Zigzag journeys in the western states of America

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Dean & Son, 1884 - 320 páginas
 

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Página 125 - Faintly as tolls the evening chime Our voices keep tune and our oars keep time. Soon as the woods on shore look dim, We'll sing at St. Ann's our parting hymn. Row, brothers, row, the stream runs fast, The Rapids are near and the daylight's past.
Página 308 - The most able men — from the East and the West, from the North and the South...
Página 133 - Howe'er it be, it seems to me 'Tis only noble to be good. Kind hearts are more than coronets, And simple faith than Norman blood.
Página 126 - Blow, breezes, blow, the stream runs fast, The rapids are near and the daylight's past. Utawas' tide! this trembling moon Shall see us float over thy surges soon. Saint of this green isle! hear our prayers, Oh, grant us cool heavens and favoring airs. Blow, breezes, blow, the stream runs fast, The rapids are near and the daylight's past.
Página 23 - ... is not the owner of three hundred and twenty acres of land in any State or Territory...
Página 123 - THEY made her a grave too cold and damp For a soul so warm and true ; And she's gone to the Lake of the Dismal Swamp,' Where, all night long, by a fire-fly lamp, She paddles her white canoe.
Página 24 - That any person who is the head of a family, or who has arrived at the age of twenty-one years, and is a citizen of the United States, or who shall have filed his declaration of intention to become such...
Página 82 - To the West, to the West, to the land of the free, Where the mighty Missouri rolls down to the sea; Where a man is a man if he's willing to toil, And the humblest may gather the fruits of the soil; Where children are blessings, and he who hath most Has aid for his fortune and riches to boast.
Página 20 - Rebellion for over 90 days, can obtain 160 acres of any of the public lands by filing (himself or by an attorney) a declaratory statement, and within six months thereafter filing his affidavit and application, commencing settlement and cultivation, and continuing the same for five years, less the...
Página 223 - ... but sixteen hours, and often eighteen, out of the twenty-four, was more than I could bear. To come home weary and sleepy, and then to have only for mental sustenance the moments which by self-imposed tortures could be torn from needful rest, was a sore trial: and now that I look back upon this time, the amount of study which I did, under these circumstances, contrive to get through, amazes and confounds me, notwithstanding - that my habits of application remain to this day strong and vigorous.

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