Struggles Through Life: Exemplified in the Various Travels and Adventures in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America, of Lieut. John Harriott ....

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Page 239 - The parent storms, the child looks on, catches the lineaments of wrath, puts on the same airs in the circle of smaller slaves, gives a loose to the worst of passions, and thus nursed, educated, and daily exercised in tyranny, cannot but be stamped by it with odious peculiarities.
Page 22 - ... of his feet are still to be seen, and hurled his bolts among them till the whole were slaughtered, except the big bull, who presenting his forehead to the shafts, shook them off as they fell; but missing one at length, it wounded him in the side; whereon, springing round, he bounded over the Ohio, over the Wabash, the Illinois, and finally over the great lakes, where he is living at this day.
Page 239 - Our children see this, and learn to imitate it ; for man is an imitative animal. This quality is the germ of all education in him. From his cradle to his grave he is learning to do what he sees others do.
Page 202 - Butler's famous tautology that " . . . . the value of a thing Is just as much as it will bring...
Page 21 - That in ancient times a herd of these tremendous animals came to the Bigbone licks, and began an universal destruction of the bear, deer, elks, buffaloes, and other animals which had been created for the use of the Indians; that the Great Man above, looking down and seeing this, was so enraged that he seized his lightning, descended on the earth, seated himself on a...
Page 27 - ... of the United States, and still more so to strangers. A dollar, in sterling money, is four shillings and six pence ; but, in the New-England states, the currency is six shillings to a dollar ; in New- York, eight shillings ; in New-Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland, seven shillings and six pence ; in Virginia, six shillings ; in North Carolina, eight shillings ; and, in South Carolina and Georgia, four shillings and eight pence. All agree that the evil is great and wants to be remedied ; but...
Page 258 - ... continue undisturbed ; should Congress assemble for a number of years, until the national bank and other public offices necessarily draw the moneyed interests to it, the city of Washington, in the course of a century, may form a focus of attraction to mercantile and trading people sufficient to make a beautiful commercial city deserving the name of its founder; but I apprehend so many hazards as to be most unwilling to venture any part of my property in the undertaking.
Page 22 - ... among them, till the whole were slaughtered, except the big bull, who, presenting his forehead to the shafts, shook them off as they fell, but missing one, at length it wounded him in the side, whereon, springing round, he bounded over the...
Page 312 - ... it being more than two feet above the level of the rest of the island. This wall was more than two miles and a half in circumference, and carried over several deep rills or outlets. Thus far, we had gone on rapidly, and safely: the two ends of the wall were about...
Page 348 - Lastly, the poor man places some of his comfort (often, it must be acknowledged, too much of it) in social and convivial enjoyments. The bare mention of these, in a poor man, strikes many with the idea of great criminality, and the appellations of drunken and idle are liberally bestowed with great indignation. To get drunk, and squander at an ale-house what ought to maintain his family, is undoubtedly very wrong in a poor man : but that, after a hard day's or week's labour, he should love to relax...

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