Escalala: An American Tale

W. Williams, 1824 - 109 σελίδες

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Σελίδα vi - 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 time* therein mentioned...
Σελίδα 99 - In the sweat of thy face shall thou eat bread, Till thou return unto the ground; For out of it wast thou taken For dust thou art, And unto dust shall thou return.
Σελίδα vi - BBOWN, of the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as author, in the words following, to wit : " Sertorius : or, the Roman Patriot.
Σελίδα 108 - But even the slightest motion of the waves, which in the most profound calm, agitates these internal seas, swept through the deep caverns with the noise of distant thunder, and died away upon the ear, as it rolled forward in the dark recesses inaccessible to human observation. No sound more melancholy or more awful ever vibrated on human nerves.
Σελίδα 95 - ... or the carriage, or the vessel, in which he is to go. Ledyard surprised the official person who asked him how soon he could be ready to set off for the interior of Africa, by replying promptly and firmly, "To-morrow." Again, it is highly conducive to a manly firmness, that the interests in which it is exerted should be of a dignified order, so as to give the passions an ample scope and a noble object The degradation...
Σελίδα 99 - Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.
Σελίδα 109 - It is true, that no historian has told us the names of the mighty chieftains, whose ashes are inurned in our tumuli ; no poet's song has been handed down to us, in which their exploits are noticed. History has not informed us who were their priests, their orators, their ablest statesmen, or their greatest warriors.
Σελίδα iii - Out upon Time ! it will leave 'no more Of the things to come than the things before ! Out upon Time ! who forever will leave But enough of the Past for the Future to grieve O'er that which hath been, and o'er that which must be : What we have seen, our sons shall see ; Remnants of things that have pass'd away, Fragments of Stone rear'd by Creatures of Clay.
Σελίδα 108 - ... action of the water, with comparative facility. There are no broken masses upon which the eye can rest and find relief. The lake is so deep that these masses, as they are torn from the precipice, are concealed beneath its waters, until they are reduced to sand.
Σελίδα 108 - The lake is so deep that these masses : as they are torn from the precipice, are concealed beneath its waters until they are reduced to sand. The action of the waves has undermined every projecting point; and there, the immense precipice rests upon arches, and the foundation is intersected by caverns extending in every direction. When we passed this mighty fabric of nature, the wind was still and the lakes calm.

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