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2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 1 the spot where the cross stood. Then he brings from his girdle half a dozen neatly folded packages like Dovers-powders bearing inscriptions in French and Italian and an engraving of the scene of crucifixion, for which he expects a franc each- That sand hole would need an annual eruption and new supply equal to the discharges of Vesuvius to supply the stream of applicants that we saw pouring in there- We invested- Everybody does- – –

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 The far famed “seven hills of Rome” are merely “lumps”, or unevenness in the ground on which the city stands. The houses have swarmed over them like ants over an apple core, so that from an elevation, a stranger can scarcely trace their positions without the use of a map-

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Their names are the Capitoline, Quirinal, Pincio, Viminal, Esquiline, Palatine, Aventine and Caelius, varying in highth from 150 to 180 feet about the level of the sea. The Pincian hill was not included being simply a Villa and promenade on the edge of the city-

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 These hills and the city are surrounded by a circle of low hills up the slopes of which the outskirts climb a little-way, but they were anciently covered with a dense population, now vineyards and villas- Beyond these low hills the city is surrounded by a vast plain, which is again, far away, surrounded by mountains some of them capped with snow-

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 The city is fourteen miles from the Sea connected with it by rail and the River- The latter is about the size of our Cuyahoga, a muddy sluggish stream but little used except for transporting marble, coal oil, and a few necessaries which we have seen unloading from sloops, although it is deep enough for a good sized steamer- The commerce of Rome is trifling-

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