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Page 290 - Alpine dangers — a fire of falling stones. The mountain too has a sort of prestige of invincibility which is not without its influence on the mind, and almost leads one to expect to encounter some new and unheard-of source of peril upon it : hence I suppose it is that the dwellers at Zermatt and in Val Tournanche have scarcely been willing to attempt to set foot upon the mountain, and have left the honour of doing so to a native of another district...
Page 159 - CRAS-CROM, an ancient and rude instrument of agriculture in the Highlands, consisting, as its name in Gaelic imports, of a crooked stick shod with iron, with a small projecting bar to rest the foot upon. CRA'SHAW, RICHARD, an English poet, whose devotional strains exhibit imagination of a high order, with great copiousness and beauty of language, was the son of a clergyman in the English Church, and was born in London, at what date is unknown.

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