Sketches from the Mountains of Mexico

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Standard publishing Company, 1889 - Mexico - 433 pages
 

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Page 428 - WHEN Freedom from her mountain height Unfurled her standard to the air, She tore the azure robe of night. And set the stars of glory there. She mingled with its gorgeous dyes The milky baldric of the skies, And striped its pure celestial white With streakings of the morning light...
Page 104 - The lion and the lamb shall lie down together and a little child shall lead them.
Page 216 - There are moments, I think, when the spirit receives Whole volumes of thought on its unwritten leaves, When the folds of the heart in a moment unclose Like the innermost leaves from the heart of a rose.
Page 319 - Twas the presence of God, in a symbol sublime ; His vow from the flood to the exit of time...
Page 187 - After all, there is such a thing as killing the goose that lays the golden eggs.
Page 32 - There, in truth, is the one touch of Nature which makes the whole world kin! There is enough to give the Idealist perpetual pause! There - in that mystic unburdening of our bodies - that unanswerable reminder of mortality!
Page 114 - ... been extensively used by the Indians as a manufactory for their rude vessels of soapstone. After half an hour spent in examining the hill and quarry, the representative of the owner, who had jealously watched proceedings, informed the party that they had been there long enough, and she desired them not to stand upon the order of their going, but to go at once. The members of The Worcester Society of Antiquity were at first disposed to resent this peremptory dismissal, it not being in accordance...
Page 252 - Stampede' is danced in this way: The ladies range themselves on one side of the room, and the gentlemen on the other. Then one of the gentlemen neighs, and if a lady 'whinnies' in answer, they both step forward, and become partners for the dance. If the gentleman is very homely, and, after neighing three times, no lady should answer, he steps out of the 'ring,' and hopes for better luck next time.
Page 176 - Jurisdiction is involved, we must "hew to the line, let the chips fall where they may.
Page 135 - A little thieving is a dangerous art, But thieving largely is a noble part; Tis vile to rob a henroost of a hen, But stealing largely makes us gentlemen.

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