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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
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