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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 696 Rome

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 large hansome Palace adjoining, has been occupied by the conquerors and now holds the Crown Princes [sic] family and suite- and one afternoon while riding out with the ladies we drove up ostensibly to closely admire the statuary and large granite basin of the fountain below, but really to await the exit of the Princess and her suite in carriages- In a minute or two an official approached and very politely requested us to move farther away.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 The hansome Egyptian obelisk once stood before the ancient Mausoleum of Augustus- The two colossal groups of the Horse-tamers formerly ornamented the Baths of Constantine and have never been covered. Sixteen hundred years of exposure has failed to decimate them, and with the exception of rather short ears I did not notice any mutilations

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Having several times ridden through the charming Park of the Villa Borghese, adjoining the city wall beyond the Pincian, we watched for the day (Friday’s) on which the little Palace within the grounds were accessible and found there several large rooms filled with valuable relics and beautiful works of art.

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 The lower saloon has half of its floor “prohibited” by the railings surrounding five large mosaics (8 x 20 feet each)

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 [-Piazza di Monte Cavallo-]

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