Elements of the German Language: A Practical Manual for Acquiring the Art of Reading, Speaking and Composing German (Google eBook)

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Applegate & Company, 1856 - German language - 319 pages
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Page 186 - Stranger! there is not room for us both. The Great Spirit has not made us to live together. There is poison in the white man's cup; the white man's dog barks at the red man's heels. If I should leave the land of my fathers, whither shall I fly? Shall I go to the south, and dwell among the graves of the Pequots? Shall I wander to the west? The •fierce Mohawk, — the man-eater, — is my foe. Shall I fly to the east? The great water is before me. No, stranger; here I have lived, and here will I...
Page 186 - White man, there is eternal war between me and thee! I quit not the land of my fathers, but with my life. In those woods, where I bent my youthful bow, I will still hunt the deer; over yonder waters I will still glide, unrestrained, in my bark canoe. 30 By those dashing waterfalls I will still lay up my winter's store of food ; on these fertile meadows I will still plant my corn.
Page 197 - Lydia that they would be in the room at seven o'clock, and remain late; and that they wished the family to retire early to bed ; adding, that when they were going away, they would call her to let them out, and extinguish their fire and candles. She accordingly sent all the family to bed ; but, as the officer had been so particular, her curiosity was excited. She took off her shoes, and put her ear to the key-hole of the conclave.
Page 193 - She attempted to evade the truth, by declaring she had a dream the night before, which alarmed her, and that she had persuaded her husband to fly. " The Great Spirit never deigns to talk in dreams to a white face," said the old Indian. " Woman, thou hast two tongues and two faces. Speak the truth, or thy children shall surely die.
Page 197 - Lydia returned home with her flour ; sat up alone to watch the movements of the British troops ; heard their footsteps ; but when they returned in a few days after, did not dare to ask a question, though solicitous to learn the event. The next evening, the adjutant-general came in, and requested her to walk up to his room, as he wished to put some questions.
Page 192 - On a rainy evening in the winter of 1815, as I was alone m my chamber, I took up my flute and commenced playing. In a few minutes my attention was directed to a mouse that I saw creeping from a hole, and advancing to the chair in which I was sitting. I ceased playing, and it ran precipitately back to its hole ; I began again shortly afterwards, and was much surprised to see it re-appear, and take its old position. The appearance of the...
Page 182 - In deadly white it upward rose, Of cloak or mantle bare, And held its naked arms across, To catch him by the hair. Poor Henry felt his blood run cold At what before him stood; But well, thought he, no harm, I'm sure, Can happen to the good.
Page 185 - Then I do as well as I can; I work on, and never think of it. Mr. L. Are you not dry sometimes this hot weather? B. Yes, but there is water enough. Mr. L. Why, my little fellow, you are quite a philosopher ! B.
Page 192 - ... ecstasy. I ceased playing, and it instantly disappeared again. This experiment I repeated frequently with the same success, observing that it was always differently affected, as the music varied from the slow and plaintive to the brisk and lively. It finally went off, and all my art could not entice it to return.
Page 197 - Washington information of our intended attack, unless the walls of the house could speak. When we arrived near White Marsh, we found all their cannon mounted, and the...

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