Page 605

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 605 Naples

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 many little chapel in the usual square niches or offsetts [sic], and in one of them hung a life-sized savior on the cross dressed in plain red satin gown belted at the waist, his face and hands as black as a negro, looking in the distance like the red-devils which we now see hanging from many balconies, dresses for the masque ball-, to rent-

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 On three sides of the cathedral are large doors leading into three large and elegant chapels, frescoed and ornamented with fine statuary and marble xxx columns, inlayings, +c and each of these chapels have many hansome side alters [sic], and several madonnas in glass cases, always gaudily dressed in silks and satins trimmed with flowers, gold lace and crowns. In one, the infant savior stood up straight on the mothers outstretched hand, dressed in brocade silk covered with gold, wearing a gilt Crown and long black curls, like a wax doll in a long dress.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Such grovelling [sic] superstition amidst such massive architecture- Always chilling marble floors and no seats, leaving us free to roam at will among the great columns and chapels like an outdoor arcade-

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 Christianity—

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 What a multitude of street hacks or Cabs infests Naples. Filthy rackety things with drivers to match- And they are so urgent persisting and annoying in their demands for a job- driving in front of you in the street wherever you attempt to cross, driving along the sidewalk calling, whistling, yelling, or cracking their whips at you until several negatives assures them you dont want a Cab- And the flower sellers are even more annoying such numbers and persistency. An immense bouquet of an hundred rosebuds and several
camilias [sic] can be bought for ten cents- but the greatest nuisances

Page 610

Source: https://wadetravels.org/?page_id=1742