Springs, Water-falls, Sea-bathing Resorts, and Mountain Scenery of the United States and Canada

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J. Disturnell, 1855 - 227 sider
 

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Side 176 - FAINTLY as tolls the evening chime Our voices keep tune and our oars keep time. Soon as the woods on shore look dim, We'll sing at St. Ann's our parting hymn. Row, brothers, row, the stream runs fast, The rapids are near and the daylight's past.
Side 148 - Over this it precipitates itself in an even uninterrupted sheet to the perpendicular depth of fifty feet, whence dashing against the rocky bottom it rushes rapidly down, leaving behind it a spray of the purest foam across the river. The scene which it presented was indeed singularly beautiful, since without any of the wild irregular sublimity of the lower falls, it combined all the regular elegances which the fancy of a painter would select to form a beautiful waterfall.
Side 147 - ... yards of the southern side. Between them and the perpendicular cliff on the south the whole body of water runs with great swiftness. A few small cedars grow near this ridge of rocks, which serves as a barrier to defend a small plain of about three acres, shaded with cottonwood, at the lower extremity of which is a grove of the same...
Side 148 - A few small cedars grow near this ridge of rocks, which serves as a barrier to defend a small plain of about three acres, shaded with cotton-wood, at the lower extremity of which is a grove of the same tree, where are several Indian cabins, of sticks ; below the point of them the river is divided by a large rock, several feet above the surface of the water, and extending down the stream for twenty yards. At the distance of three hundred yards from the same ridge is a second abutment of solid perpendicular...
Side 15 - The stream ran over a series of rocks almost perpendicular, with a course so little broken as to preserve the appearance of a uniform current; and yet so far disturbed as to be perfectly white.
Side 147 - This spray is dissipated into a thousand shapes, sometimes flying up in columns of fifteen or twenty feet, which are then oppressed by larger masses of the white foam, on all which the sun impresses the brightest colors of the rainbow. As it rises from the fall it beats with fury against a ledge of rocks which extend across the river at one hundred and fifty yards from the precipice.
Side 148 - Missouri is suddenly stopped by one shelving rock, which, without a single niche, and with an edge as straight and regular as if formed by art, stretches itself from one side of the river to the other for at least a quarter of a mile.
Side 86 - They unite on a flat below ; then, with a tumultuous foam, veer suddenly down an inclination of rocky steps, whence the whole river is precipitated into a wide, deep, and dark basin, forty feet underneath — mountainous walls rising on each side of the stream nearly two hundred feet — tall hemlocks >and bending cedars extending their branches on the verge above — small shrubbery variegating here and there their stupendous and naked sides. On the right of the basin a charming verdure entirely...
Side 86 - Passing up at the side we mount a grand level on the top, where in dry times the stream retires to \ the right, and opens a wide pavement for a large party to walk abreast. Here a flight of stairs leads up to a house of refreshment, styled the RURAL RETREAT...

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