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53r (SM volume 39)


53r (SM volume 39)


(pencil) in the road from Mola di Gaeta / to Gaeta you see ruins of ancient / edifices some built in the most rude / method & materials, others with more / care, round stones, Lime stone, Tuffa / & Bricks, the Tuffa often reticulated / the bricks preserve their colour - / - Mem - the Sea rises here - / Monday March 15 Immediately after you leave / Mola di Gaeta, the Gardens on both sides the / Road are planted with Oranges & Lemons, / afterwards you come to Myrtle Hedges in abundce / just before you enter Fondi you meet with / Orange Trees, Lemons &c on both sides of / the road - NB. They were carryi gatherg / them -



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