Collections Historical & Archaeological Relating to Montgomeryshire Volume 4

Collections Historical & Archaeological Relating to Montgomeryshire Volume 4

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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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...to issue through a natural arch of rock worn by the 1 It is reckoned as one of the " seven wonders" of Wnles. Total height of the falls is said to be about two hundred and ninety feet. The remaining six wonders are Snowdon, St. Winifred's well, Overton churchyard, Wrexham church tower, Grcsford bells, and Llangollen bridge. erosive action of water, when again another series of beautiful falls and torrents are formed, "Falling fast from slope to slope With wild infracted course, and lessened roar; It gains a safer bed, and steals at last Along the mazes of the quiet vale." One of the first of Cambria's descriptive poets uttered the following stanza (englyn) in sight of the great cataract; which is often recited by the people at their literary gatherings as one of the best composed of this kind of curious stanzas in the language. "Uchel-gadr rhaiadr dwr ewyn, -hydrwyllt Edrych arno 'n disgyn, Crochwaedd y rhedlif crychwyn, Synu pensyfrdanu dyn."--Dewi Wyn. "The high-seated cascade of watery foam--boldly wild, Man is amazed and astounded; In gazing thereon as it descends, With its hoarse-roaring, white-seething torrent." Geology.1--The strata of these hills belong principally to the group of rocks known among geologists as Lower Silurian, and these are covered on the higher parts of the range by the strata of the Wenlock shale and Denbighshire grits; which form the lower part of the Upper Silurian series of rocks. If the reader will refer to any ordinary geological chart, or elementary book on geology, he will see that these rocks are very ancient, and lie very low down in the series of rocks that compose the earth's crust. The general structure of the hills in which the Tanat, and its tributaries near...show more

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  • Paperback | 162 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 299g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123657236X
  • 9781236572363