America Not Discovered by Columbus: An Historical Sketch of the Discovery of America by the Norsemen in the Tenth Century ... With an Appendix on the Historical, Linguistic, Literary, and Scientific Value of the Scandinavian Languages. Also a Bibliography of the Pre-Columbian Discoveries of America

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S. C. Griggs & Company, 1891 - America - 164 pages
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Page 76 - Three weeks we westward bore, And when the storm was o'er, Cloud-like we saw the shore Stretching to lee-ward ; There for my lady's bower Built I the lofty tower, Which, to this very hour, Stands looking sea-ward.
Page 76 - There lived we many years; Time dried the maiden's tears; She had forgot her fears, She was a mother; Death closed her mild blue eyes, Under that tower she lies; Ne'er shall the sun arise On such another!
Page 118 - Silence as of death,' writes he; 'for Midnight, even in the Arctic latitudes, has its character: nothing but the granite cliffs ruddy-tinged, the peaceable gurgle of that slow-heaving Polar Ocean, over which in the utmost North the great Sun hangs low and lazy, as if he too were slumbering. Yet is his cloud-couch wrought of crimson and...
Page 108 - Saxon inheritance ; it is rather from the Northmen that we have derived our vital energy, our freedom of thought, and, in a measure that we do not yet suspect, our strength of speech.
Page 155 - ROBINSON (Conway) An account of discoveries in the west until 1519, and of voyages to and along the Atlantic coast of North America, from 1520 to 1573. Prepared for " The Virginia historical and philosophical society," and published by the society : 8vo large — Richmond, printed by Shepherd & Colin, 1848 ; deposited by William Maxwell.
Page 150 - Nicolo il K. e M. Antonio. Libro uno. Con un disegno particolare di tutte le dette parti di Tramontana da lor scoperte.
Page 72 - The nature of the country was, as they thought, so good, that cattle would not require house-feeding in winter, for there came no frost in winter, and little did the grass wither there. Day and night were more equal than in Greenland or Iceland, for on the shortest day was the sun above the horizon from half-past seven in the forenoon till half-past four in the afternoon.
Page 100 - HISTORY has not recorded the annals of a people who have occasioned greater, more sudden, or more numerous revolutions in Europe than the Scandinavians *, or whose antiquities, at the same time, are so little known.
Page 106 - ... in that Valhalla upon whose walls stood the watchman Heimdal, whose ear was so acute that he could hear the grass \ grow in the meadows of earth, and the wool on the backs of sheep. He lived in a credulous age, in the dim twilight of the past. He was ' The sky-lark in the dawn of years, The poet of the morn.
Page 98 - British constitution, representative legislation, the trial by jury, security of property, freedom of mind and person, the influence of public opinion over the conduct of public affairs, the Reformation, the liberty of the press, the spirit of the age — all that is or has been of value to man in modern times as a...

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