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From an article by Madeleine Beard in the archive of the Latin Mass Society newsletter:
Visiting Seville one traveller wanted to visit the Cathedral. A priest lifted the heavy curtain and ushered her in. Leaving behind the heat and the crowds, she recalled, "My first impression was that of peace. Wherever the eye looked it was delighted; nay more, the mind was soothed and rested." At that time in Seville Cathedral, at its eighty altars, five hundred Masses were said every day. One traveller was forced to admit that on the Continent it was difficult to be insensible to the spirit which pervaded every church, however small. At the Basilica of St. Paul-Outside-the-Walls one English visitor observed the open, airy look communicated by the abundant light falling everywhere on objects of splendour, filling the mind with amazement which defied description. A Doctor of Divinity on entering St. Peter's observed that if the intention of Michaelangelo had been to cause breathlessness, astonishment, an inability to cross the threshold, the silent pointing of a finger towards the High Altar and dome, and to continue that silence while walking from one end of the basilica to the other, then Michaelangelo had been successful.The Hon.Edward Legge wrote in his diary that the spectacle was far too grand to describe. When the golden tints of the Italian sun entered the sanctuary, the evening beams of the dusty sun passing through the high windows, the figures in the paintings seemed to come alive.