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For a long epoch, while the mountains were still rising in their activevolcanic state, I saw but little evidence of a marked sort of thegrowth of living creatures upon their loose piles of pumice. Gradually,however, I observed that spores of lichens, blown towards them by thewind, were beginning to sprout upon the more settled rocks, and todiscolour the surface in places with grey and yellow patches. Bit bybit, as rain fell upon the new-born hills, it brought down from theirweathered summits sand and mud, which the torrents ground small anddeposited in little hollows in the valleys; and at last something likeearth was found at certain spots, on which seeds, if there had beenany, might doubtless have rooted and flourished exceedingly.

It may sound at first hearing a strange thing to say so, but the wholeof that vast gulf, from Turin to Venice, has been entirely filled upwithin the human period by the mud sheet brought down by mountaintorrents from the Alps and the Apennines.

Maggiore, indeed, least fortunate of the three main sheets, is beingattacked by the insidious foe at three points simultaneously. At theupper end, the Ticino, that furious radical river, has filled in alarge arm, which once spread far away up the valley towards Bellinzona.A little lower down, the Maggia near Locarno carries in a freshcontribution of mud, which forms another fan-shaped delta, andstretches its ugly mass half across the lake, compelling the steamersto make a considerable detour eastward. This delta is rapidly extendinginto the open water, and will in time fill in the whole remaining spacefrom bank to bank, cutting off the upper end of the lake about Locarnofrom the main basin by a partition of lowland. This upper end will thenform a separate minor lake, and the Ticino will flow out of it acrossthe intervening mud flat into the new and smaller Maggiore of ourgreat-great-grandchildren. If you doubt it, look what the torrent ofthe Toce, the third assailing battalion of the persistent mud force,has already done in the neighbourhood of Pallanza. It has entirely cutoff the upper end of the bay, that turns westward towards the Simplon,by a partition of mud; and this isolated upper bit forms now in our ownday a separate lake, the Lago di Mergozzo, divided from the main sheetby an uninteresting mud bank. In process of time, no doubt, the wholeof Maggiore will be similarly filled in by the advancing mud sheet, andwill become a level alluvial plain, surrounded by mountains, andgreatly admired by the astute Piedmontese cultivator.

From all this you can gather why the existing Po flows far from theAlps and nearer the base of the Apennines. The Alpine streams in fardistant days brought down relatively large floods of glacial mud;formed relatively large deltas in the old Lombard bay; filled up withrelative rapidity their larger half of the basin. The Apennines, lesslofty, and free from glaciers, sent down shorter and smaller torrents,laden with far less mud, and capable therefore of doing but littlealluvial work for the filling in of the future Lombardy. So the riverwas pushed southward by the Alpine deposits of the northern streams,leaving the great plains of Cisalpine Gaul spread away to the north ofit.

The glacier mud is of a very simple nature. It is disintegrated rock,worn small by the enormous millstone of ice that rolls slowly over thebed, and deposited in part as 'terminal moraine' near the summermelting-point. It is the quantity of mud thus produced, and borne downby mountain torrents, that makes the alluvial plains collect so quicklyat their base. The mud flats of the world are in large part the wearand tear of the eternal hills under the planing action of the eternalglaciers.

If you know Florence and have asked that question within yourself inall seriousness as you read, I see you haven't yet begun to throwyourself into the position of affairs in prehistoric Tuscany. You can'tshuffle off your own century. For between the broad plain and the rangeof hills where the Viale dei Colli now winds serpentine on itsbeautiful way round the glens and ravines, the Arno runs, a broadtorrent flood in times of freshet: the Arno, unbridged as yet (in thedays I speak of) by the Ponte Vecchio, an impassable frontier betweenthe wide territory of prehistoric Fiesole and the narrow fields of someminor village, long since forgotten, on the opposite bank. The greatalluvial plain lies north of the river; the three streams whose siltcontributes to form it flow into the main channel from Pistoja andPrato. To live across the river on the south bank would have beenabsolutely impossible for the owners of the plain. But Fiesole occupiesa central spur of the northern heights, overlooking the valley to eastand west, and must therefore have been always the natural place fromwhich to command the plain of Arno. A little above and a little belowFlorence gorges once more hem the river in. So that the plain ofFlorence (as we call it nowadays), the plain of Fiesole, as it oncewas, formed at the beginning a little natural principality by itself,of which Fiesole was the obvious capital and stronghold. 041b061a72


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