Over the Plains, on the Mountains: Or, Kansas, Colorado, and the Rocky Mountains; Agriculturally, Mineralogically and Aesthetically Described

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"Industrial Age" printing Company, 1872 - 262 σελίδες
 

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Σελίδα 239 - What objects are the fountains Of thy happy strain? What fields, or waves, or mountains? What shapes of sky or plain? What love of thine own kind? what ignorance of pain? With thy clear keen joyance Languor cannot be: Shadow of annoyance Never came near thee: Thou lovest — but ne'er knew love's sad satiety.
Σελίδα 210 - I met Murder on the way — He had a mask like Castlereagh — Very smooth he looked, yet grim; Seven blood-hounds followed him: All were fat; and well they might Be in admirable plight, For one by one, and two by two, He tossed them human hearts to chew Which from his wide cloak he drew.
Σελίδα 239 - I know not how thy joy we ever should come near. Better than all measures Of delightful sound, Better than all treasures That in books are found, Thy skill to poet were, thou scorner of the ground ! Teach me half the gladness That thy brain must know, Such harmonious madness From my lips would flow The world should listen then — as I am listening now.
Σελίδα 140 - ... begins to fall in October, and ceases in April, or about the first of May, in the latitude of Denver ; but, as a matter of course, beginning later and ceasing earlier in the southern districts. Although it sometimes, though rarely, reaches a depth of twelve or fourteen inches, yet it passes off almost as rapidly as it comes, seldom remaining longer than twenty-four hours. Even in the valleys which penetrate the first range of mountains in the northern section, this is also the case. Some winters...
Σελίδα 155 - In choosing a home for your consumptive, do not mind the average height of the thermometer or its variations; do not trouble yourself about the mean rainfall ; do not be scientific at all, but find out from somebody's journal how many days were fine enough to go out forenoon and afternoon; that is the test you require, and by that you may be confidently guided.
Σελίδα 140 - ... southern districts. Although it sometimes, though rarely, reaches a depth of twelve or fourteen inches, yet it passes off almost as rapidly as it comes, seldom remaining longer than twenty-four hours. Even in the valleys which penetrate the first range of mountains in the northern section, this is also the case. Some winters but little snow falls during the entire season. As conclusive evidence of this statement, cattle are herded out during the entire winter in all parts of the Territory, such...
Σελίδα 140 - ... first range of mountains in the northern section, this is also the case. Some winters but little snow falls during the entire season. As conclusive evidence of this statement, cattle are herded out during the entire winter in all parts of the Territory, such a thing as preparation for winter-feeding being almost wholly unknown. And yet in the spring they will come out in as good order as those of the States which have been housed and fed day by day. The Mexican horses or bronchos will also winter...
Σελίδα 226 - Pon15 dcrous, broken, and rusted machinery and curious shaped furnaces, whose fires have been extinguished for years,, meet the eye everywhere and chill the hearts of capitalists anxious to invest in the rich mines of these mountains.
Σελίδα 149 - It is convenient to coal both at Erie and Boulder; is supplied with lumber from the mountains, and is well watered.
Σελίδα 54 - The loneliness of the landscape, the sombre appearance of the sky, shut out by the thick haze, seemed to grow oppressive and to excite a vague, indefinite feeling of anxiety, akin to fear. I looked out, the pall of darkness had settled on the plain. In front was our engine, like a monster, breathing smoke and flame, giving a lurid tint to the thick haze, but all else was impenetrable gloom and darkness. I felt as though we had left the coasts of light, and Milton's description of the arch fiend's...

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