One marches continually between walls that are piled into the skies, with their upper
heights broken into a confusion of sublime shapes that gleam white and cold against the background of blue; and here and there one sees a big glacier displaying its grandeurs on the top of a precipice, or a graceful cascade leaping and flashing down the green declivities.
dress of this personage resembled that of his companion in shape, being a long monastic mantle; but the colour, being scarlet, showed that he did not belong to any of the four regular orders of monks.
At the centre of the island there is a chasm about fifty yards in diameter, whence the astronomers descend into a large dome, which is therefore called FLANDONA GAGNOLE, or the astronomer's cave, situated at the depth of a hundred yards beneath the upper
surface of the adamant.
Each carried a strange banner swung from stem to stern above the upper
works, and upon the prow of each was painted some odd device that gleamed in the sunlight and showed plainly even at the distance at which we were from the vessels.
The dugong came within twenty feet of the boat, stopped, sniffed the air briskly with its large nostrils (not pierced at the extremity, but in the upper
part of its muzzle).
Once the tumultuous upheaval of its dispersion was over, the black smoke clung so closely to the ground, even before its precipitation, that fifty feet up in the air, on the roofs and upper
stories of high houses and on great trees, there was a chance of escaping its poison altogether, as was proved even that night at Street Cobham and Ditton.
part of Salmon River was represented as far more eligible, besides being in an excellent beaver country; and thither the captain resolved to bend his course.
WHILE the Astorians were busily occupied in completing their factory and fort, a report was brought to them by an Indian from the upper
part of the river, that a party of thirty white men had appeared on the banks of the Columbia, and were actually building houses at the second rapids.
We must reach the upper
levels of the pits in advance of the flood or we shall never reach them.
By 7 o'clock in the evening, dinner was about over; an hour's promenade on the upper
deck followed; then the gong sounded and a large majority of the party repaired to the after cabin (upper
), a handsome saloon fifty or sixty feet long, for prayers.
On the upper
part of this tank is a platinum tube provided with a stopcock.
He spent a couple of terms with Winks in the Upper