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Recreations for Solitary Hours

Note V.—Page 6

Note V.—Page 6.

"They'd gaze around, but with a thoughtless gaze—
Nor seemed they to have pleasure in our wilds."

They who have little taste for romantic scenery, can see nothing in the most picturesque scenes of nature fit to attract their attention, and when placed in such situations, and looking around, it may well be said of them—

They gaze around, but with a thoughtless gaze.

Yet many there are, who, placed in the same situation, are so enraptured with what they see that they even can scarce contain themselves, as the pleasure they feel then rises high beyond expression. This I confess was the case with me when first I visited the place.