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and color, simulating �visible glory� resting on his tomb.     Many flags
hang along the walls, but as Edenshaw said �only one English!�
There are paintings in the Church, and a wax image of a dead
Christ in a sort of glass case, before which women were praying
the figure was revoltingly suggestive of the dissecting room.     Over
the river to the Palais d�Industrie, after a brief visit to the
Champ de Mars, memorable in history.     The Palace is a spa-
cious finish building of stone and glass, but nowise comparable with
the Sydenham one, nor so pretty as the luckless New York edifice,
the failure of which it will rival.     It has no transepts, and
many parts are still unoccupied and unfinished.  Sunday being
a four sous day, the building was pretty well crowded.  Many
of the stalls were fine, and the general effect lively.     In the
rear is a sort of exposition of the Unadmitted, entrance free, with
stalls and other attractions, but whole rows here are untenanted.
Another �Galerie des Beaux Arts,� contains pictures and sculpture.
English painters show very well, as do the noble works of Horace
Vernet, with which I was glad to make better acquaintance than
through the medium of prints and lithographs.         The Champs
Elysees were all alive, open concerts, (wherein some half dozen
gaily dressed women sit en goddess on a raised stage, under a can-
opy, and sing alternately,) swings, shows, merry go-rounds,
air-boats, tumblers &c were in active operation, despite dullish
weather and threatening rain.   We dined at a Palais Royal
restaurant, amid some thirty other groups, took a stroll and
a smoke, looked in toy shops, picture shops, print shops &c, and
then to our hotel; subsequently to a dancing place near the Lux-               
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