Methodist Review Volume 19

Methodist Review Volume 19

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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. 1837 edition. Excerpt: ...of the heliotrope and solidago species, give this tint to the landscape; at the same time there are many showy and beautiful plants, products of the same season, of less glaring colors. Such are the astres, from the large and beautiful species which displays its rich clustres of blue and purple flowers in the brake, to the small delicately-leaved varieties, seen on the more open grounds. You observe who-le districts covered with the tall and striking flowers of the red or white eupatorium; and everywhere among the long grass, the liatris, or rattle-snake's-master, shoots up, and displays its spike of red flowers. Then there are the exquisite varieties of the gentiana, with their deep blue; and a thousand other flowers, which I cannot undertake to describe. At this season the dwarf sumach, in hollows, and on such parts of the prairie_as have remained untouched by the autumnal fires, becomes a striking feature of the open grounds from the blood-red hue of its leaves and fructification." (Vol. I., p. 126.) The junction of the Mississippi and Missouri: --_ "The 'Father of Waters, ' with his clear bright expanse, and gentle current, is, in fact, swallowed up in the turbid and boiling volume of the 'Mother of Floods, '.as she comes rushing in at right angles upon the central valley, a few miles above St. Louis; and, though it must be allowed that. the southerly course of the Mississippi is preserved even after the point of junction, and the breadth of the latter is three times that of its mighty tributary, yet the attributes of the Lower Mississippi are in fact those of the Missouri. ' ' " No European can form an adequate idea of either of these great rivers, expanded like lakes, while their waters...show more

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  • Paperback | 258 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 467g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236928113
  • 9781236928115