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Recreations for Solitary Hours

Note XII.—Page 15

Note XII.—Page 15.

"While o'er th' obstructing rocks the troubled floods
Sprung high t' escape the horrors of th' abyss."

When the river is full, and during a storm, the cascade presents page 75a scene of the wildest grandeur. Instead of the water running down and dashing from one rock to another, the floods roll on with such force as to leap over, clearing the slanting descent altogether, and dash into the foaming gulf. At the under end of this, some huge loose-like rocks lie in the water course, obstructing as it were, the escape of the mass of waters from the over-full basin, over which the water, from the force of the heavy fall, springs with fury, forming as it were a minor cascade, thus giving to the whole a full and grand appearance.