Forest Life, Band 1

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C. S. Francis & Company, 252 Broadway, 1842 - 484 Seiten
 

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Seite 47 - On Tuesday last A falcon towering in her pride of place Was by a mousing owl hawked at and killed.
Seite 149 - I am as free as nature first made man, Ere the base laws of servitude began, When wild in woods the noble savage ran.
Seite 65 - What dire necessities on every hand Our art, our strength, our fortitude require ! Of foes intestine what a numerous band Against this little throb of life conspire! Yet science can elude their fatal ire Awhile, and turn aside death's levell'd dart, Sooth the sharp pang, allay the fever's fire, And brace the nerves once more, and cheer the heart, And yet a few soft nights and balmy days impart.
Seite 214 - Two elements, then, seem to be comprised in the great fact which we call civilization; — two circumstances are necessary to its existence — it lives upon two conditions — it reveals itself by two symptoms: the progress of society, the progress of individuals; the melioration of the social system, and the expansion of the mind and faculties of man.
Seite 43 - ... autre , tout cela n'est rien .• il n'a de souvenir à placer nulle part. C'est la quantité de coups de hache qu'il faut qu'il donne pour abattre un arbre qui est son unique idée.
Seite 9 - Tis to create, and in creating live A being more intense, that we endow With form our fancy, gaining as we give The life we image, even as I do now.
Seite 166 - The weight of this sad time we must obey; Speak what we feel, not what we ought to say. The oldest hath borne most : we that are young Shall never see so much, nor live so long.
Seite 107 - I don't know who you are, nor where you come from, and I didn't ask, for you were driven into my house by a storm. My family •were willing to accommodate you as far as they could ; such as we had, you were welcome to, but we are poor, and have not much to do with. Now, you haven't seemed to be satisfied with anything, and your behaviour has hurt my wife's feelings, and mine too.
Seite 114 - Well ! one comfort is," said Mr Butts, consolingly, " that there a'n't many folks to see how bad you look, here in the woods ! We a'n't used to seein' folks look dreadful .slick nother — so it don't matter." Double-distilled scorn curled Miss Margold's lip, and she maintained an indignant silence, as the only shield against the impertinence of the driver, who found consolation in an unceasing whistle. They had picked up this youth at a neighbouring 'village, supposing, from his pleasant countenance...
Seite 96 - The luggage must be brought in," said the elderly gentleman. " Yes ! I should think it had oughter," observed the young man in reply ; " I should bring it in, if it was mine, any how ! " " Why don't you bring it in then ? " asked the gentleman with rather an ominous frown. " I ! well, I don't know but what I could, upon a . pinch. But, look here, uncle ! I want you to take notice of one thing — I didn't engage to wait upon ye. I a'n't nobody's nigger, mind that ! I'll be up to my bargain. I came...

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