Travels in North America During the Years 1834, 1835 & 1836: Including a Summer Residence with the Pawnee Tribe of Indians in the Remote Prairies of the Missouri and a Visit to Cuba and the Azore Islands, Band 2

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Richard Bentley, 1839 - 473 Seiten
 

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Seite 77 - Like the vase, in which roses have once been distilled — You may break, you may shatter the vase if you will. But the scent of the roses will hang round it still.
Seite 136 - Consider the lilies of the field; they toil not, neither do they spin: yet Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Seite 289 - Beware of entrance to a quarrel ; but, being in, Bear it, that the opposer may beware of thee.
Seite 305 - That as soon as the portion of the existing funded debt of the United States, for the payment of which the public land of the United States is pledged, shall have been paid off...
Seite 86 - ... life and property, — where the tone of manners, conversation, and accomplishment, is necessarily much lower than in states and cities longer established, — here it is that true republican equality exists, and here only can it exist. This may be illustrated by the narration of simple and apparently trifling facts: for instance, I have seen the clerk of a steam-boat, and a grocer in a small village on the Missouri, sit down to take grog or play at cards with a member of Congress and an officer...
Seite 328 - Esse quam videri," arid then it becomes one of the noblest impulses that can animate the breast. If I were an American, I confess I should be proud of my country — proud of its commercial enterprise — of its gigantic resources — of its magnificent rivers, and forests, and scenery— still more proud should I be of its widely diffused education and independence, and of the imperishable memory of its heroic father and founder...
Seite 84 - I soon found out, that if a person feels any objection to such an occurrence, he had better not descend the Missouri in September, as we grounded frequently for a few minutes, and rubbed our keel against the bed of the river half a dozen times in the course of every hour. . . . It was extremely painful to remark the wan and unhealthy appearance of all the settlers on the banks of the Missouri, between the Fort and St. Louis. I must have landed twenty times, and I did not see a single family where...
Seite 98 - This site appears to me to have been chosen with singularly bad judgment; it is low, unhealthy, and quite unimportant in a military point of view...
Seite 181 - On returning towards the steam-boat, I saw with grief two or three Indians completely drunk, rolling in the gutter, and affording a butt for the jokes, gibes, and even blows of a dozen vagabond negro boys. I believe they belonged to the Chickasaw tribe. I know not why it is, but there is no human being (except a woman) that affects me with such inexpressible pity and disgust, when under the influence of liquor, as an Indian. I know this is unphilosophical, because it certainly is a...
Seite 297 - It is the first society in which ordinary people — and that means most people — do not earn their daily bread by the sweat of their brow. It is the first society in which "honest work" does not mean a callused hand.

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