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Page 87 - In the language of holy writ there is a time for all things, a time to preach and a time to pray, but those times have passed away. There is also a time to fight, and that time has now come.
Page 40 - That every man shall do good work for his bread ; and secondly, That every man shall have good bread for his work.
Page 65 - The German farmers are great economists of their wood. Hence they burn it only in stoves, in which they consume but a 4th or 5th part of what is commonly burnt in ordinary open fire places: besides, their horses are saved by means of this economy, from that immense labour, in hauling wood in the middle of winter, which frequently unfits the horses of their neighbours for the toils of the ensuing spring.
Page 77 - I have known Christopher Ludwick from an early period in the war, and have every reason to believe, as well from observation as information, that he has been a true and faithful servant to the public ; that he has detected and exposed many impositions, which were attempted to be...
Page 104 - If it were possible, to determine the amount of all the property brought into Pennsylvania, by the present German inhabitants of the state, and their ancestors, and then compare it with the present amount of their property, the contrast would form such a monument of human industry and economy, as has seldom been contemplated in any age or country.
Page 68 - They eat sparingly of boiled animal food, with large quantities of vegetables, particularly sallad, turnips, onions, and cabbage, the last of which they make into sour crout. They likewise use a large quantity of milk and cheese in their diet. Perhaps the Germans do not proportion the quantity of their animal food, to the degrees of their labour; hence it has been thought, by some people, that they decline in strength sooner than their English or Irish neighbours. Very few of them ever use distilled...
Page 70 - ... to the family. Happy state of human society ! what blessings can civilization confer, that can atone for the extinction of the ancient and patriarchal pleasure of raising up a numerous and healthy family of children, to labour for their parents, for themselves and for their country...
Page 76 - From the history that has been given of the German agriculture, it will hardly be necessary to add that a German farm may be distinguished from the farms of the other citizens of the state, by the superior size of their barns; the plain, but compact form of their houses; the height of their inclosures; the extent of their orchards; the fertility of their fields; the luxuriance of their meadows, and a general appearance of plenty and neatness in everything that belongs to them.
Page 61 - The first dwelling house upon this farm is small, and built of logs. It generally lasts the life time of the first settler of a tract of land; and hence they have a saying that 'a son should always begin his improvements where his father left off' — that is, by building a large and convenient stone house.