Excerpt from Greenmount
Is there a soul so callous as not to be touched and awed upon entering this sacred and lovely City of the Dead?
In all directions broad, umbrageous avenues and sequestered paths extend and ramify - all pervaded by a solemn, holy tenebrosity, produced by the dense, folial canopy and interlacing boughs of Greenmount's majestic forest tree,
"The groves were God's first temples,
'Ere man learned to hes the shaft
or lay the architrave."
In these arborial temples, amid deep silence, humbly knelt the Christian patriarch of old, and poured forth his supplication to the most high God.
Almighty Father, Thy hand hath reared these venerable oaks; Thou dist weave this leafy canopy; Thou didst look down upon the barren earth, and at Thy command forthwith arose in all their grandeur these venerable trees, and all this sylvan beauty.
Here they stand solemn and silent, fit shrine for the humble worshipper to kneel beside, to hold communion with his Lord and Maker.
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