George Mason. The Young Backwoodsman: Or, 'Don't Give Up the Ship.' A Story of the Mississippi

Hilliard, Gray, Little and Wilkins, 1829 - 167 ページ

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28 ページ - For them no more the blazing hearth shall burn. Or busy housewife ply her evening care; No children run to lisp their sire's return, Or climb his knees the envied kiss to share.
2 ページ - 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...
2 ページ - DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS, TO WIT: District Clerk's Office. Be it remembered, that on the twenty-fourth day of March, AD 1829, in the fifty-third year of the Independence of the United...
29 ページ - ... seldom touched by such charms. If there were to be forests in the stories, he liked them exactly as they were, true to all the cardinal points of the backwoodsman's lore. For instance he might pause with real appreciation over every detail of this somewhat elaborate description of a pioneer field:61 "A hundred times his delight was excited by seeing the gray and black squirrels skip away from the trees which he began to fell. The parroquets, in their splendid livery of green and gold, were fluttering...
124 ページ - Oh that I had the wings of a dove, that I might fly away and be at rest,
102 ページ - ... supply of water. The ambitious and wealthy are there, because in this region opinion is all-powerful; and they are there, either to extend their influence, or that their absence may not be noted, to diminish it. Aspirants for office are there, to electioneer, and gain popularity. Vast numbers are there from simple curiosity, and merely to enjoy a spectacle. The young and the beautiful are there, with mixed motives, which it were best not severely to scrutinize. Children are there, their young...
15 ページ - He became poor, and obnoxious both lo the religious and political parties ; and after sixteen years of the prime of his life spent among them, admitting, the while, that he was exemplary, of good feelings, learned and eloquent, they refused him, in townmeeting, a request to add something to his salary.
55 ページ - I raised my eyes to the curtains surrounding our bed, and to my indescribable emotion saw two large holes cut, the one at the head, and the other at the foot of the place where my dear husband had been sleeping.
2 ページ - States entitled an act for the encouragement of learning hy securing the copies of maps, charts and books to the author., and proprietors of such copies during the times 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 the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving and...