Letters from the West: Containing Sketches of Scenery, Manners, and Customs, and Anecdotes Connected with the First Settlements of the Western Sections of the United States

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H. Colburn, 1828 - 385 sider

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Side 342 - And he spake of trees, from the cedar tree that is in Lebanon even unto the hyssop that springeth out of the wall: he spake also of beasts, and of fowl, and of creeping things, and of fishes.
Side 8 - God ; yet ought we most chiefly so to do, when we assemble and meet together to render thanks for the great benefits that we have received at his hands, to set forth his most worthy praise, to hear his most holy Word, and to ask those things which are requisite and necessary, as well for the body as the soul.
Side 24 - I must finish my journey alone, Never hear the sweet music of speech, — I start at the sound of my own. The beasts that roam over the plain My form with indifference see, They are so unacquainted with man, Their tameness is shocking to me.
Side 172 - And every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, gathered themselves unto him; and he became a captain over them: and there were with him about four hundred men.
Side 13 - Can such things be, And overcome us like a summer cloud, Without our special wonder...
Side 127 - ... Guidance and rest, and food and fire, In vain he never must require. Then rest thee here till dawn of day ; Myself will guide thee on the way, O'er stock and stone, through watch and ward, Till past Clan-Alpine's outmost guard, As far as Coilantogle's ford, — From thence thy warrant is thy sword." " I take thy courtesy, by Heaven, As freely as 'tis nobly given ! " " Well, rest thee ; for the bittern's cry Sings us the lake's wild lullaby.
Side 258 - They immediately grappled us; but although surrounded by hundreds of savages, we extricated ourselves from them and escaped all safe into the garrison, except one that was wounded, through a heavy fire from their army.
Side 36 - A curious incident connected with this subject was mentioned by Mr. Clay on the floor of Congress. " To illustrate the commercial habits and enterprise of the American people, (he said) he would relate an anecdote of a vessel built and cleared out at Pittsburg for Leghorn.
Side 258 - The articles were agreed to and signed ; when the Indians told us it was their custom for two Indians to shake hands with every white man in the treaty, as an evidence of friendship. We agreed to this also. They immediately grappled us...
Side 271 - A frontier is often the retreat of loose individuals, who. if not familiar with crime, have very blunt perceptions of virtue. The genuine woodsmen, the real pioneers, are independent, brave, and upright; but as the jackal pursues the lion to devour his leavings, the footsteps of the sturdy hunter are closely pursued by miscreants destitute of his noble qualities.

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