This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 Excerpt: ...phenomena of the Mer dc Clacc, the moraines, and the scratings on the bed-rock. There is a sort of path from the Crystal Cascade into the ravine, but the best route is by a newly-cleared bridle-path which leaves the Mount-Washington carriageroad about two miles up, and enters by Hermit Lake. One may traverse the ravine, and ascend its head-wall, and reach the top of Mount Washington, in from five to seven hours from the Glen House site. But the best way to enjoy and comprehend the scene is to pass the night in the Appalachian camp near Hermit Lake, with good store of blankets and a roaring fire. Then the sunset, the gloaming, the solemn starlight, even the red glare of the camp-fire and the swift sunrise, add infinite charms to the varying hours. Solitude, a scene of strangeness, a feeling of amazing other-world-ness, fill the soul; and the shop, the study, the boudoir, seem removed by infinite aeons and impassable spaces. Do not take merry men in there to encamp under those majestic clics. Rabelais should not intrude in the Homeric realm. CHAPTER VIII. THE VILLAGES OF THE WESTERN VALLEYS.--BETHLEHEM.--FRANCON1A.--SUGAR HILL.--LITTLETON.--WHITEFIELD AND DALTON.--JEFFERSON HILL.--LANCASTER. BETHLEHEM. On a broad terrace near the summit of the mountainrange which is bounded by the Ammonoosuc and GaleRiver Valleys, facing the cool north and the wide strath which opens into the Connecticut Valley, and so on halfway to Canada, for the St. Lawrence winds to pass through, stands Bethlehem of Coos, which is now one of the foremost summer-resorts of America. There are several villages in the Carolinas which are higher above the sea, but they are lower towards the equator, and also more closely environed by highlands, so that Bethlehem's urgent claims for superior co...
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