Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: A Series of Annotated Reprints of Some of the Best and Rarest Contemporary Volumes of Travel, Descriptive of the Aborigines and Social and Economic Conditions in the Middle and Far West, During the Period of Early American Settlement, Volume 27
Reuben Gold Thwaites
A. H. Clark Company, 1906 - Mississippi River Valley
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Page 79 - July in the year of our LORD CHRIST, One Thousand, Seven Hundred and Sixty one and in the First year of our Reign.
Page 121 - Ye ! who have traced the Pilgrim to the scene Which is his last, if in your memories dwell A thought which once was his, if on ye swell A single recollection, not in vain He wore his sandal-shoon and scallop-shell; Farewell ! with him alone may rest the pain, If such there were — with you, the moral of his strain.
Page 19 - STRANGER, if thou hast learned a truth which needs No school of long experience, that the world Is full of guilt and misery, and hast seen Enough of all its sorrows, crimes, and cares, To tire thee of it, enter this wild wood And view the haunts of Nature.
Page 81 - Shall and Will Warrant and forever Defend by these presents. IN WITNESS WHEREOF the said parties to these presents have interchangeably set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.
Page 24 - Enough of all its sorrows, crimes, and cares, To tire thee of it, enter this wild wood And view the haunts of Nature. The calm shade Shall bring a kindred calm, and the sweet breeze That makes the green leaves dance, shall waft a balm To thy sick heart.
Page 149 - Quoniam angelis suis mandavit de te : * ut custodiant te in omnibus viis tuis. In manibus portabunt te : * ne forte offendas ad lapidem pedem tuum.
Page 420 - A LIMITED EDITION only printed direct from type, and the type distributed. Each volume handsomely printed in large type on Dickinson's hand-made paper, and illustrated with maps, plates, and facsimiles. Published a volume each two months, beginning September, 1902. PRICE, volumes I and 2, $2.00 net each; volumes 3 to 16, $2.50 net each.
Page 419 - It is the earliest English 1 ne earliest account of those settlements, and, as an aCCOUnt authority in earlv wętern history, is of the highest importance. He [Pittman] was a military engineer, and for five years was employed in surveying the Mississippi River and exploring the western country. The excellent plans which accompany the work, artistically engraved on copper, add greatly to its value.
Page 418 - Edited with Introduction, Notes, and Index, by FRANK HEYWOOD HODDER PROFESSOR OF AMERICAN HISTORY, UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS THIS exceedingly rare work was issued in London, in 1770, and has been so much in demand by historical students and collectors of Americana that even imperfect copies of the original are now almost impossible to obtain at any price. Our text is from a perfect copy of the original with all the folding maps and plans carefully reproduced.
Page 73 - I have seen the walls of Balclutha, but they were desolate. The fire had resounded in the halls: and the voice of the people is heard no more. The stream of Clutha was removed from its place, by the fall of the walls. The thistle shook there its lonely head: the moss whistled to the wind. The fox looked out from the windows, the rank grass of the wall waved round...