to be too stout. There was much kissing and handkerchief shaking in meeting and parting on these journeys as if intended for round-the-world voyages. So demonstrative they are. July 7th. Ran through the School of Art or Academy. Few good paintings, but some fine statuary. Then through the Palace of Count [illegible]. All very fine inside, gloomy out. The Picture Gallery contains some great paintings - Rembrandt, Murillo, Van Dyck, Poussin, Angelo, etc. Thence we went to still another palace and art school. Thence to a Government building containing the gilded and jewelled and painted carriages of the Coronations, etc. Marvellous in shape as well as ornament. Sleighs also and carriages of other days. The broken one in which Alexander was riding when killed. Then in another long hall viewed the harness and saddles. Then 50 or so of the horses in their stalls, beautiful animals, especially
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