Scientific Tracts and Family Lyceum: Designed for Instruction and Entertainment, and Adapted to Schools, Lyceums and Families, Volume 1

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Allen & Ticknor, 1834
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Page 334 - Lo, the poor Indian! whose untutored mind Sees God in clouds, or hears him in the wind: His soul, proud science never taught to stray Far as the solar walk or Milky Way...
Page 102 - Since this work was printed off, I have seen a substance excellently adapted to the purpose of wiping from paper the marks of a black-lead pencil.
Page 292 - There with its waving blade of green. The sea-flag streams through the silent water, And the crimson leaf of the dulse is seen To blush, like a banner bathed in slaughter: There with a light and easy motion, The fan-coral Sweeps through the clear deep sea; And the yellow and scarlet tufts of ocean Are bending like corn on the upland lea: And life, in rare and beautiful forms.
Page 296 - Beyond the shadow of the ship, I watched the water-snakes : They moved in tracks of shining white, And when they reared, the elfish light Fell off in hoary flakes. Within the shadow of the ship I watched their rich attire; Blue, glossy green, and velvet black, They coiled and swam; and every track Was a flash of golden fire.
Page 90 - Thucydides and have studied and admired the master states of the world — that for solidity of reasoning, force of sagacity, and wisdom of conclusion, under such a complication of difficult circumstances, no nation or body of men can stand in preference to the general congress at Philadelphia.
Page 362 - Dec. 16, 1714; educated at Oxford University; ordained 1736. In a ministry of thirty-four years, he crossed the Atlantic thirteen times, and preached more than 18,000 sermons...
Page 89 - Here is the finest air to live upon in the universe ; and if our trees and birds could speak, and our assemblymen be silent, the finest conversation too.
Page 148 - ... of our northern manufactures and this city. And why may we not look forward to the time when there shall be such a communication between this city and New York, Philadelphia, and Washington ? I dare not presume to predict such an event for some time to come ; and yet when we daily witness the extraordinary resources of this growing country — when we observe the wonderful results of an active and intelligent population incessantly occupied in developing their powers and resources — and stimulated,...
Page 306 - Turnips and carrots are thought indigenous roots of France. Our cauliflowers came from Cyprus ; our artichokes from Sicily ; lettuce from Cos, a name corrupted into gause, shallots, or eschallots from Ascalon.
Page 228 - In this engagement three men and a boy were killed, one boy was taken prisoner, and Miss Allen was wounded in the head and left for dead, but not scalped. In endeavoring to make her escape she was pursued by an Indian with an uplifted tomahawk and a gun. She was extremely active, and would have outran him, had he not fired upon her. The ball missed her, but she supposed that it had struck her, and in her fright, she fell.

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