"For some time I sat upon the rock that overlooks the sea of ice"

    The glacier Montanvert, where it fills a narrow valley on the northern slopes of Mont Blanc, is known as the 'Mer de Glace' and has been a popular tourist destination for centuries.  It was one of the sights visited by the Shelleys during their European travels with Claire Clairmont, described in Letter IV of their joint journal.

 

Online edition of 'History of a Six Weeks' Tour', Mary and Percy Shelley, (1817)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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