A Pedestrian Tour of Two Thousand Three Hundred Miles in North America: To the Lakes, --the Canadas, --and the New-England States. Performed in the Autumn of 1821 ...
Published and sold by J. D. Myers & W. Smith, 1822 - 274 ページ
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American appearance army ascended banks battle beautiful boats bottom bridge British buildings bushes Canadian canal cataract Cayuga Cayuga Lake Chambly Champlain chasm cliffs clouds commenced cove creek cross dashing deep descending distance Erie extremely falls foot fortress French Grand Falls ground gulf half head height hills houses Hudson hundred feet Indians inhabitants islands Ithaca Lake Lake Cayuga Lake Champlain Lake Ontario land late Lawrence ledge Lewiston lofty lower Lower Canada magnificent miles Mohawk Montreal mountain nature nearly New-York Niagara night Ontario opposite passed perceived person plain precipice Prescot proceeded Quebec Queenston rapids retreat ridge rise river road roar rocks savages scarcely scattered scene Schenectady seen shore side sight Sir James Yeo situated soldiers stands stone stream streets thousand tion town trees troops Upper Canada Utica village whilst wind Wolfe's cove woods
ii ページ - Co. of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit : " Tadeuskund, the Last King of the Lenape. An Historical Tale." In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States...
110 ページ - Dreadful uproar echos round the deep abyss, whilst the never-ceasing war of jarring elements, break, quiver, burst, and roll around — As if the phrenzi'd demons of the air, Loos'd from their chains of adamant had met In fierce encounter. Mingling yells and groans of horror, appear to unite with the class of sparkling armour, and the angry spirits of the torrent, from their watery caverns, 'seem to exclaim loud and threatening, begone! — We obey the summons and hurrying precipitately away, regain...
89 ページ - Inquir'st thou, father! from what coast we came? (Oh grace and glory of the Grecian name!) From where high Ithaca o'erlooks the floods, Brown with o'er-arching shades and pendent woods Us to these shores our filial duty draws, A private sorrow, not a public cause. My sire I seek, where'er the voice of fame...
105 ページ - Horse-shoe fall creates a deep stunning roar, and whirls its spray volume after volume, a thousand feet into the air, till it seems to mingle with the clouds above. Fantastic shapes, giants, towers and sea-monsters, may be descried upon the spray, as it swells dark and watery upon the atmosphere. Sometimes a majestic being seems to rise, with his arms outstretched and his wings gradually expanding: his head strikes the clouds and slowly separates from the body. Now the wings and arms spread and become...
55 ページ - Of balmy swell, of healing power, Their souls in fragrant dews exhale, And breathe fresh life in every gale. Here, spreads a green expanse of plains, Where, sweetly pensive, silence reigns ; And there, at utmost stretch of eye, A mountain fades into the sky ; While winding round, diffus'd and deep, A river rolls with sounding sweep.
43 ページ - Sir: Lady Harriet Ackland, a Lady of the first distinction by family rank, and by personal virtues, is under such concern on account of Major Ackland, her husband, wounded and a prisoner in your hands, that I cannot refuse her request to commit her to your protection. Whatever general impropriety there may be in persons acting in your situation and mine to solicit...
182 ページ - They made us many soldiers. Chatham, still Consulting England's happiness at home, Secured it by an unforgiving frown, If any wrong'd her. Wolfe, where'er he fought, Put so much of his heart into his act, That his example had a magnet's force, And all were swift to follow whom all loved.
ii ページ - In conformity to the act of Congress of the United States, 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 time therein mentioned." And also to an act entitled "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...
45 ページ - The ridge which these hard beds (50' thick) make along the valley can be particularly well studied between Cove station and Coffee run, as the railroad in following it runs sometimes on one side and sometimes on the other side of it; but from McConnellstown station to Huntingdon the ridge is left to the west. North of the river the ridge reappears and separates the Genesee subvalley of Stone creek from the Marcellus subvalley of Muddy run.
107 ページ - While the foot-step is led by paths, among the gloomy trunks of large forest trees, one of the grandest objects of nature shows, at times, white through the bushes, and with its solemn roar, impels the mind to contemplation and awe. Adjacent, are the other little islands, with their close planted firs expanding over banks, upon which neither man or quadruped has ever yet dared to step, and deform the rustic elegance of nature. For the convenience of descending to the bottom of the falls, permanent...