The Burton Holmes Lectures Volume 6

The Burton Holmes Lectures Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...realize these magnitudes. As Captain Dutton says: "Not only are we deceived, but we are conscious that we are deceived, and yet we cannot conquer the deception. Dimensions mean nothing to the senses, and all that we are conscious of in this respect is a troubled sense of immensity. " At last the roar of waters tells us that our ride is nearly ended, that in four hours we have made our way down to a level to attain which the Colorado has been laboring for ages upon ages. A few rods more and we behold the surging struggles of the great angry prisoner of the canon; and as we dip our fingers in the murky, coffee-colored tide, we feel W Potap yrlgh 1899. byTI"L--GTPcabo, Boston A STORM IN THE cafON the same thrill that comes to him who for the first time stands upon a long-desired mountain-top and holds his hands aloft as if to touch the skies. Strange mountaineering this, where men go down to reach their goal and scale steep cliffs to reach the world of men once more! But as we look around us, we can scarcely realize that we are six thousand feet below the level of the surrounding land. '"e are disappointed to find no striking acme here, as the reward for our fatigue and labor. The descent and ascent are in themselves such mag __ nificent experiences that there is no possibility of a satisfying I '_ culmination at the journey' s I ' end. It is as if we found ourselves in a' region of broken, rocky mountains, carved into strange weird shapes, but not of overpowering size. The effect of being in a canon is here completely lost. The Titanic walls DINNER 1" TH" DEPTHS have shrunk backward and also downward behind the minor buttes and palisades, and we look in vain for the outer limits of the gulf. The...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236742265
  • 9781236742261