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" Ages ago — who shall say how long — some vast commotion shook the foundations of the island, and bubbling up from sources far away amid the inland hills, a fiery deluge must have rushed down between their ridges, until, escaping from the narrower... "
A Girl's Ride in Iceland - Page 114
by George Harley - 1895 - 180 pages
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Letters from High Latitudes: Being Some Account of a Voyage in the Schooner ...

Frederick Temple Blackwood Marquis of Dufferin and Ava - Arctic regions - 1857 - 428 pages
...broad verdant1 plain of Thingvalla. Ages ago, — who shall say how long, — some vast commotion shook the foundations of the island, and bubbling up from...surface to one vast blackened level. One of two things then occurred : either the vitrified mass contracting as it cooled, — the centre area of fifty square...
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The wonders and beauties of Creation, portrayed by Buffon [and others].

Wonders - 1866
...clothed. IM -J THINGVALLA. 173 " Ages ago — who shall say how long? — some vast commotion shook the foundations of the island, and, bubbling up from...hills, a fiery deluge must have rushed down between itheir ridges, until, escaping from the narrower gorges, it found space to spread itself into one broad...
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Letters from High Latitudes: Being Some Account of a Voyage in 1856 in the ...

Frederick Temple Blackwood Marquis of Dufferin and Ava - Arctic regions - 1867 - 252 pages
...broad verdant1 plain of Thingvalla. Ages ago, — who shall say how long? — some vast commotion shook the foundations of the island, and bubbling up from...an entire district of country, reducing its varied surfaceto one vast blackened level. One of two things then occurred : either the vitrified mass contracting...
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THE POLAR WORLD: A POPUAR DESCRIPTION OF MAN AND NATURE

DR. G. HARTWIG - 1869
...be, and water in the place of fire.*" " Ages ago," says Lord Dufferin, " some vast commotion shoo^ the foundations of the island ; and bubbling up from...surface to one vast blackened level. One of two things then occurred : either, the vitrified mass contracting as it cooled, the centre area of fifty square...
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The Polar World: A Popular Description of Man and Nature in the Arctic and ...

Georg Hartwig - Antarctica - 1869 - 548 pages
...and fissures fifty or sixty feet deep. ' Ages ago,' says Lord Dufierin, ' some vast commotion shook the foundations of the island ; and bubbling up from...surface to one vast blackened level. One of two things then occurred : either the vitrified mass, contracting as it cooled, the centre area of fifty square...
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The Polar and Tropical Worlds: A Description of Man and Nature in the Polar ...

Georg Hartwig - Antarctica - 1871 - 761 pages
...to be, and water in the place of fire." " Ages ago," says Lord Dufferin, " some vast commotion shook the foundations of the island ; and bubbling up from...hills, a fiery deluge must have rushed down between t^eir ridges, until, escaping from the narrower gorges, it found space to spread itself into one broad...
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The Polar and Tropical Worlds: A Description of Man and Nature in the Polar ...

Georg Hartwig - Antarctica - 1872 - 761 pages
...to be, and water in the place of fire." " Ages ago," says Lord Dufferin, " some vast commotion shook the foundations of the island ; and bubbling up from...surface to one vast blackened level. One of two things then occurred : either, . the vitrified mass contracting as it cooled, the centre area of fifty square...
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The wonders and beauties of Creation, portrayed by Buffon [and others].

1875
...measure clothed. H 3 TH1NGVALLA. 173 " Ages ago — who shall say how long? — some vast commotion shook the foundations of the island, and, bubbling up from...surface to one vast blackened level. " One of two things then occurred : either the vitrified mass, contracting as it cooled, the centre area of fifty square...
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Greatest Wonders of the World

Esther Singleton - Curiosities and wonders - 1900 - 366 pages
...inland hills, a fiery deluge must have rushed down between their ridges, until, escaping from the narrow gorges, it found space to spread itself into one broad...surface to one vast blackened level. One of two things then occurred: either the vitrified mass contracting as it cooled,—the centre area of fifty square...
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Wonders of Nature: As Seen and Described by Famous Writers

Esther Singleton - Curiosities and wonders - 1900 - 366 pages
...verdant plain ' of Thingvalla. Ages ago, — who shall say how long, — some vast commotion shook the foundations of the island, and bubbling up from...down between their ridges, until, escaping from the narrow gorges, it found space to spread itself into one broad sheet of molten stone over an entire...
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