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: The Open court
: Carus, Paul, 1852-1919 Open Court Publishing company, Chicago
: Religion Religion and science
: Chicago : The Open Court Pub. Co.
: Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
: CARLI: Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois
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f memoir. After remaining thus for aseason their bones are taken apart and each one marked with thename. The different bones are then used to decorate the walls andceiling making all kinds of odd and original designs with them, butas the walls and ceilings are now completely covered the bones arepiled up Hke so much cord wood, the skulls looking out from thecorners. While the decorations are quite ingenious they do not A LETTER FROM ROME. 541 produce a happy or cheerful effect. There are only four or fivemonks left of this peculiar order, and they are old and will soonjoin their brothers. By the decree of the King their death ends theorder. But that ghostly room no doubt will be shown as one of thecuriosities of Rome as long as the walls last, and forever it will beremembered by all who have looked inside its doors. The Pantheon and hundreds of churches throughout Italy areinteresting because of their antiquity, paintings, statuary, and gravesof the noted men and women who rest there.
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SANTA CKOCE OF JERUSALEM. We were at Rome during the Carnival season, and were peltedwith flowers, oranges, and missiles as is their horrible custom. Welooked in at one of the Carnival masked balls, and found it exceed-ingly lively, resembling somewhat our French Ball. The Italians seem to delight in paying all honor to the Kingand Queen and members of the royal family. We had the pleasureof visiting one of the palaces of the late Humberto, and it was re-freshing to leave for a while the musty ruins of old Rome and entera modern dwelling house where did reign supreme, youth, beauty,and culture; where the painting and statuary were modern, fresh 542 THE OPEN COURT. and attractive. Any bright day some of the royal family can beseen driving along the Corso, thousands of people raising theirhats as they pass. Victor Emanuel holds the reverence and love of
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