, who hesitates yet an instant to believe or obey the cruel command for her exile, produce altogether an effect which places it among the very first pictures in the world.
I was glad to find that the beautiful Hagar was quite fresh in my recollection after an interval of nearly twenty years. . . . .
October 11.—We passed the forenoon in the cathedral, which, in fact, I visit every day; but which we to-day examined in some detail.
It is a magnificent structure, inferior in size only to St. Peter's and St. Paul's, and built of solid marble in all its architecture and ornaments, from the foundation-stone to the pinnacle . . . . . This is precisely one of the buildings where you care nothing about the details, though I must needs say I do not like the doors and windows on the front, or the magnificent granite pillars on the inside of the principal entrance, because they are of Roman architecture and contradict the rest of the fabric.
Still, after all, you do not think of these incon