« PrécédentContinuer »
A COUNTRY RAMBLE.
There is no absolute necessity to travel into distant lands in search of natural objects to admire. If we must have the arresting, the awful, and the sublime, as a matter of course we must visit Switzerland, gaze on the giant Andes, roam the primeval forests of the western world, or listen to the roar of old Niagara. We must go Mungo Parking into African deserts, or accompany Ross and Parry to the accumulated icebergs of the northern pole. We have neither heaven-aspiring mountain, rushing river, thundering cataract, nor sterile desert in England, which may for a moment be compared with those of other lands; but if the simply beautiful.be alone required, we have enough to make our hearts beat with joy, and our eyes sparkle with delight.