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��LIVERPOOL has the advantage of position as the giver of welcome to so many voyagers to. a place of rest. Standing as she does, on a sort of isthmus between the Old and New World, her greeting hand is cordially grasped, and the first glimpse of her dark, green robes, warmly hailed.
In sailing up the Mersey, we were particularly struck by the deep shade of the verdure that surround ed us. To our American eyes, it seemed to have a tint of indigo. The tides in this river rise rapidly, and to the height of twenty feet. Hence, for the protection of commerce, has arisen the necessity of those Docks, whose magnitude astonishes every stranger.
Apart from these, the city, though not strikingly beautiful, possesses many objects of interest. Among these, are the New Cemetery, where we would fain have lingered much longer, had our bespoken time allowed. Our attentive captain, who accompanied us to the Custom-House, facilitating our business there, by his superior knowledge, was anxious that we should also visit the Bazaar and the Town-Hall. The latter has a grand staircase and a fine prospect from its