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162v (SM volume 162)


162v (SM volume 162)


April 19. 1780 - Wednesday. / Left Rome with Messrs Holgate / & Pepper (J.Inagmells, Dictionary of British and Irish travellers in Italy, 1701-1800, 1997: George Holgate, c.1740-1803, tutor to Michael Pepper) - visited the Caparole (Villa Farnese, Caprarola near Viterbo. Originally a fortress on a five-sided plan begun in the 1520s, Giacomo Vignola designed the elevations, circular internal courtyard and circular staircase from 1559 until his death in 1573.), 3 miles / from (blank) singularity of a room / abt 25 feet square vaulted Cielg the / whisper of one Angle heard distinctly / in the other, came to Florence. / Florence, April 23d Sunday Eveng / Paid Mr H. my share of the Expen. / from Rome - 6 Seq[uins] 21P - 3.3.0 / Gave the man who accompd / me to Cap[rarola] & at Cap. 6 P[auls] - 0.3.0 / Pd Meggits bill - at Flor. 21010 - 5.5.0 (Ingamells: Megit, English inn-keeper in Florence, 1777-98) / Mem. Sattin Breeches cost 43P[auls] / No carts are suffered to pass the Ponte di Trinità / The Braccia di Firenze / equal to 1.10.9/10 English (a Florentine braccio is equivalent in length to 1 foot, 10 and 9/10 inches)



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