The Homes of the New World: Impressions of America, Том 2

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Harper & Brothers, 1853
Nolen's plans for development in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Стр. 138 - He that is unjust, let him be unjust still, and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still, and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still, and he that is holy, let him be holy still. And behold, I come quickly, and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
Стр. 123 - ... iniquities of the fathers shall be visited upon the children unto the third and fourth generation.
Стр. 614 - O SING unto the LORD a new song: Sing unto the LORD, all the earth.
Стр. 13 - At the end of the half hour they went to seek him, and he was no more. The good missionary, discoverer of a world, had fallen asleep on the margin of the stream that bears his name. Near its mouth the canoe-men dug his grave in the sand. Ever after, the forest rangers, if in danger on Lake Michigan, would invoke his name. The people of the West will build his monument.
Стр. 77 - 'Tis a bad trade, friend. Examine it in the light of conscience, and see if it be not so.' But while they refused to pay such fees and taxes, they were liberal to a proverb in their contributions for all useful and benevolent purposes. "At the end of ten years, the public lands, which they had chosen for their farms, were advertised for sale by auction.
Стр. 6 - Ahasistari. Nature had planted in his mind the seeds of religious faith : " Before you came to this country," he would say, " when I have incurred the greatest perils, and have alone escaped, I have said to myself, ' Some powerful spirit has the guardianship of my days ; ' " and he professed his belief in Jesus, as the good genius and protector, whom he had before unconsciously adored. After trials of his sincerity, he was baptized ; and, enlisting a troop of converts, savages like himself, " Let...
Стр. 12 - we must, indeed, ask the aid of the Virgin." Armed with bows and arrows, with clubs, axes, and bucklers, amidst continual whoops, the natives, bent on war, embark in vast canoes made out of the trunks of hollow trees ; but, at the sight of the mysterious peace-pipe held aloft, God touched the hearts of the old men, who checked the impetuosity of the young ; and, throwing their bows and quivers into the canoes, as a token of peace, they prepared a hospitable welcome. The next day, a long, wooden canoe,...
Стр. 6 - I render to thee, Jesus, my Lord, for all thy benefits ? I will accept thy cup, and invoke thy name...
Стр. 57 - What a glorious new Scandinavia might not Minnesota become ! Here would the Swede find again his clear, romantic lakes, the plains of Scania rich in corn, and the vallies of Norrland; here would the Norwegian find his rapid rivers, his lofty mountains, for I include the Rocky Mountains and Oregon in the new kingdom; and both nations, their hunting-fields and their fisheries. The Danes might here pasture their flocks and herds, and lay out their farms on richer and less misty coasts than those of...
Стр. 11 - Mississippi bore on its sands the trail of men ; a little footpath was discerned leading into a beautiful prairie ; and, leaving the canoes, Joliet and Marquette resolved alone to brave a meeting with the savages. After walking six miles, they beheld a village on the banks of a river, and two others on a slope, at a distance of a mile and a half from the first. The river was the Mou-in-gou-e-na, or Moingona, of which we have corrupted the name into Des Moines.

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