Beyond this flood a frozen Continent Lies dark and wilde, beat with perpetual storms Of Whirlwind and dire Hail, which on firm land Thaws not, but gathers heap, and ruin seems Of ancient pile; all else deep snow and ice, A gulf profound as that SERBONIAN Bog Betwixt DAMIATA and mount CASIUS old, Where Armies whole have sunk: the parching Air Burns frore, and cold performs th' effect of Fire.
Sin and Death amain Following his track, such was the will of Heav'n, Pav'd after him a broad and beat'n way Over the dark Abyss, whose boiling Gulf Tamely endur'd a Bridge of wondrous length From Hell continu'd reaching th' utmost Orbe Of this frail World; by which the Spirits perverse With easie intercourse pass to and fro To tempt or punish mortals, except whom God and good Angels guard by special grace.
Suez lies in the bottom of the Gulf
, three leagues from Toro, once a place of note, now reduced, under the Turks, to an inconsiderable village, where the miserable inhabitants are forced to fetch water at three leagues' distance.
Sire," interposed the minister of police, "I came a moment ago to give your majesty fresh information which I had obtained on this head, when your majesty's attention was attracted by the terrible event that has occurred in the gulf
, and now these facts will cease to interest your majesty.
On arriving towards the end of the second stage in this vertical journey, and shaking the long roots which were round me, to my consternation they snapped off one after another like so many pipe stems, and fell in fragments against the side of the gulf
, splashing at last into the waters beneath.
The Scarecrow sat upon the Lion's back, and the big beast walked to the edge of the gulf
and crouched down.
So great was it that I thought it must be a mighty gulf
until the mass of driftwood that came out upon the first ebb tide convinced me that it was the mouth of a river.
Later, at the piano, she played for him, and at him, aggressively, with the vague intent of emphasizing the impassableness of the gulf
that separated them.
Across the gulf
was a narrow bridge of rock, and at the other end of the bridge was an arched opening that led into the mountain.
More snow came before New Year's, and the harbor froze over, but the gulf
still was free, beyond the white, imprisoned fields.
Perhaps after a short rise it had fallen upon the earth, or even in the Gulf
of Mexico-- a fall which the narrowness of the peninsula of Florida would render not impossible.
Following down a little valley and its tiny rill of water, an immense gulf
unexpectedly opens through the trees which border the pathway, at the depth of perhaps 1500 feet.
Hence the absurdity of the interview; the gulf
between them was economic as well as spiritual.
And it was not comforting in the least to hear him begin to mutter crazily about the late captain, that old man buried in latitude 8 d 20', right in our way --ambushed at the entrance of the Gulf
We were now bound to the Gulf
of Persia, and from thence to the coast of Coromandel, only to touch at Surat; but the chief of the supercargo's design lay at the Bay of Bengal, where, if he missed his business outward-bound, he was to go out to China, and return to the coast as he came home.