IN spring of youth it was my lot To haunt of the wide earth a spot The which I could not love the less -- So lovely was the loneliness Of a wild lake, with black rock
bound, And the tall pines that tower'd around.
The first is a perpendicular cascade of twenty feet, after which there is a swift descent for a mile, between islands of hard black rock
, to another pitch of eight feet divided by two rocks.
Then do I know that they take the big cut-off, for it is there that Charley McKeon lives where the Black Rock
stands by the trail.
Now we had come to a spot where there is a great rift of black rock
, and the name of that rift is U'Donga-lu-ka- Tatiyana.
However, he did not hurry me, for we stayed near three weeks longer, and then he sent to Chester for a coach to meet us at the Black Rock
, as they call it, over against Liverpool.
It was for the Mediterranean sailors that fair-haired sirens sang among the black rocks
seething in white foam and mysterious voices spoke in the darkness above the moving wave - voices menacing, seductive, or prophetic, like that voice heard at the beginning of the Christian era by the master of an African vessel in the Gulf of Syrta, whose calm nights are full of strange murmurs and flitting shadows.
Between the marble cenotaphs on either hand of the pulpit, the wall which formed its back was adorned with a large painting representing a gallant ship beating against a terrible storm off a lee coast of black rocks
and snowy breakers.
We stood near the edge peering down at the gleam of the breaking water far below us against the black rocks
, and listening to the half-human shout which came booming up with the spray out of the abyss.
eh!" said D'Artagnan, at the aspect of those masses of black rocks
, "these are fortifications which do not stand in need of any engineer to render a landing difficult.
I admired its strange aspect, surrounded by black rocks
upon which its white houses and forts stood in relief.
At this place the waters flowed between grassy banks, planted with enormous bread-fruit trees, whose vast branches interlacing overhead, formed a leafy canopy; near the stream were several smooth black rocks
. One of these, projecting several feet above the surface of the,water, had upon its summit a shallow cavity, which, filled with freshly-gathered leaves, formed a delightful couch.
You might as well expect the river to lie still on the brink of those black rocks
a mile above us, though your own ears tell you that it is tumbling over them at this very moment."