This section is from the book "A Library Of Wonders And Curiosities Found In Nature And Art, Science And Literature", by I. Platt. Also available from Amazon: A library of wonders and curiosities.
Fountains and ponds he adds, and lakes immense,
Descending streams the winding borders fence;
This, deep-absorb'd, the darksome cavern laves,
These to the ocean roll their azure waves;
There, uncontroll'd, they meet the roaring tide,
And dash, for verdant banks, the hoar cliff's side. Ovid.