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154r (SM volume 162)


154r (SM volume 162)


where the Mountains finish & over / contain'd plain of great richness & / fertility of 11 miles in dist[ance] takes / you to the most charmg City of Italy / Genoa - Sunday Eveng May 14th / Pass Palazzo Imperiale (Palazzo delle Famiglia Imperiale, 16th century and later) abt 1½ or 2 / miles from the Gate of the Town / for 6 or 7 miles before you reach / G. Nothing but fine painted houses / on both sides of the Road - every / thing seems enchantment - observe / the Birds eye view of Genoa & Sea / from the summit of the Bocchetta / Mr Caffarena, Ministre de la / Cour de Hesse / Les delices de Spa 2 Tom[es] (this two-volume book on the 'Delights of Spa', a watering-place with hot springs, 22 miles from Liège in Belgium has not been traced. Soane visited Liège on 16 June.)



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