The village of Marlott lay amid the north-eastern undulations of the beautiful Vale of Blakemore or Blackmoor aforesaid, and engirdled and secluded region, for the most part untrodden
as yet by tourist or landscape-painter, though within a four hours' journey from London.
Descending into the grotto, he lifted the stone, filled his pockets with gems, put the box together as well and securely as he could, sprinkled fresh sand over the spot from which it had been taken, and then carefully trod down the earth to give it everywhere a uniform appearance; then, quitting the grotto, he replaced the stone, heaping on it broken masses of rocks and rough fragments of crumbling granite, filling the interstices with earth, into which he deftly inserted rapidly growing plants, such as the wild myrtle and flowering thorn, then carefully watering these new plantations, he scrupulously effaced every trace of footsteps, leaving the approach to the cavern as savage-looking and untrodden
as he had found it.
Spite of this frigid winter night in the boisterous Atlantic, spite of my wet feet and wetter jacket, there was yet, it then seemed to me, many a pleasant haven in store; and meads and glades so eternally vernal, that the grass shot up by the spring, untrodden
, unwilted, remains at midsummer.
The path was overgrown, and it was clear that for years now it had remained all but untrodden
. It was not easy to find the way.
Around us were solitudes of snow, arcades picked out in pearl and silver, long avenues of untrodden
marble whence sprang the cathedral columns of the firs.
All was wild and solitary, and one might have declared it a scene untrodden
by the foot of man, but for the telegraph posts and small piles of broken "macadam" at punctual intervals, and the ginger-beer bottles and paper bags of local confectioners that lent an air of civilisation to the road.
Yet, as they left the shore, till then untrodden
, of the spirit's lake, they threw a farewell glance towards the cliff, and beheld the vapors gathering in dense volumes, through which the gem burned duskily.
His mind was scaling the highest pinnacles of its alps, where there was only starlight and the untrodden
And the boy dashed one tear-drop from his eye, and thought of the adventurous pleasures of the untrodden
To keep out of range of the revealing rays from within he made a circuit through the untrodden
snow and gradually approached the farther angle of the basement wall.
And, as she spoke, I had a sudden vision of broad spaces, virgin tracts of forests, untrodden
lands--and a realization of what freedom would mean to such a nature as Mary Cavendish.
A grand and almost untrodden
field of inquiry will be opened, on the causes and laws of variation, on correlation of growth, on the effects of use and disuse, on the direct action of external conditions, and so forth.