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Mountain, Lake, and River (Paperback) Loot Price: R273
Discovery Miles 2 730
Mountain, Lake, and River (Paperback): Nathaniel Parker Willis
Mountain, Lake, and River (Paperback): Nathaniel Parker Willis

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Mountain, Lake, and River (Paperback)

Nathaniel Parker Willis

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1884 Excerpt: ... SABBATH-DAV POINT, LAKE GEORGE. Farewell, ye streets Again I '11 sit On crags to watch the shadows flit; To list the buzzing of the bee, Or branches waving like a sea; To hear far off the cuckoo's note, Or lark's clear carol high afloat, And find a joy in every sound, Of air, the water, or the ground Of fancies full, though fixing nought, And thinking--heedless of my thought. Farewell and in the teeth of care I '11 breathe the buxom mountain air, Feed vision upon dyes and hues That from the hill-top interfuse, White rocks, and lichens born of spray, Dark heather tufts, and mosses gray, Green grass, blue sky, and boulders brown, With amber waters glistening down, And early flowers, blue, white, and pink, That fringe with beauty all the brink. Mackay. THE lovely waters of Lake George are known to the Catholics by the prettier and more appropriate name of Lake Sacrament. Its singular transparency, surpassing that of all other lakes in the world, probably suggested some tradition of its sacredness; and its water was carried to great distances to supply the consecrated fonts. The singular seclusion of its position, far aside from the general current of population, has assisted to preserve its character. Loch Katrine, at the Trosachs, is a miniature likeness of Lake George. It is the only lake in Europe that has at all the same style or degree of beauty. The small green islands, with their abrupt shores; the emerald depths of the water, overshadowed and tinted by the tenderest moss and foliage; the lofty mountains in the background; and the tranquil character of the lake, over which the wind is arrested and rendered powerless by the peaks of the hills and the lofty island summits, --are all points of singular resemblance. Loch Katrine can scarce be called pictur..

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Nathaniel Parker Willis
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 32
ISBN-13: 978-1-235-83602-2
Barcode: 9781235836022
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-235-83602-9

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