My life might have run on quietly towards that ocean where all life is absorbed,--now it may run like a cataract down to a precipice.
These mountains, piercing the blue sky With their eternal cones of ice,-- The torrents dashing from on high, O'er rock, and crag, and precipice,-- Change not, but still remain as ever, Unwasting, deathless, and sublime, And will remain while lightnings quiver, Or stars the hoary summits climb, Or rolls the thunder-chariot of eternal Time.
The meaning in English is--"Avoid to approach an animal suspected of madness, as you would avoid fire or a precipice:--" which I think is a sensible observation.
The Precipice.--A Dungeon in a Desert Island.--Resignation.--The passing Bird.--The browsing Goat.--The bending Tree.--Attempts at Deliverance.
XV WHEN THE DESERT BLOOMS XVI A CHANGE OF MIND XVII THE DOGE SNAPS A RUBBER BAND XVIII ANOTHER STRANGER ARRIVES XIX LOOKING OVER PRECIPICES XX A PUZZLED AMBASSADOR XXI "GOOD-BY, LITTLE RIVERS!"
'I see nothing,' she cried, 'save a few points of rock, and the precipice,--the pit which is below.
The meaning in English is: "Avoid to approach an animal suspected of madness, as you would avoid fire or a precipice,"--which I think is a sensible observation.
The Spire--that "pinnacle perched on a precipice"--with its embosoming trees, as one had so often seen it from the North-Western Railway, while the finger of fate, protruding from the carriage window, pointed it out with--"That's where you will go to school."