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" ... that in this place particularly they have been dammed up by the Blue Ridge of mountains, and have formed an ocean which filled the whole valley ; that continuing to rise they have at length broken over at this spot, and have torn the mountain down... "
Notes on the State of Virginia - Page 25
by Thomas Jefferson - 1801 - 492 pages
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Prose and Poetry of the Revolution: The Establishment of the Nation

Frederick Clarke Prescott, John Herbert Nelson - American literature - 1925 - 266 pages
...mountain, rend it asunder, and pass off to the sea. The first glance of this scene hurries our senses into the opinion that this earth has been created in time, that the mountains were formed first, that the rivers began to flow afterwards, that in this place particularly they have been dammed...
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Jefferson Himself: The Personal Narrative of a Many-Sided American

Thomas Jefferson - Biography & Autobiography - 1970 - 384 pages
...mountain, rend it asunder, and pass off to the sea. The first glance of this scene hurries our senses into the opinion that this earth has been created in time, that the mountains were formed first, that the rivers began to flow afterwards, that in this place, particularly, they have been dammed...
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American Incarnation: The Individual, the Nation, and the Continent

Myra Jehlen - Literary Criticism - 1986 - 253 pages
...mountain, rend it asunder, and pass off to the sea. The first glance of this scene hurries our senses into the opinion, that this earth has been created in time, that the mountains were formed first, that the rivers began to flow afterwards, that in this place particularly they have been dammed...
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A Green Sound: Nature Writing from the Living Tradition of Unitarian ...

William Lach - Fiction - 1992 - 53 pages
...mountain, rend it asunder, and pass off to the sea. The first glance of this scene hurries our senses into the opinion, that this earth has been created in time, that the mountains were formed first, that the rivers began to flow afterwards, that in this place particularly they have been dammed...
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Early American Writing

Giles B. Gunn - Fiction - 1994 - 629 pages
...mountain, rend it asunder, and pass off to the sea. The first glance of this scene hurries our senses into the opinion, that this earth has been created in time, that the mountains were formed first, that the rivers began to flow afterwards, that in this place, particularly, they have been dammed...
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The Appalachian Trail Reader

David Emblidge - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 382 pages
...mountain, rend it asunder, and pass off to the sea. The first glance of this scene hurries our senses into the opinion, that this earth has been created in time, that the mountains were formed first, that the rivers began to flow afterwards, that in this place, particularly, they have been dammed...
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Story Line: Exploring the Literature of the Appalachian Trail

Ian Marshall - Literary Collections - 1998 - 284 pages
...the mountain, rend it asunder, and pass off to sea. The first glance of this scene hurries our senses into the opinion, that this earth has been created in time, that the mountains were formed first, that the rivers began to flow afterwards, that in this place, particularly, they have been dammed...
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Hikes in the Mid-Atlantic States: Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York

Glenn Scherer, Don Hopey - Sports & Recreation - 1998 - 371 pages
...mountain, render it asunder and pass off to the sea. The first glance of this scene hurries our senses into the opinion that this earth has been created in time, that the mountains were formed first, that the rivers began to flow afterwards, that in this place particularly ... they have at last...
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From Blue Ridge to Barrier Islands: An Audubon Naturalist Reader

J. Kent Minichiello, Anthony W. White - Nature - 2001 - 328 pages
...mountain, rend it asunder, and pass off to the sea. The first glance of this scene hurries our senses into the opinion, that this earth has been created in time, that the mountains were formed first, that the rivers began to flow afterwards, that in this place particularly they have been dammed...
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Thomas Jefferson and the Rhetoric of Virtue

James L. Golden, Professor Emeritus James L Golden, Alan L. Golden - History - 2002 - 522 pages
...mountain, rend it asunder, and pass off to the sea. The first glance of this scene hurries our senses into the opinion, that this earth has been created in time, that the mountains were formed first, that the rivers began to flow afterwards, that in this place particularly they have been dammed...
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