The White Mountain

The White Mountain

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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. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...Its crystal depths reflect the overhanging trees, and its bright expanse smiles joyously in the sunlight. The very finest trout live in its waters, as though only the choicest and most delicate of fish were suited to inhabit such a pure abode. We cannot help thinking, how the Greek love of the beautiful would have peopled all this region with the creations of its sacred mythology. Even the cold fancy of oeci" dental nature, warms beneath the genial influence, and breaks forth in the most demonstrative admiration. Proceeding along the road, to the southward of the Profile House, about three and a half miles distant from the Hotel, we arrive at Tee Basin. The waters of the Pemigewasset, flowing from Profile Lake, after tumbling in many a beautiful cascade over the rocks that lie in their course, find their way with many meanderings, to this point near the road side. Here they fall over a rocky ledge, a few feet in height, into a deep hollow in the solid granite. The diameter of this rocky basin, formed by the continual action of the water and mingled stones and boulders from above, is about thirty feet in its shortest width, and forty feet in its longest. Its circumference is not far from sixty feet. Its depth, is of such proportions--ordinarily of fifteen feet--as to form a by no means shallow bowl, which is always filled with cold, pure, and pellucid water. On one side, the rocks jut over the mimic depths, forming a dam for the flowing stream, thus producing the most exquisite of waterfalls. The embankment surrounding it, is covered, in the.proper season with green mosses and sweet flowers, with their delieate bells " Tolling their perfume on the passing air." At the other extremity, where the delivered waters, free from their temporary...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236656814
  • 9781236656810