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162r (SM volume 162)


162r (SM volume 162)


Saturday Morng April. 29 / Left Florence & dear Miss S. (perhaps Miss Anna (Nancy) Storace, an opera singer (see P.du Prey, John Soane's architectural education 1753-80, 1977, p.297) agreed with the Voiturin to Padua105 for 1 meal / 5 Seq... / 3 dinrs 8 (sequins) / 2½ Extra Buona M. / 2½ Loss by Roman Seq / 6 Seq - @21P 126 - 3.3.0 / About two miles from Florence turn round / & view Arno's delightful Vale, a bird's eye / view of F. the whole campagna cover'd / with Casina's & fertile in the extreme - / Lay at Pietra mala 32 miles from Florence / All the road present nothing but marks / of fire, the road entirely among the / Appenines & not the least cultivation / about 1½ miles before you come to P.M. / observe the fire about 1 mile from the / road; from here the Appenines begin to divide



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