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1862 Excerpt: ...red as the lip we press In sparkling fancy, while
we drain the bowl; The mellow-tasted burgundy; and, quick As is the
wit it gives, the gay champaigne. Now, by the cool declining year
condens'd, Descend the copious exhalations, check'd As up the
middle slty unseen they stole, And roll the doubling fogs around
the hill. No more the mountain, horrid, vast, sublime, Who pours a
sweep of rivers from his sides, And high between contending
kingdoms rears The rocky long division, (ills the view With great
variety, but in a night Of gathering vapour, from the baffled sense
Sinks dark and dreary. Thence expanding far, The huge dusk,
gradual, swallows up the plain. Vanish the woods: the dim-seen
river seems Sullen and slow to roll the misty wave. E'en in the
height of noon oppress'd, the sun Sheds weak and blunt his
wide-refracted ray; Whence glaring oft, with many a broaden'd orb,
He frights the nations. Indistinct on earth, Seen through the
turbid air, beyond the life Objects appear; and, wilder'd, o'er the
waste The shepherd stalks gigantic. Till at last Wreath'd dun
around, in deeper circles still Successive closing, sits the
general fog Unbounded o'er the world; and, mingling thick, A
formless grey confusion covers all: As when, of old (so sung the
Hebrew bard) Light, uncollected, through the chaos urg'd Its infant
way; nor order yet had drawn His lovely train from out the dubious
gloom. These roving mists, that constant now begin To smoke along
the hilly country, these, With weighty rains, and melted Alpine
snows, The mountain cisterns til , those ample stores Of water,
scoop'd among the hollow rocks, Whence gush the streams, the
ceaseless fountains play, And their unfailing wealth the rivers
draw. Some sages say that, where the numerous wave For ever lashes
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