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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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Thomas Jefferson: A Chronology of His Thoughts

Thomas Jefferson, Jerry Holmes - History - 2002 - 333 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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Waters of Potowmack

Paul C. Metcalf - History - 2002 - 246 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 ISLE Reader: Ecocriticism, 1993-2003

Michael P. Branch, Scott Slovic - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 360 pages
...and the pastoral scene "through the cleft", reads: 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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Reading the Roots: American Nature Writing Before Walden

Michael P. Branch - Nature - 2004 - 408 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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Slave Country: American Expansion and the Origins of the Deep South

Adam Rothman, Associate Professor of History Adam Rothman - History - 2005 - 296 pages
...Rivers in western Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains: "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 Oxford Handbook of Early American Literature

Kevin J. Hayes - Literary Collections - 2008 - 636 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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RAMBLES IN THE PATH OF THE STEAM-HORSE

ELE ROWEN - 1855
...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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