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A Woman's Wanderings in the Western World; a Series of Letters Addressed to ...
Clara Fitzroy Kelly Bromley
No preview available - 2012
affectionate agreeable American amused appearance arrived Barbados beautiful boat Callao called Captain Captain-General Carlisle Bay carriage Cartagena cathedral Chagres CHAPTER church colour Cruz Cuba curious dear Father dinner distance England English everything excursion flowers friends garden going ground Guadaloupe Guayaquil harbour Havana Havanese HEIGHTS OF ABRAHAM hill honour hope horses Indian injuriados island Isthmus ISTHMUS OF PANAMA Jacob's Ladder Jalapa journey land least leaving letter Lima look LOPEZ EXPEDITION magnificent Mexican Mexico miles morning mountain nearly Niagara night o'clock ourselves Panama passed pleasant present pretty proceeded Puebla pulque reached resemblance ride river rocks Santa scarcely scene scenery seen ship shore short side singular sort Spain Spanish Speightstown spot steamer supposed things tion to-day to-morrow tobacco told took town trees voyage walk wonderful yellow fever yesterday York
Page 83 - We had generally eight horses or mules drawing us, and I do not think I am exaggerating when I say that...
Page 179 - Your green banana's giant leaves, Your golden canes in arrowy sheaves, Your palms which never die, but stand Immortal sea-marks on the strand, — Their feathery tufts like plumage rare, Their stems so high, so strange and fair ! Yea ! while the breeze of Kngland now Flings rose-scents on my aching brow, I think a moment I inhale Again the breath of tropic gale.
Page 153 - ... it will be necessary to go back to the commencement of the century.
Page 66 - Quebec, Montreal, indeed I may say, Canada generally, has pleased me much. The people are so gentle, civil, and above all, so polished in manner. They combine a good deal of the old French school of thorough politeness with our natural characteristic of frankness, without rudeness.
Page 181 - He seems to have been possessed with the idea that his wife was unfaithful to him, and that the object of her fancy was the Captain-General!