Scenes of Wonder and Curiosity in California: Illustrated with Over One Hundred Engravings. A Tourists Guide to the Yo-Semite Valley

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A. Roman, 1870 - 292 halaman
Illustrated with over one hundred engravings, this 19th-century tourist guide to the Yosemite Valley offers a look at tourism in the area in the years before it attained National Park status.

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Halaman 213 - Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, And he bringeth them out of their distresses. He maketh the storm a calm, So that the waves thereof are still.
Halaman 62 - If thou art worn and hard beset With sorrows, that thou wouldst forget, If thou wouldst read a lesson, that will keep Thy heart from fainting and thy soul from sleep, Go to the woods and hills! — No tears Dim the sweet look that Nature wears.
Halaman 176 - Through optic glass the Tuscan artist views At evening from the top of Fesole Or in Valdarno to descry new lands, .Rivers or mountains in her spotty globe; His spear, to equal which the tallest pine Hewn on Norwegian hills to be the mast Of some great ammiral, were but a wand.
Halaman 128 - THE turf shall be my fragrant shrine ; My temple, LORD ! that Arch of thine ; My censer's breath the mountain airs, And silent thoughts my only prayers...
Halaman 10 - God of the forest's solemn shade ! The grandeur of the lonely tree, That wrestles singly with the gale, Lifts up admiring eyes to thee ; But more majestic far they stand, When, side by side, their ranks they form, To wave on high their plumes of green, And fight their battles with the storm.
Halaman 28 - Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; and saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
Halaman 62 - Where rose the mountains, there to him were friends; Where roll'd the ocean, thereon was his home; Where a blue sky and glowing clime extends, He had the passion and the power to roam; The desert, forest, cavern, breaker's foam, Were unto him companionship; they spake A mutual language, clearer than the tome Of his land's tongue, which he would oft forsake For nature's pages glass'd by sunbeams on the lake.
Halaman 213 - O Lord, how manifold are thy works! In wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches." "So is this great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping innumberable, both small and great beasts.
Halaman 213 - They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters ; These see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep.
Halaman 271 - It is completed with the most beautiful drapery of alabaster sterites, of all colors, varying from white to pink-red, overhanging the beholder. Immediately under the pulpit there is a beautiful lake of water, extending to an unknown distance. We thought this all, but, to our great admiration, on arriving at the centre of the first room, we saw an entrance to an inner chamber, still more splendid, two hundred by one hundred feet, with the most beautiful alabaster overhanging, in every possible shape...

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