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2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 The show began at 8 1/2 oclock and although we took our seats at 6 1/2
oclock we were note too early for a good selection. When the Prince
and suite arrived in their pavillion , received with applause and the “Kings
March” from the splendid large band of the National Guard, the show
began with deafening discharges from the large cannon….And then
for one half hour, which was the longest and most crowded half-
hour that I ever experienced, followed the most brilliant display
of fireworks that I ever imagined. In such matters the Romans
excell all the people of the world, bringing in the aid of telegraph
wires to touch off long communications instantaneously,
After the blockade of returning carriages we reached the Costanzi
to find that Alice had slept well through the whole disturbance.
The celebration was in commemoration of the founding of Rome
April 21 753 B.C. During the day the streets were gay
with thousands of flags and banners streaming from windows, and
the military parades of hansomly uniformed troops.
Our next ride with Alice, of nearly three hours, was through
the Porta San Se-
bastiano, and out
upon the ancient Ap-
pian way , or “Via
This highway was
the favorite district
chosen by the ancients
of 1500 to 2000 years
-Ancient tombs on the Appian-way- ago, for the erection

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