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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Feb 20 Rome 622

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 are hungry for a little genuine Royalty to gaze upon, and the Princess Margurita is a charming advance guard. Lovely amiable and beautifull she is universally beloved, and her bushels of gravel was [sic] enthusiastically received in their faces-

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Occasionally the procession would stop when a fierce encounter would wage between the balconies and those of the carriages immediately in front of them, until they got out of reach-

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 On foot there was also much amusement the details of which we did not always catch from our highth-

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 Men with sacks, would throw hand-fulls into the carriage loads and they with the crowd about them would receive a scoop full in return, also the same from balconies, but these on foot seldom exchanged confetti between themselves- Many ladies on foot found persons behind them industriously sifting it into their necks, men with new clothes suffered, but a plug-hat did not dare appear at all-

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 One very bold trick was to rub a long ostrich feather or something of that sort in the face of every one near, another one (but little used) was throwing flour in the faces and clothing.

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 A lively masker would catch a lady whirl around several times in a jig and pass on, three or four in white would surround one in citizens dress, whirl him and push him.

8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 The tricks were none very serious, none violent, none insulting, but little talking or hooting, no bad language more like the tricks between intimate acquaintances, and however much strangers might be astonished at being thus handled none offered any resistance or appeared angry.

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