What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
active ages ancient animals banks bearing beauty begin breaking building canyons carried caused centuries changes channel character cliff climate construction continued course cover currents cutting deep deposits destroy destruction direct downward drainage earth effect elevation erosion especially existence exposed extends falls fault feet flood flow folds forces formations formed geological glaciers ground hard hills important influence islands known lakes land landscape lateral lava laws leaving less material miles moraine mountain moving Nature ocean origin past perhaps period phenomena plains plants Pleistocene portions present processes produced progress ranges reach region relation result rise river rocks rocky sand sandstone scenery scenic shore showing side slopes slowly snow soft soil storm strata stream surface surrounding terraces things thousands tion topography trees valley varied various vegetation vertical volcanoes waves wind
Page 91 - The ocean old, Centuries old, Strong as youth, and as uncontrolled. Paces restless to and fro, Up and down the sands of gold. His beating heart is not at rest; And far and wide, With ceaseless flow, His beard of snow Heaves with the heaving of his breast.
Page 148 - There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep Sea, and music in its roar: I love not Man the less, but Nature more...
Page 150 - Touched by a light that hath no name, A glory never sung, Aloft on sky and mountain wall Are God's great pictures hung.
Page 85 - Roll on, thou deep and dark blue Ocean, roll ! Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain ; Man marks the earth with ruin, his control Stops with the shore ; upon the watery plain The wrecks are all thy deed...
Page 1 - It is interesting to contemplate a tangled bank, clothed with many plants of many kinds, with birds singing on the bushes, with various insects flitting about, and with worms crawling through the damp earth...
Page 130 - HE clasps the crag with hooked hands ; Close to the sun in lonely lands, Ringed with the azure world, he stands. The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls ; He watches from his mountain walls, And like a thunderbolt he falls.
Page 149 - The mingling tempest weaves its gloom, and still The deluge deepens ; till the fields around Lie sunk, and flatted, in the sordid wave. Sudden, the ditches swell ; the meadows swim.