The Traveler's Guide to the Hudson River, Saratoga Springs, Lake George, Falls of Niagara and Thousand Islands: Montreal, Quebec, and the Saguenay River : Also, to the Green and White Mountains, and Other Parts of New England, Forming the Fashionable Northern Tour Through the United States and Canada (Google eBook)

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American News Company, 1864 - Atlantic States - 324 pages
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Page 186 - 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.
Page 57 - M'Neven, to whom we are indebted for some account of what passed on this occasion. Nothing could exceed the surprise and admiration of all who witnessed the experiment. The minds of the most incredulous were changed in a few minutes. Before the boat had made the progress of a quarter of a mile, the greatest unbeliever must have been converted. The man who, while he looked on the expensive machine, thanked his stars that he had more wisdom than to waste his money on such idle schemes, changed the...
Page 110 - It has obtained a place in history on account of the bloody battle which was fought near it in the war of 1812, between the United States and Great Britain. The...
Page 57 - ... looked on the expensive machine, thanked his stars that he had more wisdom than to waste his money on such idle schemes, changed the expression of his features as the boat moved from the wharf and gained her speed : his complacent smile gradually stiffened into an expression of wonder. The jeers of the ignorant, who had neither sense nor feeling enough to suppress their contemptuous ridicule and rude jokes, were silenced for a moment...
Page 119 - Fall, which name has become inappropriate, as the edges of the precipice have ceased to be a curve, and forms a moderately acute angle. Near the middle of the fall, Goat Island, containing 75 acres, extends to the brow of the precipice, dividing the river into two parts ; and a small projecting mass of rock at a little distance from it, toward the American shore, again divides the cataract on that side. Goat Island, at the lower end, presents a perpendicular mass of rocks, extending from the bottom...
Page 230 - Tis to have Attentive and believing faculties; To go abroad rejoicing in the joy Of beautiful and well-created things ; To love the voice of waters, and the sheen Of silver fountains leaping to the sea ; To thrill with the rich melody of birds, Living their life of music ; to be glad In the gay sunshine, reverent in the storm ; To see a beauty in the stirring leaf, And find calm thoughts beneath the whispering tree; To see, and hear, and breathe the evidence Of God's deep wisdom in the natural world...
Page 117 - Mantled around thy feet. And he doth give Thy voice of thunder power to speak of him Eternally bidding the lip of man Keep silence, and upon thy rocky altar pour Incense of awe-struck praise.
Page 187 - Rapids are near and the daylight's past. Why should we yet our sail unfurl ? There is not a breath the blue wave to curl. But, when the wind blows off the shore, Oh ! sweetly we'll rest our weary oar. 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.
Page 27 - Edmund Palmer, an officer in the enemy's service, was taken as a spy lurking within our lines ; he has been tried as a spy, condemned as a spy, and shall be executed as a spy ; and the flag is ordered to depart immediately. " ISRAEL PUTNAM. " PS He has, accordingly, been executed.
Page 117 - Unfathom'd and resistless. God hath set His rainbow on thy forehead, and the cloud Mantled around thy feet. And he doth give Thy voice of thunder power to speak of Him Eternally bidding the lip of man Keep silence and upon thine altar pour Incense of awe-struck praise.

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