The Cheltenham of Typee is embosomed
in the deepest solitude, and but seldom receives a visitor.
Its sheltered situation, embosomed
in mountains, renders it good pasturaging ground in the winter time; when the elk come down to it in great numbers, driven out of the mountains by the snow.
The colleges are ancient and picturesque; the streets are almost magnificent; and the lovely Isis, which flows beside it through meadows of exquisite verdure, is spread forth into a placid expanse of waters, which reflects its majestic assemblage of towers, and spires, and domes, embosomed
among aged trees.
The inn stands in a CHARMANT spot close to the C^OTE DE LA RIVIE`RE, which, lower down, forms the Reichenbach fall, and embosomed
in the richest of pine woods, while the fine form of the Wellhorn looking down upon it completes the enchanting BOPPLE.
He knows I have no one but Rachel to speak to, for we have no neighbours here, except the Hargraves, whose residence I can dimly descry from these upper windows embosomed
among those low, woody hills beyond the Dale.
amongst a family of lofty mountains, there was a valley so spacious that it con- tained many thousand inhabitants.
That which befits us, embosomed
in beauty and wonder as we are, is cheerfulness and courage, and the endeavor to realize our aspirations.
I mention this peaceful spot with all possible laud for it is in such little retired Dutch valleys, found here and there embosomed
in the great State of New York, that population, manners, and customs remain fixed, while the great torrent of migration and improvement, which is making such incessant changes in other parts of this restless country, sweeps by them unobserved.