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#1855: Willa Cather to Elsie Cather, June 11, 1908

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VILLA DORIA PAMPHILI (ROMA) F.&C.218. Dear Elsie1

This is the dome of St. Peters3 from the beautiful Roman gardens from where we first saw it. I never get tired of it and its great portico. I like just to sit by the big fountains and watch the yellow sun light on the great columns. If one listened long enough the fountains would tell one more even than Puck of Pook's Hill4 knew, for it was here that modern Europe5 was made and the modern mind was born. St. Peter's and the Vatican, after all, made us largely what we are.

Willie S. C.
Elsie Margaret Cather1 Red Cloud6 Nebraska Stati Uniti ROMA FERROVIA2 11 6 08 23