Chapter 4.30 New York City (continued)
The buildings in this street are mostly handsome granite, freestone and brick. Lots of fine ladies shopping and walking - the New York ladies in elegance of dress and figure, quite surpass the Bostonians - these do not think it genteel to dress handsomely in the street, as one of of them told me this morning at breakfast.
After tea, walked to the Battery. It was certainly a most delightful promenade! Much struck with the size and beauty of the trees. Hundreds of ladies and gentlemen enjoying the lovely evening. Quite surpasses the Boston Common – This however is a bone of contention between the New Yorkers, and Bostonians. Each think their own the finest. The sea view alone would give superiority to the Battery – and then the trees are more noble, appear to have been growing for centuries.
Two of the boarders delighted us with their fine music this evening. The one a German upon the Piano, the other, an Italian, upon the flageolet. The German, one of the handsomest young men I have ever seen is a professor of music. We were all sorry when they finished, as it is not often in a life time, one hears such music. I wanted sadly to ask them for “God Save the Queen”. ... continues on 4.31
 Those brought up in sight of the sea, as we in Yarmouuth, naturally enjoy the Battery