¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Beside our ship are a score of small boats bobbing around, each holding a man or boy appealing for a job- We take one, and go ashore, a mile, past the long row of ships prows, anchored close beside each other, past the old fort, into the slip which encircles the custom-house where we run among scores of small boats and noisy boatmen. Land near the Hotel Washington, with two or three more Hotels in sight, not particularly inviting outwardly, and visit, a few steps away, the colossal marble statue of Ferdinand 1st the base of which is ornamented with four very peculiar statues in bronze, having on each corner a colossal negro manacled, with their arms chained behind them, sitting, all in different attitudes of struggling, good anatomy and spirited, are said to represent Mooris slaves.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Into carriages, we “do” the town. The principal thoroughfares are filled to overflowing with the same idle throng as I have previously mentioned, beggars, idlers, lazzeroni
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 We entered the principal cathedral, beggars on the steps, a blind beggar stationed in the doorway rattling a tin cup suggestively, within, two or three more “go for” us persistently. The heavy gildings and frescoes of the ceiling have been rich, but the whole interior was devoid of symmetry, although, we were all interested in the immense columns of variagated [sic] marble, each a single block.
¶ 6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 Next our coachee reins up before a stone building in which we find the public water-works, a large room, nearly an acre filled with water to a depth of 16ft in which were several rows of square pillars holding up the low massive arches