Phrases with "mountains"

Langdale, and Little Langdale with Blea Tarn lying in it, form the principal scene of the discourses in the Excursion. The more distant lakes and mountains were often visited and are often alluded to. Wordsworth by F. W. H. Myers [1881]

Guy de Maupassan The circle of mountains seemed to close in behind the boat as she slowly steamed across the azure water which was so transparent that in places the bottom could be seen. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

Robert Louis Stevenson It is among these mountains in the new State of Colorado that the sick man may find, not merely an alleviation of his ailments, but the possibility of an active life and an honest livelihood. Collected Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

The mode by which she was, solitary and unknown, to reach the mountains of Wales, without creating suspicion, or leaving room for conjecture, was no easy matter. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Edith Wharton Yonder, in a fold of those hills,” he added, pointing to the cluster of Euganean mountains just faintly pencilled above the plain, “lies the little fief from which I take my name. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

H. Rider Haggard There is, as I have learned, another way across the mountains that he shall show you. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

Lady Morgan From the ideas I have formed of the primeval grandeur of Ireland, I should almost expect to see a Balbec or Palmyra arising amidst these stupendous mountains and picturesque scenes. The Wild Irish Girl by Lady Morgan [1806]

Robert Louis Stevenson We had not gone many steps along the lane, before the sun, still invisible to me, sent a glow of gold over some cloud mountains that lay ranged along the eastern sky. Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes by Robert Louis Stevenson

Jules Verne One may, without much exaggeration, say that the history of this country is written in gigantic characters of mountains and islands. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

Isabella Bird A runner came in with the news that all caravans are stopped in the Zagros mountains by snow, which has been falling for five days, and that the road is not expected to be open for a fortnight. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

John Lewis Burckhard The chain of mountains seen in the morning was no longer visible. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

Anthony Trollope At the hotels in the New Hampshire mountains it is customary to find black bears chained to poles. North America by Anthony Trollope

F. Scott Fitzgerald It had seemed romantic to George O’Kelly to change the sweep of rivers and the shape of mountains so that life could flourish in the old bad lands of the world where it had never taken root before. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

Whence comes it? Obviously from nowhere — as well say that a range of mountains is higher than the single mountains composing it. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

H.P. Lovecraft Slater raved for upward of fifteen minutes, babbling in his backwoods dialect of green edifices of light, oceans of space, strange music, and shadowy mountains and valleys. Beyond the Wall of Sleep by H.P. Lovecraft [1919]

Arthur Conan Doyle The sun had sunk down behind the distant Griqualand mountains and had left a few bright slashes upon the western sky, which faded slowly from scarlet into pink and from that into the prevailing grey. The Stone of Boxman’s Drift by Arthur Conan Doyle

The mountains seem to appeal to one’s highest feelings. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Arthur Conan Doyle The whole country had been gutted, and vast piles of refuse and mountains of slag suggested the mighty chambers which the labour of man had burrowed beneath. The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle [1900]

This phenomenon of the higher objects and mountains being visible over a dense fog on the shore, is frequent on this side of the Atlantic. Wind also prevails here. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

The mountains wear their habitual livery of black and gold. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

By midday we had reached the range of mountains just mentioned, and were following a well-made track through gloomy but somewhat picturesque scenery. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

George Borrow I walked forth into the market-place, which was crowded with people, I looked up, and could see the peaks of tall black mountains peeping over the tops of the houses. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Mark Twain The Cathedral six or seven miles behind us; vast, dreamy, bluish, snow-clad mountains twenty miles in front of us, — these were the accented points in the scenery. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

John Lewis Burckhard We entered here upon a wide sandy plain, and beyond it crossed, for two hours, a chain of mountains composed of grunstein. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

Gertrude Stein A great many mountains have seas near them. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Miles Franklin If only I had a view of mountains or of the sea in storm, or in sun too calm for waves but glinting like the silver gum leaves in the noonday light, this would be to know wealth despite money poverty. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

It lies on the very last slopes of the Alps, so that whether the visitor has a fancy for mountains or for the smiling beauty of the colline, he may be equally gratified. Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler [1881]

James Payn In the background rose the mountains of Judæa, of the same size and shape as Christmas plum-puddings, with the sun setting luridly in the midst of them, like snapdragon. Mirk Abbey by James Payn [1866]

H. Rider Haggard But it happened that a white man reached this country from over the mountains — perchance he too came ‘from the Stars’— and was well received by the king of that day. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

The mountains would become covered with snow and ice, and their former Alpine inhabitants would descend to the plains. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Jules Verne At the altitude she was there was no obstacle to be feared, no elevated monuments to hinder her passage, no mountains against which there was risk of being shattered in her flight. Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne [1887]

John Lewis Burckhard We again set out after sunset, and marched about three hours farther, through several vallies, until we came to the low mountains called Om Hereyzel (ﻝﺬﻳﺮﺣ ﻡﺃ), where we stopped. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

Jules Verne The speed was not excessive, although there were no rocks ahead, for the mountains marked on the map are of very moderate altitude. Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne [1887]

What do you say? Suppose you try Wales or Scotland, and climb up some of those fine mountains that look so well in winter?” “I should much prefer Feltram. I so wish you would recommend it. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

T. H. Huxley I was informed (credibly, I think) that they were numerous among the mountains in which that river rises, and far north of that. Essays by T. H. Huxley

And then, with a swoop as of eagles on their quarry, the school-children came down upon the mountains of bread-and-butter, and ate their way manfully to the buns and cake. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

John Lewis Burckhard There are also bears, wolves, and stags; the wild boar is met with in all the mountains which I visited in my tour. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Jules Verne Lofty mountains uplifted their arid peaks at this extremity of Nyanza; but, between them, a deep and winding gorge gave exit to a turbulent and foaming river. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

Robert Green Ingersoll A poem is produced by the forces of nature, and is as necessarily and naturally produced as mountains and seas. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

H. G. Wells The mountains were benevolent. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

John Lewis Burckhard The mountains about Kerek are all calcareous, with flint; they abound with petrified shells, and some of the rocks consist entirely of small shells. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

D. H. Lawrence So thrilled that we are well away among the romantic mountains of the south-centre before we realise that there are other passengers besides ourselves in the carriage. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Piled rocks frame it in on either side, and purple mountains close up the distance. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

I would have to penetrate through a hostile country to reach the chain of mountains I speak of, where I know this precious tomb is to be found. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

And He it is who has stretched out the earth and placed therein firm mountains and rivers, and of every fruit has He placed therein two kinds. The Qur'an by translated by E. H. Palmer

Abraham Merri Shin-je it was who strode the mountains and set here his foot. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

John Lewis Burckhard The mountains inclosing this valley (which, before the town was built, the Arabs had named Wady Mekka or Bekka) are from two to five hundred feet in height, completely barren and destitute of trees. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

As you advance towards the mountains of Demerara other species of humming-birds present themselves before you. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

George Meredith The mountains and the valleys scarce had names for her understanding; they were but a scene where the will of her Maker was at work. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

The mountains were capped with mist, and the air smelt raw and chilly. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Willa Cather Will you come?” “You bet we will! You know those mountains by heart, I expect?” said Ed Elliott. She smiled and shook her head. A Lost Lady by Willa Cather [1923]

W. H. Hudson Before many days she disappeared from Yala, and though diligent search was made in the adjacent mountains she could not be found. El Ombú by W. H. Hudson [1902]

Thomas Carlyle Thou, poor reader, in spite of all this melancholy twaddle, and blotting out of Heaven’s sunlight by mountains of horsehair and officiality, hast still a human heart. Latter-Day Pamphlets by Thomas Carlyle

F. Scott Fitzgerald Forty summers I’ve saw the sun come up over those mountains and drop down red as blood in the evening, before the heat drifted off and the stars came out. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

It advanced from behind the mountains of Jura, and the thunder burst at once with frightful loudness from various quarters of the heavens. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

T. H. Huxley That is highly improbable: such a chain of mountains was never known. Essays by T. H. Huxley

Isabella Bird From both its Persian and Turkish shores, however, mountains have disappeared, and dark forests of date palms intersected by canals fringe its margin heavily, and extend to some distance inland. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Henry Fielding When the maid came home the count began to put it to her; offered her all he had, and promised mountains in futuro; but all in vain — the maid’s honesty was impregnable. The History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild The Great by Henry Fielding

Henry Handel Richardson Again, of an evening, his arm lying round her, all the warmth and ardour of her young body calling to his, they would sit and watch the moon come up behind the mountains opposite. Succedaneum by Henry Handel Richardson

And expectation of disaster attracts it as surely as mountains attract rain. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Algernon Blackwood His mind was out beyond the village — out with the snowy mountains and the moon. The Glamour of the Snow by Algernon Blackwood

Benjamin Disraeli I escaped one morning, and got among the mountains in the neighborhood of our old camp. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Sir Walter Scott The moon, which now began to rise, showed obscurely the expanse of water which spread before them, and the shapeless and indistinct forms of mountains with which it seemed to be surrounded. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

He will forgive us if we strain our eyes eastward, watching for the first rays of the dawn to gild the mountains and the plains, and herald the glory of His advent. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

On each table were great mountains of copper, with an occasional sprinkling of silver. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

G. K. Chesterton The bones of the last mammoth have long ago decayed, a mighty wreck; the tempests no longer devour our navies, nor the mountains with hearts of fire heap hell over our cities. The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton [1905]

William Blake Times on times he divided, & measur'd Space by space in his ninefold darkness Unseen, unknown! changes appeard In his desolate mountains rifted furious By the black winds of perturbation 3. The Book of Urizen by William Blake [1794]

Benjamin Disraeli I beheld ridges of mountains succeeding each other in proportionate preeminence, until the range of the eternal glaciers, with their lustrous cones, flashed in the Syrian sun. Eastern Sketches by Benjamin Disraeli

Isabella Bird There I saw natural wood for the first time since crossing the Zagros mountains in January, and though the oak, ash, and maple are poor and stunted, their slender shade was delicious. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Franciscus Maurolycus. — The work to which the myth of the magnetic mountains is thus credited is, D. Francisci Abbatis Messanensis Opuscula Mathematica, etc. On the Magnet by William Gilber

William Makepeace Thackeray The mountains were tumbled about in a thousand fantastic ways, and swarming with people. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

Tobias Smolle The ground in this neighbourhood is tolerably cultivated, and the mountains are planted to the tops with olive trees. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

Some districts, as Laggan and Eris, were treated with martial rigor; the cabins being burned, and their unhappy tenants driven out into the mountains for the winter. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

Anthony Trollope So he goes on from town to town, passing quickly through the mountains and by the lakes, and conscientiously performs the task which he had laid out for himself before he started. Travelling Sketches by Anthony Trollope [1866]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The sun was shining and every one seemed inspired by the soft exhilaration of the air, the beauty of the glittering blue sea below, and the mountains behind. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Mark Twain Its snow-clad mountains one hears so much about are only seen occasionally, and then in the distance, the Alps. Tahoe is from ten to eighteen miles wide, and its mountains shut it in like a wall. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

James Hogg As I crossed the mountains above Hawick, I exchanged clothes with a poor homely shepherd, whom I found lying on a hill-side, singing to himself some woeful love ditty. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg [1824]

Anthony Trollope There was gold being found at this moment among the mountains of New South Wales, in quantities which captivated his imagination. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

Benjamin Disraeli If not, he might look at mountains for ever, but I should not trust him a jot more. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Marie Corelli She will be much happier in her own home — such a grand old castle it is! — a cluster of towers and broad battlements, with purple mountains in the background, and tall pine-trees everywhere . The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

Jack London Five or six miles from the lair, the stream divided, its forks going off among the mountains at a right angle. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

William Dampier It is environed with mountains of a vast height, from whose bowels many great rivers have their rise. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Robert Louis Stevenson MY love was warm; for that I crossed The mountains and the sea, Nor counted that endeavour lost That gave my love to me. New Poems by Robert Louis Stevenson

D. H. Lawrence Next morning he was going on over the mountains to Nuoro—about the same distance again. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

They were passing through a gateway of high rock into a little valley, still as a man’s hand and bleached under the moon, but guarded by a ring of mountains that seemed to David gigantic. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

We are still surrounded by mountains of ice, still in imminent danger of being crushed in their conflict. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

Ivan Turgenev Steep mountains appeared with great ravines between. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

Arthur Conan Doyle On the Gascon side of the great mountains there had been running streams, meadows, forests, and little nestling villages. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

As they expected, on leaving the mountains they found themselves confronted by a stretch of desert. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

D. H. Lawrence But right in front the mountains ranged across, pale blue and very still, snow gleaming gently out of the deep atmosphere. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

On every side but one the vast mountains towered, but to the west there was an opening, through which, in the far distance, the deep blue Mediterranean was revealed. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

D. H. Lawrence But autumn there is, when the winds of the desert are almost still, and the mountains fume no clouds. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

Jules Verne North Devon is extremely wild and rugged, and the path across the Trauter mountains is through difficult gorges. The Field of Ice by Jules Verne

Charles Dickens When sitters by the fire began to see wild faces and figures, mountains and abysses, ambuscades and armies, in the coals. The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain by Charles Dickens [1848]

John Lewis Burckhard The mountains we had traversed to day, were all composed of flint. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

G. K. Chesterton It consists in piling towers on towers and mountains on mountains; of heaping a joke up to the stars and extending it to the end of the world. Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Arthur Morrison And there, in the sugar-sheds, stood more sugar than ever I had dreamed of in my wildest visionsthousands of barrels, mountains of sacks. The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison

What did he see there if he looked hard enough? The mountains opened, and, carried by the wind, you struck with your golden shoes the centre of a group of hills like men watching you. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

John Lewis Burckhard High mountains appeared far in the east. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

T. E. Lawrence Her great reputation assured the mountains that we were indeed the winning side: and her huge crew, by the prompting of Everard Feilding, for fun built us a good pier. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

The mountains stood flat against the sky, purple with wide stretches of brown, and dark, slanting furrows. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

T. H. Huxley There would be a number of mountains with truncated tops scattered over it, and those mountains would have an appearance just the very reverse of that presented by the mountains we see on shore. Essays by T. H. Huxley

Jules Verne These mountains of Doerful and Leibnitz rose in the midst of plains of a medium extent, which were bounded by an indefinite succession of circles and annular ramparts. Round the Moon by Jules Verne [1873]

The sun set in calm majesty behind the misty summits of the Apennines, and its golden and roseate hues painted the mountains of the opposite shore. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Jules Verne About eleven o’clock in the morning, the first range of mountains that form the centre of the island was traversed, and we had killed nothing. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Karl Philipp Moritz The Peak of Derbyshire, therefore, means that part of the country which is hilly, or where the mountains are highest. Travels in England in 1782 by Karl Philipp Moritz

H.P. Lovecraft I could not help feeling that they were evil thingsmountains of madness whose farther slopes looked out over some accursed ultimate abyss. At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

As we rode up to it the sun was declining behind the mountains to the westward. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

Somewhere very far from his mountains — somewhere over the water. Amy Foster by Joseph Conrad [1901]

The mountains lay only two leagues away; and he firmly believed that he could successfully elude his pursuers as soon as he gained the shelter of the hills. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Sinclair Lewis Hear what he said to old Ezra? Chucked him in the ribs and said, ‘Say, boy, what do you want to go to Denver for? Wait ‘ll I get time and I’ll move the mountains here. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

The subterranean channel had rushed through the mountains and had carried me here. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

But there was a little stretch of beach glimmering through the mountains of water, and toward this we turned, side by side. The Mystery of Choice by Robert W. Chambers [1896]

But he had acquired mountains of that lore in which he and good Doctor Walsingham delighted. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Well, I saw snowy peak after snowy peak come in view as the summit in front of me narrowed, but no mountains were visible higher or grander than what I had already seen. A First Year in Canterbury Settlement by Samuel Butler

William Hope Hodgson The mountains were full of strange things — Beast-gods, and Horrors, so atrocious and bestial that possibility and decency deny any further attempt to describe them. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

G. K. Chesterton And now that his luck had lifted him above all the mountains in the society of a wild physicist, he made himself happy still. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Olaf Stapledon The one will see the mountains mainly as complicated coloured shapes, the other as geological formations. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Virginia Woolf Her body became a drift of melting snow, above which her knees rose in huge peaked mountains of bare bone. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Robert Louis Stevenson I felt I could drag myself but little farther; pretty soon, I must lie down and die on these wet mountains like a sheep or a fox, and my bones must whiten there like the bones of a beast. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

The mountains are sandstone; the Temples are sandstone; the sandslope is powdered sandstone from the sandstone desert. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

The mountains were pale as ghosts, and almost sickening from their death-like whiteness. A First Year in Canterbury Settlement by Samuel Butler

Tobias Smolle He can walk to the Var and back again, before dinner; and he has climbed to the tops of all the mountains in this neighbourhood. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

Next day the cloud-veil lifted; and the mountains of Sinai and Midian, which before had been hidden as if by a November fog in London, again stood out in sharp and steely blue. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Stacks of ledgers, mountains of account-books, filled the dimly-lighted warehouse. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Edna St. Vincent Millay All I could see from where I stood Was three long mountains and a wood; I turned and looked another way, And saw three islands in a bay. Renascence and other poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Anthony Trollope So good an opportunity for visiting the New Zealand mountains may never come again. The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells Our mountains here are the most beautiful in the world. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

H. G. Wells But as I sit here and dream of the possibilities in the mind of man that now gather to a head beneath the shelter of its peace, these great mountains here seem but little things. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

To the left, in the dim distance, were the cloud-capped mountains of Costa Rica; to the right, nearer at hand, low hills and ranges covered with dark forests. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Herman Melville I suppose, though, that the mountains hereabouts break and churn up the thunder, so that it is far more glorious here than on the plain. The Lightning-Rod Man by Herman Melville

John Lewis Burckhard The highest point of the mountain upon the island of Tyran bore S.E. by S. The opposite part of the eastern coast is low, and the mountains are at a distance inland. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

John Lewis Burckhard No mountains were any where visible. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

We had the mounds and pylons of Medinet Habu to the left—the ruins of the Ramesseum to the right—the Colossi of the Plain and the rosy western mountains before us all the way. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

The first is the horse-shoe of mountains blocking up the northern end of the Tanganyika; this, after a dozen years, I succeeded in abolishing. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Radclyffe Hall The mountains would look blue, like the African nights, all save Teide, clothed in her crystalline whiteness. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Arnold Bennett In the shading of mountains Cyril was already a prodigy. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

John Lewis Burckhard This Wady, as well as the Kyd, is inhabited by Mezeine; but they all return in summer to the highest mountains of the peninsula, where the pasture is more abundant than in these lower valleys. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Jules Verne He was just in time; the two mountains came together with a tremendous crash, crushing the unfortunate animal. The English at the North Pole by Jules Verne

Jules Verne It was no longer either streams, packs, or ice-fields, but an interminable and immovable barrier, formed by mountains soldered together. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

By this time the snow mountains of Tyrol were all lighted to gold and purple, rose and faintest violet. In the Quarter by Robert W. Chambers

It was, no doubt, in the remote past, merely a steep and high range of hills separated from other hills and mountains by plains and lagoons. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

We reached a large harbor at the end of a vast bay: here the mountains extended around, and before us there arose terrace after terrace of twinkling lights running away to immense distances. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

G. K. Chesterton Herne worked all day and sat up nearly all night over mountains of books and bales of papers; and grew pale with wakefulness and concentration. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Margaret Oliphant It was in one of the corners of the house, and the windows formed two sides of the brilliant place; on the others were mirrors reflecting the mountains back again. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Robert Louis Stevenson The driver cried aloud and filled the mountains with the cracking of his whip. Essays of Travel by Robert Louis Stevenson

Abraham Merri The jumble of snow-and-ice-mantled mountains clustered around it. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Abraham Merri The mountains enclosing it are seamed with glaciers and ice streams and there is a constant flow of cold air into this pit, even in summer. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Edgar Allan Poe Therein, he has dreamed of flames and suffocation — of mountains upon mountains — of Pelion upon Ossa. He was short of breath — to say all in a word, he was short of breath. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

Isabella Bird Snowy mountains and snowy plains were behind — bare brown earth was to come all too soon. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

Charles Kingsley We are going over the mountains to fight the Spaniards, and we want them to show us the way. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

Ann Radcliffe It was an eminence which commanded an entire view of the lake, and of the stupendous mountains that environed it. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Washington Irving Perplexed at the circumstance, he sent forth a troop of horse to scour the mountains and reconnoitre. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Sympathy, the charm of life, was dead for her, and her state of banishment would be far more complete than if mountains and seas only constituted its barriers. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Perak is its northern boundary, Sungei Ujong its southern, and some of the small States of the Negri Sembilan and unexplored jungle and mountains separate it from Pahang on the east. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

The caves and mountains rang with Ambrosio’s shrieks. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Samuel Johnson These mountains may be properly enough measured from the inland base; for it is not much above the sea. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

D. H. Lawrence There it lay, as if at the end of the world, mountains rising sombre behind. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Looking over the churchyard itself there were the purple mountains of Biasca and the valley of the Ticino some couple of thousand feet below. Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler [1881]

John Lewis Burckhard The Kerekein cultivate the plains in the neighbouring mountains and feed their cattle on the uncultivated parts. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Samuel Johnson The wealth of mountains is cattle, which, while the men stand in the passes, the women drive away. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

After passing a dull week here I sailed for Guadaloupe, whose bold and cloud-capped mountains have a grand appearance as you approach the island. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

After this much for geography, we may view the monarch of Midianite mountains in the beauty and the majesty of his picturesque form. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Benjamin Disraeli A chain of mountains of white marble intersected it, covered with forests of oak, though in parts precipitous and bare. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

D. H. Lawrence The road was not good, but they ran at a great speed, out past the end of the lake, where the reeds grew, out into the open valley mouth, where the mountains opened in two clefts. The Captain’s Doll by D. H. Lawrence

William Dampier The mountains appear bare, only in some places you may see a few low shrubs, but the valleys afford some trees fit for building, as I was informed. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Mark Twain There are many mountains of snow that are as lofty as the Jungfrau and as nobly proportioned, but they lack the fame. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

In a few hours from Martinico you are at St. Lucie, whose rough and towering mountains fill you with sublime ideas, as you approach its rocky shore. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

George Gissing Day had broken; behind the mountains there was light of the sun. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

G. K. Chesterton Of mountains he must be wildly and ludicrously ignorant. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

John Lewis Burckhard High mountains were seen far to our right. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

D. H. Lawrence Then the drivers cursed and swore and dismounted and stared at their jeopardised loads: till a thin fellow was persuaded to scramble up the airy mountains of cages, like a monkey. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

The sky immediately above the mountains was of a vivid, intense blue. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Anthony Trollope The mountains of Moab were before us, very plain in their outline. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Beyond that, but still seemingly within easy distance of us, were the mountains of the wilderness. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Robert Louis Stevenson Before us was the high range of mountains toward which we had been all day deviously drawing near. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson

George Meredith The mountains are sovereign Alps, and the sea is beneath them. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Charles Dickens An infinite dome of sky was expanded above us, an ocean of firmament of which the dwellers among houses and mountains can have but little conception. The Haunted House by Charles Dickens [1859]

Willa Cather The subsequent trial involved a great deal of publicity, and Marian was hurried away from curious eyes and sent up into the mountains until the affair should blow over. A Lost Lady by Willa Cather [1923]

Samuel Johnson As mountains are long before they are conquered, they are likewise long before they are civilized. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

Arthur Conan Doyle He was a large, fat man of jovial aspect, and he lurked with a fierce gang among the mountains which lay upon our left flank. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

Virginia Woolf For one moment she saw the high mountains above Broussa, the next, she had set her foot upon her native shore. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

Gertrude Stein It had been a long hard ride up into the mountains and it was dark long before we were back. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

D.H. Lawrence The mountains are dark overhead, the water roars in the gloom below. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

Robert Louis Stevenson The mountains are about you like a trap; you cannot foot it up a hillside and behold the sea as a great plain, but live in holes and corners, and can change only one for another. Essays of Travel by Robert Louis Stevenson

The mountains were high, but not so overhanging as they appeared to be by starlight. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

Ivan Turgenev The whole chain of the Taunus mountains could be seen clearly from there. The Torrents of Spring by Ivan Turgenev [1872]

Anna Katherine Green All hope of hiding herself among the mountains was therefore gone. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Jack London The government issued a proclamation for all law-abiding citizens to come in from the mountains for a period of three months. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Edna St. Vincent Millay So with my eyes I traced the line Of the horizon, thin and fine, Straight around till I was come Back to where I’d started from; And all I saw from where I stood Was three long mountains and a wood. Renascence and other poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay

John Lewis Burckhard Our way for the whole day was S. 1° E. After about ten hours march, we halted in Wady Abou Borshe (ﻪﺷﺮﺑ ﻮﺑﺃ ﻱﺩﺍﻭ); a chain of mountains runs here in a N.W. direction. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

Sir Walter Scott She was indeed a very pretty girl of the Scotch cast of beauty, that is, with a profusion of hair of paley gold, and a skin like the snow of her own mountains in whiteness. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

Above the lower cliffs, which descend perpendicularly into the river, rise lofty mountains to an elevation of several thousand feet: so that the scenery here is truly fine. A First Year in Canterbury Settlement by Samuel Butler

Tobias Smolle The mountains of Esterelles, which in one of my former letters I described as a most romantic and noble plantation of ever-greens, trees, shrubs, and aromatic plants, is at present quite desolate. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

Sinclair Lewis It reached him while he was motoring and golfing with Tub Pearson and Dr. Hazzard: Such a lovely blue and golden day! The mountains are like the pillars of heaven. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

The mountains here recede so far as to be almost out of sight, and a plain rich in sugar-cane and date-palms widens out between them and the river. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Other mountains are homogeneous, and thrust themselves up from below in masses suggestive of primitive disruption and upheaval. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

John Lewis Burckhard Bosari had asked me if I kept a journal; but I answered that the Hedjaz was not like Egypt, full of antiquities, and that in these barren mountains I saw nothing worthy of notice. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

E. Phillips Oppenheim The sting from the snow-capped mountains gave just that peculiar tang to the air which seems to supply the alcohol of life. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Anthony Trollope She would pack up cold chickens and champagne bottles with the greatest pleasure, and would eat her dinner sitting on a rock, even though the wind from the mountains should cut her in two. The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope