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154v (SM volume 162)


154v (SM volume 162)


Friday May 12. Milan / Echo di Simoneta abt 3 miles from Mil. (the Palazzo Simonetta was famous for returning the sound of a pistol shot many times) / Saw the great Theatre &c (? La Scala theatre) & at / Mezzo giorno - agreed with a Voiturin / for 3 Sequins & half buona Mano to / take me to Genoa abt 100 miles / in 2½ days / Lay at Pavia abt (blank) Miles from / Milan famous in history / 2d night at Novi (Novi Ligure) / Novi est la premiere ville des / Etats de Gênes sur cette route - / here begins the Bocchetta (track or road), crossing / nothing but Alps cover'd with pine wood / & highly cultivated vallies & sides of / Mountains - most charmg abt 30 / miles in distance to Campo Marone



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