satin calm of the river, until we come to a great cliff, and are face to face with a majestic spectacle ; for the sheer face of it rises up to stupendous heights from the river, and the boats on the water look like little flies under its shadow. Its magnetism is such, that one looks at all human objects in its neighbourhood in a new perspective. Three hours yet remain to sunset, and we are only seventeen degrees from the equator, yet the eastern face of the cliff, and all the gardens at its feet, are already deprived of light.
In a little while this splendid passage is also of the past ; the ship takes her relentless course, and the great mass of cliff and mountain grows smaller and ever smaller in our wake. Other and stupendous