about 250 feet long, but a great barn of a room, quite empty of furniture its dingy high walls covered with faded frescoes- In it is a “debtors-stone”, a stone stool on a stone platform where the applicant was legally declared bankrupt by his creditors if he would sit there in public without breeches and declare three times that he had no money.The building also contains a library of 70.000 books collected since the 9th century, and a picture gallery, but not of sufficient celebrity to draw heavily on our freezing feet-

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 The adjoining University has formerly been one of the greatest attractions, founded by Emp’ Frederick 2nd in 1238 and at one time boasted of 18000 students.   Its professors enjoy the honor of having elaborate tombs among those in St Antonio church.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Padua has about 50000 inhabitants but has seen better days, at one age it could send 110.000 armed men to the field and must have had a population of 400.000.     Its streets are narrow and torturous.

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 The fronts of buildings project over the sidewalks forming arcades and arches innumerable and darkening the streets.The citizens are thoroughly Italian, and between their noisy street singing, and the insupportable din of church bells beginning before daylight, it is not an agreable [sic] place for a quiet nap, but our Hotel is well kept and an agreable [sic] contrast to Verona.

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 About the only draught animals to be seen are very small Donkeys hitched to very large carts-

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 Cloudy all day and as we go to the 6 P.M. Train for Ferrara it begins to snow.

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