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CONTENTS: 1. Italia Rinascente.
XI. The Nemesis of Woman. II. Italy. Mends her Ways.
XII. Catholic Italy. III. Italy sent to School.
XIII. Padre Passaglia. IV. Italy goes to Drill.
XIV. Madonna Immacolata. V. Italy Tried by.Jury.
XV. Protestant Italy.
XVI. Italian Furniture.
XVIII. Places where the Author wrote this Book VIII. Will Italy Gain Venice and Rome?
Nervi with no Sights. IX. Will Italy Lose Naples?
XIX. Peaceful Pisa. X. 'Tis Maseroni himself who now Sings!
XX. Ci-Devant Italy.
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