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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 535 Naples

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 carriages are numerous, to supply the foreign demand and that of the Neapolitan high life, the mass of the people take to carts drawn by the oddest, poorest, queerest lot of Donkeys Horses or oxen that one can imagine.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 This coast road is a wide street, a rarity in Naples. For many miles it runs out of own town into another like a continuous city. An omnibus line with dity [sic] omnibus’s makes regular trips, but the common people cant afford such luxuries. They have a style of public omnibus on the cart principle where they are more at home, and cheaper served. Large wheels, light rack seats, drawn by a Horse which is constantly whipped to his liveliest gate, distancing nearly everything on the road- Into and onto these carts pile an indifferent indefinite number, many of them standing, I have counted more than a dozen in such a conveyance, with a poor old Horse on a gallop-

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Along this avenue we see every variety of Neapolitan low life- The continuous line of tall houses facing the sea, dirty, irregular, with clothes, rags, bedding and every variety of unsightly cloths hanging from the upper windows, the ground floor occupied for shops of every description all filthy.

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 During the forepart of our ride our sea view was unobstructed. Hundreds of small boats, fishermens yawls, were hauled up on shore close together. Long rows of clothes drying and who among this dirt thrown is to wear them- For a considerable distance one half of the street was torn up and on each side were scores of stone cutters preparing new blocks. In several places we saw squads of stonecutters surrounding a quartette of them playing cards on a stone.

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