The Mendicants are, for the most part, Pilgrims who have come from considerable distances from the Abennzi Mountains to the holy city, to pray at the shrine of St. Peter, supporting themselves by the way and in Rome by begging. The Mendicant of all countries endeavors to conciliate charity by appealing to the ruling passion of the people whom he addresses. In Italy the proper appeals are peculiarly religious. These beggars trust the repayment of all principal and interest to Providence, yet they prefer the sound of "Loan" to "Gift." The mere shadow of an impossible re-payment, soothes their pride, which results the suspicion of a donation, and the admission of an obligation. [P. 11.]
Art Exhibition at the rooms of the Young Men's Association, in the Athenaeum, Troy. 1858. Troy, N.Y.: C.I. Mac Arthur's Steam Presses, 211 River Street. 1858.