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Page 228 - And he gave it for his opinion, " that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground, where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to hist country, than the whole race of politicians put together.
Page 207 - At two o'clock in the afternoon I thought I could distinguish a mountain to our right, which appeared like a small blue cloud; viewed it with the spy glass, and was still more confirmed in my conjecture, yet only communicated it to Dr.
Page 207 - Robinson, who was in front with me; but in half an hour they appeared in full view before us. When our small party arrived on the hill, they with one accord gave three cheers to the Mexican mountains.
Page 238 - Who misses, or who wins the prize ? Go, lose or conquer as you can ; But if you fail, or if you rise, Be each, pray God, a gentleman.
Page 139 - As I was going to St. Ives, I met a man with seven wives, Every wife had seven sacks, Every sack had seven cats, Every cat had seven kits — Kits, cats, sacks, and wives, How many were going to St. Ives?
Page 228 - Opinion, that whoever could make two Ears of Corn, or two Blades of Grass to grow upon a spot of Ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of 3° Mankind, and do more essential Service to his Country than the whole Race of Politicians put together.
Page 24 - Some prophet of that day said: "The Avon to the Severn runs, The Severn to the sea, And Wickliffe's dust shall spread abroad, Wide as the waters be.
Page 206 - But from these immense prairies may arise one great advantage ; the restriction of our population to some certain limits, and thereby a continuation of the Union. Our citizens being so prone to rambling and extending themselves on the frontier, will, through necessity, be constrained to limit their extent on the west to the borders of the Missouri and Mississippi, while they leave the prairies, incapable of cultivation, to the wandering and uncivilized Aborigines of the country.
Page 194 - ... the Mississippi river. In 1849 an immense emigration set in from these counties to California. In consequence, the traveler bound for the States, meeting teams, and asking the usual question, " Where are you from ? " was answered frequently with, " Pike county " meaning in some cases one Pike county, in some cases the other. This led to the general impression that everybody on the road was from Pike county, or that the inhabitants of Pike had all taken the road. Hence the general name of