The Traveller's Guide Through the State of New York, Canada, &c: Embracing a General Discription of the City of New-York; the Hudson River Guide, and the Fashionable Tour to the Springs and Niagara Falls; with Steam-boat, Rail-road, and Stage Routes; Accompanied by Correct Maps (Google eBook)

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J. Disturnell, 1836 - Canada - 71 pages
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Page 56 - Unfathom'd and resistless. God hath set His rainbow on thy forehead, and the cloud Mantled around thy feet. And he doth give Thy voice of thunder power to speak of Him Eternally bidding the lip of man Keep silence and upon thine altar pour Incense of awe-struck praise.
Page 13 - I have never seen the bay of Naples, I can therefore make no comparison, but my imagination is incapable of conceiving any thing of the kind more beautiful than the harbour of New York, Various and lovely are the objects which meet the eye on every side, but the naming them would only be to give a list of words, without conveying the faintest idea, of the scene. I doubt if ever the pencil of Turner could do it justice, bright and glorious as it rose upon us.
Page 55 - ... feet. Now just enlarge your conceptions to these surprising dimensions, and suppose yourself to be recumbent on the projecting rock which I have named, as near the verge as you dare, and I will assist you to look at the objects as they present themselves. You see not now above the cataract the bed of the river ; but you still see the foaming heads of the rapids, like waves of the ocean, hurrying to the precipice ; and over them the light clouds which float on the horizon. Then comes the chute...
Page 62 - ... and all siding, lath, and other sawed stuff, less than one inch thick, carried in boats (except such as is enumerated in rates number 32 and 41), per 1,000 feet per mile, when not weighed,..
Page 7 - York, the commercial emporium of the United States, is situated on New-York Island, (formerly called Manhattan Island,) at the confluence of the Hudson or North River, with the strait called the East River, which connects Long Island Sound with the Atlantic Ocean. It is about equi-distant (or less than twenty miles) from the western extremity of Long Island Sound on the north-east, and the Atlantic Ocean on the south. The City Hall is in Latitude 40", 42', 40", north, and longitude 74, 1', 8",...
Page 55 - Then comes the chuta itself. It is not in the form of the horseshoe; it is not composed of either circular or straight lines ; but it partakes of both ; and throughout it is marked by projections and indentations, which give an amazing variety of form and aspect. With all this variety it is one. It has all the power which is derived from unity, and none of the stiffness which belongs to uniformity. There it falls in one dense awful mass of green waters, unbroken and resistless ; here it is broken...
Page 55 - ... it goes, and before it has reached the pool, it is driven up again by the ascending currents of air. Then there is the deep expanding pool below. Where the waters pitch, all is agitation and foam, so that the foot of the fall is never seen ; and beyond it and away, the waters spread themselves out like a rippling sea of liquid alabaster. This last feature is perfectly unique, and you would think nothing .could add to its exquisite loveliness; but there lies on it, as if they were made for each...
Page 67 - ONEIDA, ONONDAGA, ONTARIO, ORANGE, ORLEANS, OSWEGO, OTSEGO, PUTNAM, QUEENS, RENSSELAER, RICHMOND, ROCKLAND, SARATOGA, SCHENECTADY, SCHOHARIE...
Page 29 - ... mountains on either side of the lake. After passing Isle aux Noix, you have a fine view of the mountain of Chamblay, on the top of which is a lake stored with excellent trout and perch. Having despatched a messenger to Montreal for carriages for ourselves and baggage, we crossed the river to go to a tavern on the east side of the river, about a mile from the fort. The house belongs to Colonel Hazen, and has greatly suffered by the neighborhood of the troops. There is scarcely a whole pane of...
Page 12 - THE BATTERY. This beautiful promenade is situated at the southwest end of the island, and junction of the North and East rivers. and possesses attractions unsurpassed, perhaps, by any other similar place of resort in the world, justly commanding the admiration of every visiter. It is in full view of the bay and surrounding scenery of Long Island, Staten Island. New Jersey, and the islands in the harbor. From no one point can a better idea be formed of the magnitude of the commerce of the city...

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