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Samuel H. Parker, E. Lincoln, Printer, 1806 - 144 pages
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Page 10 - And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth , that the bow shall be seen in the cloud : and I will remember my covenant which is between me and you, and every living creature of all flesh ; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.
Page 9 - I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.
Page 135 - That every labouring sinew strains, Those in the deeper vitals rage : Lo ! Poverty, to fill the band, That numbs the soul with icy hand, And slow-consuming Age. To each his sufferings : all are men, Condemned alike to groan ; The tender for another's pain, Th
Page 135 - A grisly troop are seen, The painful family of Death, More hideous than their Queen : This racks the joints, this fires the veins, That...
Page 139 - I scarcely could turn to fall upon the ground with my head to the northward, when I felt the heat of its current plainly upon my face. We all lay flat on the ground as if dead, till Idris told us it was blown over. The meteor or purple haze which...
Page 133 - Where shaggy forms o'er ice-built mountains roam, The Muse has broke the twilight gloom To cheer the shivering native's dull abode. And oft, beneath the odorous shade Of Chili's boundless forests laid, She deigns to hear the savage youth repeat, In loose numbers wildly sweet, Their feather-cinctured chiefs, and dusky loves.
Page 141 - Maroons were creft and lofty, indicating a consciousness of superiority ; vigour appeared upon their muscles, and their motions displayed agility. Their eyes were quick, •wild, and fiery, the white of them appearing a little reddened ; owing, perhaps, to the greenness of the wood they burned hi their houses, with the smoke of which they must have been affected.
Page 140 - I should look upon it as a great happiness, if, at the beginning of my reign. I could see the foundation laid of so great and necessary a work as the increase and encouragement of our seamen in general, that they may be invited...
Page 141 - They possessed most, if not all, of the senses in a superior degree. They were accustomed, from habit, to discover in the woods, objects, which white people, of the best sight, could not distinguish, and their hearing was so wonderfully quick, that it enabled them to elude their most active pursuers ; they were seldom surprised. They communicated with one another by means of horns, and, when these could scarcely be heard by other people, they distinguished the orders that the sounds conveyed. It...
Page 121 - And dark as winter was the flow Of Iser rolling rapidly." Read, "And dark as winter was the flow — of Iser rolling rapidly." The error of ccesural pause would occur thus : " The look that spoke gladness and welcome was gone." " The blaze that shone bright in the hall was no more." Read thus, " The blaze that shone bright — in the hall was no more.

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