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2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 half or two miles to where three churches stand in a large lot near together, celebrated as the place where St Paul was beheaded- One of the churches is quite empty of ornament or furniture, the Guide only pointing to the small lights of glass, circular about four inches in diameter, which were among the first manufactured-

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 The next church contains a fine large mosaic over the alter, and down cellar we are shown the little white cell, about five feet square where St Paul was enclosed before execution, and beside it an iron grating said to cover the opening of the tomb of ten thousand two hundred christian martyrs-

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 The third spot is erected over the spot where St Paul was beheaded when the head fell from the block it jumped three times, and from each spot immediately sprung a spring of running water-

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 Over these three springs are now three elegant alters [sic] (about twenty feet apart) made of different colored marble, fine columns supporting marble roofs and ornaments, marble pannels, and alabaster all polished- With a tin dipper on a handle a yard long the monk dipped water from under one of the alters [sic] and we all drank freely of the good water-

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 In the centre of the nave on the floor is an ancient mosaic of the four seasons well preserved on which we were forbidden to step, about twenty feet square-

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 In a corner protected by an iron lattice- work stands the white marble block about four feet high on which St Paul was executed (rather awkward block) and near the front door is an alto relievo illustrating the execution- St Pauls head lies on the broken column, the executioner with raised axe- and the

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