Historical Records and Studies, Volume 8

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Page 156 - ... of turkeys. The whole book, and every component part of it, is on a gigantic scale. The title is as long as an ordinary preface: the prefatory matter would furnish out an ordinary book: and the book contains as much reading as an ordinary library. We cannot sum up the merits of the stupendous mass of paper which lies before us better than by saying that it consists of about two thousand closely printed quarto pages, that it occupies fifteen hundred inches cubic measure, and that it weighs sixty...
Page 95 - ... on Sunday. Besides the English school kept for the children of the Bourgeois, he had a separate one maintained at his own expense, in which prayers and the catechism were taught in French to the Catholic women and children on Sundays and week days, by his orders. He also encouraged the chant of the canticles in which he was assisted by his wife and daughter, who took much pleasure in this exercise. He visited and examined his school once a week...
Page 99 - Says John Wyeth, who also gives these savages a good character: ' I know not what to say of their religion. I saw nothing like images, or any objects of worship whatever, and yet they appeared to keep a sabbath, for there is a day on which they do not hunt nor gamble, but sit moping all day, ami look like fools.
Page 85 - Such were the ill-fated men with whom McLoughlin united his fortunes, but he joined them not as coureur. His was an official position as physician and he had no part in whatever rascalities were committed. On the other hand, it must be borne in mind that many of the charges brought against the Northwesters were prompted not only by business but by race hatred. It was the English against the French. The feeling showed itself even in the courts, and judicial decisions given in England were almost sure...
Page 100 - The chiefs were arranged in a semicircle at the end which I was to occupy. I could not have believed they had the means, or could have known how, to have...
Page 49 - Liancourt' in 1796 visited Chestertown, and writes of the college building that it is in a deplorable state of decay, although it is not yet finished. There is no glass in any of the windows ; the walls have fallen down in many places, and the doors are without steps: yet this is the second college of the State, in which there are only two. It maintains a president and 3 masters; the 1 Travels through North America, second edition, Vol.
Page 156 - THE work of Dr. Nares has filled us with astonishment similar to that which Captain Lemuel Gulliver felt when first he landed in Brobdingnag, and saw corn as high as the oaks in the New Forest, thimbles as large as buckets, and wrens of the bulk of turkeys. The whole book, and every component part of it, is on a gigantic scale. The title is as long as an ordinary preface: the prefatory matter would furnish out an ordinary book; and the book contains as much reading as an ordinary library.
Page 51 - The church within was filled with ladies and gentlemen who had assembled in honor of the occasion. Dr. Smith opened the exercises of the day with prayer and afterwards with a Latin oration to the learned and collegiate part of the audience, as custom seems to have required. The candidates then proceeded with the public exercises, as follows : (1) A Latin salutatory oration by Mr. John Scott. (2) An oration in French by Mr. James Scott. (3) A Latin syllogistic dispute: "Кит œtemitae pœnarum contradicit...
Page 99 - Sabbath day, and they must prepare for public worship. About eight in the morning some of the chiefs came to me and asked where they should assemble. I asked them if they could not be accommodated in the willows which skirted the stream of water on which they were encamped.
Page 211 - CAREY, MATHEW. A Short Account of the Malignant Fever lately prevalent in Philadelphia; with a Statement of the Proceedings that took place on the fubject in different parts of the United States.

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