society in Naples.
Archbishop of Tarentum.
Sir William Gell.
society in Rome.
French, Russians, and Portuguese in Rome.
Duchess of Devonshire.
Countess of Albany.
Mr. Ticknor arrived in Rome on the 2d of November, 1817, and left it for the North the 22d of March, 18f grand rout, called a conversazione, or accademia . . . . . Nothing can be more amusing than one of these farrago societies which I have seen at the Duchess of Devonshire's and Count Funchal's, the Portuguese Ambassador,—the east and west, the north and the south, . . . . all brought together to be pushed about a couple of hours winter.
The greatest gayety was among them, and the greatest show, except that made by the diplomatic part of the beau monde. . . . . I went to the Duchess of Devonshire's conversaziones, as to a great exchange, to see who was in Rome, and to meet what is called the world. . . . . The Duchess is a good, respectable woman in her