Traits of the Aborigines of America: A Poem

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Hillard and Metcalf, 1822 - Indians of North America - 284 pages

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Page 189 - Behold, I am vile ! what shall I answer thee ? I will lay my hand upon my mouth :" " If thou hast done foolishly, in lifting up thyself, or if thou hast thought evil, lay thy hand upon thy mouth.
Page 193 - Silently, as a dream the fabric rose ; No sound of hammer, or of saw was there : Ice upon ice, the well-adjusted parts Were soon conjoin'd ; nor other cement ask'd Than water interfus'd, to make them one. Lamps gracefully dispos'd, and of all hues Illumin'd every side ; a watery light
Page 258 - The Lord In our Judge, the Lord is our Lawgiver, the Lord is our King, he will save us. The wisdom which God hath taught us in his book
Page 2 - & Hilliard of the said district have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit
Page 232 - happy, but me. I will go to my tent, and lie down in despair, I will paint me with black, and will sever my hair$ I will sit on the shore where the hurricane blows. And reveal to the god of the tempest,
Page 249 - found it sharp. Nevertheless, I did not do all that I might have done. No ! I did not. My heart failed within me. I felt compassion for your enemy. Innocence had no part in your quarrels. Therefore I distinguished, I spared. I took some live flesh, which while I was bringing to you, I
Page 186 - to maturity. They sacrificed, as an oblation of gratitude, some of the animals who were indebted to his influence for nourishment. They presented to him choice specimens of those works of ingenuity, which his light had guided the hand of man in forming : but the Incas never stained his altars with human blood, nor
Page 225 - One of the Sachems, who was the chief of them, then put upon his own head a kind of chaplet, in which appeared a small horn. This, according to scripture language, and among the primitive eastern nations, was an emblem of kingly power; and whenever the Chief who had a right to
Page 248 - to what I am going to say. While you, Father, are setting me on your enemy, much in the same manner as a hunter sets his dog on the game, while I am in the act of rushing on that enemy of yours, with the bloody destructive weapon you gave me, I may
Page 231 - The black-bird is singing on Michigan's shore, As sweetly and gaily as ever before; For he knows to his mate he at pleasure can hie And the dear little brood sh'e is teaching to fly. The sun looks as ruddy, and rises as bright, And reflects o'er our mountains as beamy a light As it ever reflected, or ever

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