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Page 41 - Oh ! ever thus, from childhood's hour, I've seen my fondest hopes decay ; I never loved a tree or flower, But 'twas the first to fade away. I never nursed a dear gazelle, To glad me with its soft black eye, • But when it came to know me well, And love me, it was sure to die...
Page 52 - Tribes of the wandering foot and weary breast, How shall ye flee away and be at rest! The wild-dove hath her nest, the fox his cave, Mankind their country — Israel but the grave ! ON JORDAN'S BANKS.
Page 21 - appeared in Council in his war dress, wearing a sword, from the hilt of which hung five human scalps, the terrible trophies of his success and valor in battle.
Page 35 - A portion of the industrious life of Tashima had been devoted to study ; and he had succeeded, with infinite labour, in adapting his literary acquirements to the language and capacity of his tribe. He had nourished the vain hope of preserving the nation without a cross in its blood, and the language of his people in its pristine purity. It was a magnificent conception ! The design was worthy of the last, as he was the greatest, chief of the tribe. He was the last, because none succeeded him ; he...
Page 25 - In very early life he visited the carousels of slaughter and delighted to bathe his tomahawk and scalping knife in the blood of his victims. His mercies were those of the grave, and few, if any with whom he entered the death strife, ever escaped the revengeful fury of his arm.
Page 7 - Thus in the war between Great Britain and the United States in 1812...
Page 22 - Sacs and Foxes, comprising a thousand panoplied and painted warriors. Boldly erect they stood in the majesty of nature, in their canoes, lashed side by side together, indulging in the dance, and rendering the river vocal with their war songs.
Page 22 - In the midst of these athletic exercises, which were continually diversified, — a sudden and startling sound broke upon the ear. The tap of the distant Indian drum intermingled with reiterated war cries, — came booming on the breeze, heralding the approach of other warrior bands.