Marble Lake

Famous quotes containing the words marble and/or lake:

    Poets that lasting Marble seek
    Must carve in Latine or in Greek,
    We write in Sand, our Language grows,
    And like the Tide our work o’erflows.
    Edmund Waller (1606–1687)

    Such were the first rude beginnings of a town. They spoke of the practicability of a winter road to the Moosehead Carry, which would not cost much, and would connect them with steam and staging and all the busy world. I almost doubted if the lake would be there,—the self-same lake,—preserve its form and identity, when the shores should be cleared and settled; as if these lakes and streams which explorers report never awaited the advent of the citizen.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)