Page:A Tour Through the Batavian Republic.djvu/28

From Wikisource
Jump to: navigation, search
This page has been proofread, but needs to be validated.

lands, of towns and villages, extends, far as the eye can reach, uninterrupted by the least inequalities of ground; and the ship floats on a vast mass of water, some feet above the meadows, were numerous flocks are grazing. I ought to inform you, that I speak of what is the appearance of the country when the tide is at its height; but at low water I am told the sea is near above a foot higher than the level of the earth, so that dykes of an astonishing magnitude and solidity are necessary to preserve them from the most dreadful inundations.