John L. Stoddard's Lectures

John L. Stoddard's Lectures

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...held firm; and over that the baffled stream now leaps to wreak its vengeance on the weaker foe beneath. Through a colossal gateway of vast height, yet only seventy feet in breadth, falls the entire volume of the Yellowstone River. It seems enraged at being suddenly compressed into that narrow space; for, with a roar of anger and defiance and without an instant's hesitation, it leaps into the yawning gulf in one great flood of da22ling foam. When looked upon from a little dis-tance, a clasp of emerald apparently surmounts it, from which descends a spotless robe of ermine, nearly four hundred feet in length. The lower portion is concealed by clouds of mist, which vainly try to climb the surrounding cliffs, like ghosts of submerged mountains striving to escape from their eternal prison. We ask ourselves instinctively: K. What gives this river its tre m e n d o u s impetus, and causes it to fill the air with diamond-tint-ed spray, and send up to the cliffs a cease-less roar which echoes and reechoes down the canon? How awe-inspiring seems the answer to this question, when we think upon it seriously! THE GREAT FALLS OF THE YELLOWSTONE. UPPER FALLS OF THE YELLOWSTONE. We call it gravitation; but why does it mathematical precision? Who knows? nomena there is a mystery that none can solve. This cataract has a voice. If we could understand it, perhaps we should distinguish, after all, but one word, --God. As for the gorgethrough which this The subtle force which draws this torrent down is the same power that holds the planets in their courses, retains the comets in their fearful paths, and guides the movements of the stellar universe. What is this power? invariably act thus with Behind all such phe m THE CANON FROM BRINK OF FALLS. river flows, imagine if..show more

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  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236587979
  • 9781236587978