Besides, the Alps
and the gipsies, in common with waterfalls and ruined castles, belong to the ready-made operatic poetry of the world, from which the last thrill has long since departed.
The highest telephone in the world is on the peak of Monte Rosa, in the Italian Alps
, very nearly three miles above the level of the sea.
During their retreat in the region of the Maritime Alps
, in a small house built of dry stones and embowered with roses, they appear all through to be less like released lovers than as companions who had found out each other's fitness in a specially intense way.
Perhaps Italy bores him; you ought to try the Alps
or the Lakes.
Of the Alps
and Pyrenees, with their pine forests and their vices, they might give a faithful delineation; and Italy, Switzerland, and the south of France might be as fruitful in horrors as they were there represented.
Here ample time will be given not only to look over the city, which was founded six hundred years before the Christian era, and its artificial port, the finest of the kind in the Mediterranean, but to visit Paris during the Great Exhibition; and the beautiful city of Lyons, lying intermediate, from the heights of which, on a clear day, Mont Blanc and the Alps
can be distinctly seen.
There was no piece of furniture adapted to sleeping purposes, except a tolerably long wooden coffer; and its cover was carved, to boot; which afforded Gringoire, when he stretched himself out upon it, a sensation somewhat similar to that which Micromégas would feel if he were to lie down on the Alps
I met her," he went on, "in a place like this--in the Alps
His mind was scaling the highest pinnacles of its alps
, where there was only starlight and the untrodden snow.
Some great scheme was evidently brewing in his mighty mind a trip across the Alps
, a bonfire at Moscow, or a little skirmish at Waterloo perhaps, for he marched in silent majesty till suddenly a gentle snore disturbed the imperial reverie.
Then across the Alps
scholars thronged from every country in Europe to listen and to learn.
Then take your tour to Switzerland--and you give the Alps
It is indeed a remarkable fact to see so many of the same plants living on the snowy regions of the Alps
or Pyrenees, and in the extreme northern parts of Europe; but it is far more remarkable, that the plants on the White Mountains, in the United States of America, are all the same with those of Labrador, and nearly all the same, as we hear from Asa Gray, with those on the loftiest mountains of Europe.
From our new Cape Horn in Denmark, a chain of mountains, scarcely half the height of the Alps
, would run in a straight line due southward; and on its western flank every deep creek of the sea, or fiord, would end in "bold and astonishing glaciers.
sighed he, "were we only on the other side the Alps
, then we should have summer, and I could get my letters of credit cashed.