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and amused some children and grown people very well.
Such an exhibition would not have been thought very princely in Paris or London, nor very remarkable anywhere; but the good-nature of the Romans is satisfied with very small entertainment.
March 3.—. . . . . In the afternoon we went to Overbeck's atelier. . . . . He had little to show us, except the cartoon for a large picture, which is to be an allegory on art, and is full of his deep meanings.
I saw nothing, however, better than his Christ entering Jerusalem, the original of which I saw here almost twenty years ago, and which is now at Lubeck.
He himself is gentle, mild, and interesting, beginning to grow old. . . . . In the evening the Sismondis, with Miss Alien, made us a long and very agreeable visit, uninvited.
He is growing old, and has given up his Histoire des Francais from weariness, and seems disposed to seek, hereafter, chiefly for comfort and rest.
He cares, he says, nothing about the arts, and therefore looks, e