'Still, with those white-robed Shapes--a living Stream,
The glacier Pillars join in solemn guise.'


This Procession is a part of the sacramental service performed once a month. In the valley of Engelberg we had the good fortune to be present at the "Grand Festival" of the Virgin--but the Procession on that day, though consisting of upwards of 1000 persons, assembled from all the branches of the sequestered valley, was much less striking (notwithstanding the sublimity of the surrounding scenery): it wanted both the simplicity of the other and the accompaniment of the Glacier-columns, whose sisterly resemblance to the 'moving' Figures gave it a most beautiful and solemn peculiarity.