The Thousand Islands of the River St. Lawrence: With Descriptions of Their Scenery as Given by Travellers from Different Countries at Various Periods Since Their First Exploration, and Historical Notices of Events with which They are Associated

Davis, Bardeen & Company, 1880 - 307 páginas

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Página 223 - 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.2 Row, brothers, row, the stream runs fast, The Rapids are near, and the daylight's past!
Página 179 - The apparent disorder augments the grandeur, for the appearance of care is highly contrary to our ideas of magnificence. Besides, the stars lie in such apparent confusion, as makes it impossible on ordinary occasions to reckon them. This gives them the advantage of a sort of infinity.
Página 30 - Hear, Yonnondio ; take care for the future, that so great a number of soldiers as appear there do not choke the tree of peace planted in so small a fort. It will be a great loss, if, after it had so easily taken root, you should stop its growth, and prevent its covering your country and ours with its branches.
Página 27 - I am ordered, therefore, to demand satisfaction, and to tell them, that in case of refusal, or their plundering us any more, that I have express orders to declare war. This belt confirms my words. The warriors of the Five Nations have conducted the English into the lakes, which belong to the king, my master, and brought the English among the nntions that are his children, to destroy the trade of his subjects, and to withdraw these nations from him.
Página 28 - Yonnondio; You must have believed, when you left Quebeck, that the sun had burnt up all the forests, which render our country inaccessible to the French, or that the lakes had so far overflown the banks, that they had surrounded our castles, and that it was impossible for us to get out of them.
Página 30 - ... with its branches. I assure you, in the name of the Five Nations, that our warriors shall dance to the calumet of peace under its leaves, and shall remain quiet on their mats, and...
Página 29 - Hear, Yonnondio : our women had taken their clubs, our children and old men had carried their bows and arrows into the heart of your camp, if our warriors had not disarmed them, and kept them back, when your messenger Ohguesse came to our castles.
Página 17 - If other nations are admitted to your councils, they will sow jealousies among you, and you will become enslaved, few and feeble. Remember these words : they are the last you will hear from the lips of Hi-a-wat-ha. Listen, my friends, the Great- Master-of-Breath calls me to go. I have patiently waited his summons. I am ready : Farewell.
Página 242 - Ontario; but he was not certain that all were due to wave action, though he says that "with the exception of the parallel roads or shelves in Glen Roy and some neighboring glens of the western highlands of Scotland, I never saw so remarkable an example of banks, terraces and accumulations of stratified gravel, sand and clay maintaining over wide areas so perfect a horizontality as in the district (1) Proo. G«ol. Soc., London, Vol. II., No. 51. pp. 537-8. 15 M. north of Toronto.
Página 27 - Umameis ; they have massacred men, women, and children ; and have made many of these nations prisoners, who thought themselves safe in their villages in time of peace. These people, who are my king's children, must not be your slaves; you must give them their liberty, and send them back into their own country. If the Five Nations shall refuse to do this, I have express orders to declare war against them.

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