The Knickerbocker; Or, New-York Monthly Magazine Volume 14

The Knickerbocker; Or, New-York Monthly Magazine Volume 14

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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. 1839 edition. Excerpt: ...the waters rush from the mountains and hurry forth into all the hinds to find the Lord of the Earth; and the flame of the Fire, when it nwakf-s, gazes no more upon the ground, but mounts heavenward to seek the Lord ol Heaven; and here and there tlie Earth has built the great watch-towers of the mountains, and they lift their lu ad far up into the sky, and gaze ever upward and around, to see if the Judge of the World comes not! Thus in Nature herself, without man, there lies a waiting, and hoping, a looking and yearning, after an unknown somewhat. Yes; when, above there, where the mountain lifts its head over all others, that it may be alone with the Clouds and storms of heaven, the lonely eagle looks forth into the gray dawn, to see if the day comes not! when, by the mountain torrent, the brooding laven listens to hear if the chamois is returning from his nightly pasture in the valley; and when the soon uprising sun calls out the spicy odors of the thousand flowers, the Alpine flowers, with heaven's deep blue and the blush of sunset on their leaves; then there awakes in Nature, and the soul of man can see and comprehend it, an expectation and a longing for a future revelation of God's majesty. It awakens, also, when in the fulness of life, field and forest rest at noon, and through the stillness is heard only the song of the grasshopper and the hum of the bee j and when at evening the singing lark, up from the sweet-smelling vineyards ris-s, or in the laier hours of night Oriun puts on his shining armor, to walk forth in the fields of heaven. But in the soul of man alone is this longing changed to certainly, and fulfilled. For lo! the light of the sun and the starB shines through the air, and is nowhere visible and seen; the more

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  • Paperback | 324 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 581g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236922069
  • 9781236922069