An Account of Col. Crockett's Tour to the North and Down East: In the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty-four. His Object Being to Examine the Grand Manufacturing Establishments of the Country; and Also to Find Out the Condition of Its Literature and Its Morals, the Extent of Its Commerce, and the Practical Operation of "The Experiment" ... (Google eBook)
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Page 4 - Life in London; or, The Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn, Esq., and his elegant friend Corinthian Tom, accompanied by Bob Logic, the Oxonian, in their Rambles and Sprees through the Metropolis.
Page 4 - An original Work, Characteristic, Satirical, Humorous, comprising scenes and sketches in every Rank of Society, being Portraits of the Illustrious, Eminent, Eccentric, and Notorious.
Page 98 - ... males, one-half derive the same advantage. As regards their moral condition and character, they are not inferior to any portion of the community.
Page 37 - The number of the ships beat me all hollow, and looked for all the world like a big clearing in the West, with the dead trees all standing. When we swung round to the wharf, it was covered with people, who inquired if I was on board ; and when the captain told them I was, they slung their hats, and gave three cheers. Immediately a committee came on board, representing the young Whigs, and informed me they were appointed to wait upon me, and invite me to the American Hotel. I accepted their offer,...
Page 91 - I wanted to see how it was that these northerners could buy our cotton, and carry it home, manufacture it, bring it, back, and sell it for half nothing ; and, in the mean time, be well to live, and make money besides. We stopped at the large stone house at the head of the falls of the Merrimac river, and having taken a little refreshment, went down among the factories. The dinner bells were ringing, and the folks pouring out of the houses like bees out of a gum.
Page 13 - MATHEMATICS FOR PRACTICAL MEN : Being a Common-Place Book of Principles, Theorems, Rules, and Tables, in various departments of Pure and Mixed Mathematics, with their Applications ; especially to the pursuits of Surveyors, Architects, Mechanics, and Civil Engineers, with numerous Engravings.
Page 23 - I was conducted to the house of a Mr. Neil ; where I met several gentlemen, and took some refreshment, not passing by a little Dutch courage. Of the latter there was plenty ; and I observed the man of the house, when he asked me to drink, he didn't stand by to see what I took, but turned away, and told me to help myself. That's what I call genteel. Arrived at the Exchange, I crowded through, went up to the second floor, and walked out on the porch, drew off my hat, and made my bow : speaking was...
Page 47 - I followed him ; but when he began to go this way, and that way, and every way, I wouldn't go after him ; like the boy whose master ordered him to plough across the field to the red cow. Well, he began to plough and she began to walk ; and he ploughed all forenoon after her. So when the master came, he swore at him for going so crooked. "Why, sir," said the boy, ''you told me to plough to the red cow, and I kept after her, but she always kept moving.