20. - is delightful. The hills andvalleys and waterfalls arepicturesque and sublime.All along the road beautifulgroves of sugar maplesshade and diversify the country.These in the warm seasonmust be delightful.Returned home with a sick-headachethe first I have hadsince I have been in N. H.May 21. Weather very cold indeed; socold, that as we rode toSo. Charlestown Depot, to takethe cars for Nashua, we reallyshivered. In taking thisride, I anticipated a greatdeal of pleasure; and I was21 - not disappointed. I cannot describeto anyone the happinessI enjoyed in viewing the beautiesof Nature along the road.The first stopping-place wasBellows Falls. VA. and hereNature seems to have unitedbeauty with sublimity, thepleasing with the magnificent.Here I would willingly havelingered, and grown pure-mindedin contemplatingthe sublime scenery. The riverroaring and tumbling over therocks in its bed, on one side,on the other Fall mountain,rising almost perpendicularlyand well wooded even to the
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