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(1887) [MARC] Author: Viktor Rydberg Translator: Alfred Corning Clark With: Hans Anton Westesson Lindehn
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that are never to be forgotten : the most enchanting
view of the valley of the Tiber, that Rome—so rich in
magic views—possesses ; and besides this, the remarka-
ble church, 5. Pictro in Montorio ; the waterfall of Acqua
Paola, gushing noisily out between antique columns
the Pancrazio gate, in the neighborhood of which, marks
of balls and bombs are still visible, from the treacherous
attack of Louis Bonaparte on Rome, in the year 1849;
the tract between the Pancrazio gate and Belvedere
where Joseph Garibaldi, at the head of an ill-equipped
band of Roman gray-beards men and boys, put the
French army under Oudinot to flight ; and the Villa
Doria-Pamfili, with one of the stateliest parks, and fairest
flower-gardens, in all Italy.
In the middle of the cloister-court, at the church of
S. Pietro in Montorio, stands a small circular temple,
erected by Bramante, and reckoned among the purest
creations of the renaissance of Italian art. Within the
temple is an altar, with a figure of Peter ; and under-
neath, a chapel crypt, in which a monk, by the light of a
lamp ever burning, shows the stranger that hole in the
earth, in which Peter’s cross is said to have stood ; and
is very ready to offer him, as a remembrance of the place,
a few grains of the shining yellow sand which he takes
up out of it. The hole forms, with the nicest exactness,
the centre of the circle of columns, Bramante has thrown
around this spot, hallowed by tradition.
After the death of the apostles, the Christians who
were from the East, assembled—Greeks, Israelites and
Syrians—and agreed that, as Peter and Paul had been
their fellow-countrymen, the East had the first right to
their remains. They took, therefore, the bodies of the

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