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This stretch of the Thames from London Bridge to the Albert Docks is to other watersides of river ports what a virgin forest would be to a garden.
Also, Gooper and Greenlaw in their time cleared the virgin forest from three fields of forty acres.
It seemed glorious sport to be feasting in that wild, free way in the virgin forest of an unex- plored and uninhabited island, far from the haunts of men, and they said they never would return to civiliza- tion.
South of Gold Beach, climbing a narrow road through the virgin forest, they heard from far above the jingle of bells.
It opened with simplicity; some natural and graphic touches disclosed to the reader the scene of virgin forest and great, New-World river --barren of sail and flag--amidst which the epistle was supposed to be indited.
Why, then, --while so much of the soil around him was bestrewn with the virgin forest leaves,--why should Colonel Pyncheon prefer a site that had already been accurst?
A frightful clatter came out of that hulk, and the virgin forest on the other bank of the creek sent it back in a thundering roll upon the sleeping station.
For that the Superman may not lack his dragon, the superdragon that is worthy of him, there must still much warm sun glow on moist virgin forests!
In its turn, that new continent will grow old; its virgin forests will fall before the axe of industry, and its soil will become weak through having too fully produced what had been demanded of it.
Every one has heard that when an American forest is cut down, a very different vegetation springs up; but it has been observed that the trees now growing on the ancient Indian mounds, in the Southern United States, display the same beautiful diversity and proportion of kinds as in the surrounding virgin forests. What a struggle between the several kinds of trees must here have gone on during long centuries, each annually scattering its seeds by the thousand; what war between insect and insect--between insects, snails, and other animals with birds and beasts of prey--all striving to increase, and all feeding on each other or on the trees or their seeds and seedlings, or on the other plants which first clothed the ground and thus checked the growth of the trees!
"Rousseau's earliest works display the formal characteristics of all primitive art: flat surfaces, minute detail, stiff and frontally posed figures of arbitrary proportions, as in Carnival Evening." (Source: www.discoverfrance.net/ France/Art/Rousseau/Rousseau.shtml.) From the National Gallery of Art Web site that accompanies the 2006 exhibition, Henri Rousseau: Jungles in Paris, this eerie forest painting and others like it were once described by a critic to be, "the virgin forest with its terrors and its beauties, that we dream of as children ...
The new findings suggest that the international demand for soybeans and other Brazilian crops is driving industrialized farming operations to clear-cut and cultivate large tracts of virgin forest.