Letters from the East and from the West
F. Taylor and Wm.M. Morrison, 1840 - 168 pagina's
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Pagina 66 - She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.
Pagina 141 - I AM monarch of all I survey, My right there is none to dispute ; From the centre all round to the sea I am lord of the fowl and the brute.
Pagina 61 - I would express him simple, grave, sincere ; In doctrine uncorrupt ; in language plain ; And plain in manner. Decent, solemn, chaste, And natural in gesture. Much impressed Himself, as conscious of his awful charge, And anxious mainly that the flock he feeds May feel it too. Affectionate in look, And tender in address, as well becomes A messenger of grace to guilty men.
Pagina 99 - ... plea of their being a forgery, as no such port was known in the civilized world. With considerable difficulty the captain procured a map of the United States, and pointing with his finger to the mouth of the Mississippi, traced the course of that stream to the mouth of the Ohio ; from thence he led the astonished and admiring naval officer along the devious track of the latter river to the port of Marietta, at the mouth of the Muskingum, from whence he had taken his departure. This explanation...
Pagina 99 - Ohio, she was. seized, upon the plea of their being a forgery, as no such port was known in the civilized world. With considerable difficulty the captain procured a map of the United States, and pointing with his finger to the mouth of the Mississippi, traced the course of that stream to the mouth of the Ohio...
Pagina 98 - At that time Marietta was made " a port of clearance," from which vessels could receive regular papers for a foreign country. " This circumstance was the cause of a curious incident, which took place in the year 1806 or 1807. A ship, built at Marietta, cleared from that port with a cargo of pork, flour, &.C., for New Orleans.
Pagina 145 - None of these branches are nameless, but when they were christened, or by whom, I know not. One of them, the " Solitary Cave," we explored. Its entrance is low. We were obliged, for the distance of five or six yards, to become quadrupeds. That passed, we raised our crouched frames, and stalked along, as men erect, and might have done so, 'had we been ten feet taller. The ceiling and walls are bleached, and look as if they had, not long since, been whitewashed. Here, too, every object has its appellation....
Pagina 145 - Alexander's Pit," " Robber's Kettle," " Tecumseh's Grave," &c. &c. We proceeded onward more than half a mile, without encountering any thing very remarkable. This brought us to the " Fairy Grotto," a splendid grove of stalactites and stalagmites, of all sizes, shapes, and ages. The sound of the drops of lime water, ever and anon falling on the floor, splash, splash, splash, comes to the ear, hollow and solemn, long before you reach the spot.
Pagina 145 - ... bubble, just beginning to rise from below, to the full grown pillar ; that is, to the perfect union of the stalactite and stalagmite in the form of a complete cylinder.
Pagina 9 - It abounds with very distinct and perfect impressions of fish, sometimes a foot or two in length; the head, fins, and scales being perfectly distinguishable. A single specimen sometimes presents parts of three or four fish, lying in different directions, and between different layers. The fish are sometimes contorted, and almost doubled. Their colour, sometimes gray, is usually black; and the tins and scales appear to be converted into coal.