The rocky vine-clad cliffs on one side tower almost perpendicularly from their base to the height of at least fifteen hundred feet; while across the vale--in striking contrast to the scenery opposite--grass-grown elevations
rise one above another in blooming terraces.
He assigned a height of 11,400 feet to the maximum elevations
, and reduced the mean of the different altitudes to little more than 2,400 feet.
This circumstance would tempt one to believe that the sulphate of soda is generated in the soil, from the muriate, left on the surface during the slow and recent elevation
of this dry country.
Or, to speak in the fashionable language of the adversaries to the Constitution, will it court the elevation
of "the wealthy and the well-born," to the exclusion and debasement of all the rest of the society?
Let me now ask what circumstance there is in the constitution of the House of Representatives that violates the principles of republican government, or favors the elevation
of the few on the ruins of the many?
Had the elevation
of the parabolic mirror been a few yards higher, none could have lived to tell the tale.
Words were insufficient for the elevation
of his feelings; and he was obliged to walk about the room, while Elizabeth tried to unite civility and truth in a few short sentences.
An alarm Crow Indians Their appearance Mode of approach Their vengeful errand Their curiosity Hostility between the Crows and Blackfeet Loving conduct of the Crows Laramie's Fork First navigation of the Nebraska Great elevation
of the country Rarity of the atmosphere Its effect on the wood-work of wagons Black Hills Their wild and broken scenery Indian dogs Crow trophies Sterile and dreary country Banks of the Sweet Water Buffalo hunting Adventure of Tom Cain the Irish cook
I think that in those days I never forgot the fact of my elevation
for five consecutive minutes.
The situation chosen for the fortified post was on an elevation
facing to the north, with the wide estuary, its sand bars and tumultuous breakers spread out before it, and the promontory of Cape Disappointment, fifteen miles distant, closing the prospect to the left.
We were rapidly approaching the mountains in the South ; but our elevation
was more than sufficient to enable us to pass them in safety.
I make Beauty, therefore--using the word as inclusive of the sublime -- I make Beauty the province of the poem, simply because it is an obvious rule of Art that effects should be made to spring as directly as possible from their causes: -- no one as yet having been weak enough to deny that the peculiar elevation
in question is at least most readily attainable in the poem.