Sketches and Eccentricities of Col. David Crockett, of West Tennessee

J. and J. Harper, 1833 - 209 páginas

Sketches and Eccentricities of Col. David Crockett, Of West Tennessee by Printers J. & J. Harper, first published in 1833, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation.

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Página 44 - Rather stand it like a man and be consoled, not by the trite adage that " there are as good fish in the sea as ever were caught...
Página 162 - I'M THAT same David Crockett, fresh from the backwoods, half-horse, half-alligator, a little touched with the snapping-turtle; can wade the Mississippi, leap the Ohio, ride upon a streak of lightning, and slip without a scratch down a honey locust; can whip my weight in wild cats, — and if any gentleman pleases, for a ten dollar bill, he may throw in a panther, — hug a bear too close for comfort, and eat any man opposed to Jackson.
Página 217 - The study of Natural History is at all times, and to almost every person, eminently pleasing and instructive : the object .in this admirable volume has been to render it doubly captivating by the plain and simple style in which it is treated, and by the numerous engravings with .which the text is illustrated. There is no branch of this delightful science more pleasing than that which exhibits the wonderful goodness and wisdom of the Creator, as they are displayed in the endless varieties of insect...

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