The Tales of Peter Parley about America

Carter, Hendee & Babcock, 1830 - 160 σελίδες

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Σελίδα 2 - District Clerk's Office. BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the seventh day of May, AD 1828, in the fifty-second year of the Independence of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, SG Goodrich, of the said District, has deposited in this office the...
Σελίδα 23 - At length, the white men came in their ships from across the sea. The red men saw them, and told them they were welcome. They came ashore. The red men received them kindly.
Σελίδα 143 - And found a wild and savage shore, Where naked men in forests prowled, And bears and panthers roamed and howled. At length, when years had passed away, Some English came to Virginia ; 'Twas sixteen hundred seven ; be sure You let this in your mind endure; For 'twas the first bold colony Planted in North America; The first that laid the deep foundation, On which has since been built a nation. Well, here they raised a far-famed Town On James
Σελίδα 20 - on that high rock above us ! " I did so, but could see nothing. " Look again,
Σελίδα 18 - Do you see those houses ?" said Wampum to me. " When my grand-father was a boy, there was not a house where you now see so many. That valley, which now belongs to white men, then belonged to the red men.
Σελίδα 144 - Now let the laughing wags and jokers Say that the Dutch are stupid smokers; We only tell, that, dull or witty, They founded famous New- York city; The largest city in the west, For trade and commerce quite the best!
Σελίδα 17 - Wampum's wife roasted some bear's meat, and gave us some bread made of pounded corn, which made our supper. We sat on the floor and took the meat in our fingers, for the Indians had no knives and forks. I then went to bed on some bear skins, and slept very well. Early in the morning, Wampum called me from PETER PARLEY.
Σελίδα 19 - Then the red men were rich and happy; now they are poor and wretched. Then that beautiful river which you see running through the valley, and which is called the Connecticut, was theirs. They owned these fine mountains too, they hunted in these woods, and fished in that river, and were numerous and powerful, — now they are few and weak.
Σελίδα 9 - Here I am! My name is Peter Parley: I am an old man. I am very gray and lame. But I have seen a great many things, and had a great many adventures, and I love to talk about them. I love to tell stories to children, and very often they come to my house, and they get around me and I tell them stories of what I have seen, and of what I have heard. I live in Boston.
Σελίδα 2 - An act supplementary to an act, entitled, * An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned,* and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints.

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