Beyond the Mississippi: From the Great River to the Great Ocean : Life and Adventure on the Prairies, Mountains, and Pacific Coast

American Publishing Company, 1869 - 620 ページ

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American Publishing Co. published Mark Twain's Innocents Abroad the same year. It was Richardson's previous account of his capture by the Confederacy in the Civil War that prompted Twain to start ... レビュー全文を読む


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299 ページ - In worst extremes, and on the perilous edge Of battle when it raged, in all assaults Their surest signal, they will soon resume New courage and revive, though now they lie Grovelling and prostrate on yon lake of fire, 280 As we erewhile, astounded and amazed, No wonder, fallen such a pernicious height.
324 ページ - O ! who can hold a fire in his hand By thinking on the frosty Caucasus? Or cloy the hungry edge of appetite By bare imagination of a feast?
304 ページ - We may live without poetry, music, and art ; We may live without conscience, and live without heart ; We may live without friends ; we may live without books ; But civilized man cannot live without cooks.
27 ページ - WE cross the prairie as of old The pilgrims crossed the sea, To make the West, as they the East, The homestead of the free...
578 ページ - ... hold children from play, and old men from the chimney corner*.
322 ページ - They plucked the seated hills, with all their load, Rocks, waters, woods, and by the shaggy tops Uplifting bore them in their hands: amaze, Be sure, and terror, seized the rebel host, When coming towards them so dread they saw The bottom of the mountains upward turned; Till on those cursed engines...
434 ページ - Little of all we value here Wakes on the morn of its hundredth year Without both feeling and looking queer. In fact, there's nothing that keeps its youth, So far as I know, but a tree and truth.
25 ページ - Wherever God erects a house of prayer, The Devil always builds a chapel there: And 'twill be found upon examination, The latter has the largest congregation.
253 ページ - In the most high and palmy state of Rome, A little ere the mightiest Julius fell, The graves stood tenantless, and the sheeted dead Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets...