wall and moat which surrounded the city; though the city has now actually outgrown the military strait-jacket by which it was invested.
Some of the best portions are without the walls.
After a considerable walk took breakfast, say at twelve o'clock,—a late one, even for France; and it was a delicious meal, with light wine and coffee clear as amber.
After walking round the city, I dined with Mr. Emerson at his house, whose acquaintance I have made through the introduction of my friend Cleveland.
Our hour was between six and seven o'clock; stayed till ten o'clock, and then walked home over the dirty and slippery streets.
The chimes of midnight have this moment sounded from some ancient steeple; and I expect a pleasant sleep in my neat bed, after the confined quarters to which I have been doomed for so many nights.
The chief features which I am able to recognize as distinguishing Havre from an American city are (1), antiquity; (2), dress of women with caps and without bonnets