The Englishwoman in America

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John Murray, 1856 - Canada - 464 pages
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Page 409 - Court is held twice every year, for each State within the Circuit, by a Justice of the Supreme Court, assigned to the Circuit, and by the District Judge of the State or District in which the Court sits.
Page 117 - Though thy clime Be fickle, and thy year most part deform'd With dripping rains, or wither'd by a frost, I would not yet exchange thy sullen skies, And fields without a flower, for warmer France With all her vines ; nor for Ausonia's groves Of golden fruitage, and her myrtle bowers.
Page 394 - There's some say that we won. And some say that they won And some say that none won at all man ; But of one thing I'm sure. That at Sheriffmuir A battle there was which I saw, man.
Page 433 - ... instruction conformable to the views of any religious denomination, would be tantamount to the adoption of a government religion— a step contrary to the constitution, and equally at variance with the policy of a free government and the wishes of the people. To form for the schools a course of instruction which could bear the name of a religious one, and which would meet the views of all, was manifestly impossible. To give...
Page 147 - With a whoop like an Indian war-whoop the cars ran into a shed— they stopped— the pickpocket got up— I got up too— the baggage-master came to the door: "This gentleman has the checks for my baggage," said I, pointing to the thief. Bewildered, he took them from his waistcoat-pocket, gave them to the baggagemaster, and went hastily away. I had no inclination to cry "Stop thief!" and had barely time to congratulate myself on the fortunate impulse which had led me to say what I did, when my friends...
Page 145 - I had found it necessary to study physiognomy since leaving England, and was horrified by the appearance of my next neighbour. His forehead was low, his deep-set and restless eyes significant of cunning, and I at once set him down as a swindler or pickpocket. My convictions of the truth of my inferences were so strong, that I removed my purse— in which, however, acting by advice, I never carried more than five dollars — from my pocket, leaving in it only my handkerchief and the checks for my...
Page 238 - HAS PASSED BEHIND THE GREAT FALLING SHEET OF WATER, TO TERMINATION ROCK ; BEING 230 FEET BEHIND THE GREAT HORSE-SHOE FALL.
Page 339 - Strangers frequently doubt whether New York possesses a police; the doubt is very justifiable, for these guardians of the public peace are seldom forthcoming when they are wanted. They are accessible to bribes, and will investigate into crime when liberally rewarded; but probably in no city in the civilised world is life so fearfully insecure. The practice of carrying concealed arms, in the shape of stilettoes for attack, and swordsticks for defence, if illegal, is perfectly common; desperate reprobates,...
Page 147 - This gentleman has the checks for my baggage," said I, pointing to the thief. Bewildered, he took them from his waistcoat-pocket, gave them to the baggage-master, and went hastily away. I had no inclination to cry " Stop thief !" and had barely time to congratulate myself on the fortunate impulse which had led me to say what I did, when my friends appeared from the next car. They were too highly amused with my recital to sympathise at all with my feelings of annoyance ; and one of them, a gentleman...
Page 319 - ... fables. And exercise thyself unto godliness : for bodily exercise is profitable for a little ; but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life which now is, and of that which is to come.

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