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" Though the sides of this bridge are provided in some parts with a parapet of fixed rocks, yet few men have resolution to walk to them, and look over into the abyss. You involuntarily fall on your hands and feet, creep to the parapet, and peep over it.... "
The Monthly Magazine - Seite 244
1808
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The Appalachian Trail Reader

David Emblidge - 1996 - 382 Seiten
...the cord of the arch, is many times longer than the transverse. Though the sides of this bridge are provided in some parts with a parapet of fixed rocks,...into the abyss. You involuntarily fall on your hands and feet, creep to the parapet, and peep over it. Looking down from this height about a minute, gave...
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From Blue Ridge to Barrier Islands: An Audubon Naturalist Reader

J. Kent Minichiello, Anthony W. White - 2001 - 328 Seiten
...is many times longer than the semi-axis which gives it's height. Though the sides of this bridge are provided in some parts with a parapet of fixed rocks,...into the abyss. You involuntarily fall on your hands and feet, creep to the parapet and peep over it. Looking down from this height about a minute, gave...
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The Body Politic: Foundings, Citizenship, and Difference in the American ...

Catherine A. Holland - 2001 - 196 Seiten
...40 feet . . ."). The tone of the passage then shifts abruptly: Though the sides of this bridge are provided in some parts with a parapet of fixed rocks,...into the abyss. You involuntarily fall on your hands and feet, creep to the parapet and peep over it. Looking down from this height about a minute, gave...
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The Body Politic: Foundings, Citizenship, and Difference in the American ...

Catherine A. Holland - 2001 - 196 Seiten
...abruptly: Though the sides of this bridge are provided in some parts with a paraper of fixed rocks, yer few men have resolution to walk to them and look over...into the abyss. You involuntarily fall on your hands and feer, creep to the paraper and peep over it. Looking down from this height about a minure, gave...
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Thomas Jefferson: A Chronology of His Thoughts

Thomas Jefferson, Jerry Holmes - 2002 - 333 Seiten
...the cord of the arch, is many times longer than the transverse. Though the sides of this bridge are provided in some parts with a parapet of fixed rocks,...into the abyss. You involuntarily fall on your hands and feet, creep to the parapet and peep over it. Looking down from this height about a minute, gave...
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Environmentalism: Critical Concepts, Band 2

David Pepper, Frank Webster, George Revill - 2003 - 608 Seiten
...sides of this bridge are provided in some parts with a parapet of fixed rocks, yet few men have the resolution to walk to them, and look over into the abyss. You involuntarily fall on your hands and feet, creep to the parapet of fixed rocks, and peep over it. Looking down from this height about...
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Reading the Roots: American Nature Writing Before Walden

Michael P. Branch - 2004 - 408 Seiten
...many times longer than the (semi-axis which gives its height). Though the sides of this bridge are provided in some parts with a parapet of fixed rocks,...into the abyss. You involuntarily fall on your hands and feet, creep to the parapet and peep over it. Looking down from this height about a minute, gave...
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Light and Liberty: Reflections on the Pursuit of Happiness

Thomas Jefferson - 2004 - 176 Seiten
...residue, with the hill on both sides, is one solid rock of lime-stone. Though the sides of this bridge are provided in some parts with a parapet of fixed rocks,...into the abyss. You involuntarily fall on your hands and feet, creep to the parapet, Nature's Beauty . 39 and peep over it. Looking down from this height...
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Enlightened Republicanism: A Study of Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia

David Tucker - 2008 - 159 Seiten
...changes abruptly. Jefferson leaves measurement and geometry behind. Though the sides of this bridge are provided in some parts with a parapet of fixed rocks,...into the abyss. You involuntarily fall on your hands and feet, creep to the parapet and peep over it. Looking down from this height about a minute gave...
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The Oxford Handbook of Early American Literature

Kevin J. Hayes - 2008 - 636 Seiten
...conveys what it felt like to crawl atop it and gaze downward: "Though the sides of this bridge are provided in some parts with a parapet of fixed rocks,...into the abyss. You involuntarily fall on your hands and feet, creep to the parapet and peep over it. Looking down from this height about a minute, gave...
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