My Life in Many States and in Foreign Lands (Google eBook)

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D. Appleton, 1902 - Voyages and travels - 348 pages
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Page 10 - I AM monarch of all I survey, My right there is none to dispute ; From the centre all round to the sea I am lord of the fowl and the brute.
Page 193 - He muchee solly : one piecee eye Leekee sharp — so fashion — my; He talkee large, he talkee stlong, Too muchee culio ; allee same gong. — Top-side Galah ! Insidee house he can see light, And evly loom got fire all light, He lookee plenty ice more high, Insidee mout'h he plenty cly — Top-side Galah!
Page 291 - Here was George Francis Train, at the head of a great company called the Credit Foncier, organized for dealing in lands and stocks — for building cities along the railway from the Missouri to Salt Lake. This corporation had been clothed by the Nebraska legislature with nearly every power imaginable, save that of reconstructing the late rebel States. It was erecting neat cottages in Omaha and at other points west. Mr. Train owned personally about five hundred acres in Omaha, which cost him only...
Page 165 - Whether on the scaffold high, Or in the battle's van, The fittest place for man to die, Is where he dies for man.
Page 290 - The President shows good judgment in locating the road where the Almighty placed the signal station at the entrance of a garden seven hundred miles in length . . . (loud and prolonged cheers) . . . Congress gives something towards building this great national...
Page 72 - I want a ship of 2,000 tons. " McKay was one of those men who merely ask what is needed. He said he would build the sort of ship I wanted. "I shall call her the Flying Cloud," I said. This is the history of that famous ship destined to make a new era in shipbuilding all over the world. Longfellow sent me a copy of his poem — "The Building of the Ship," which he had written to commemorate the construction.
Page 7 - ... Bring out, bring out your dead!" The cart stopped and a rough pine box was carried out of the house. It held the body of a woman. On other days three smaller boxes had been carried out. They held the bodies of three little girls. Of all the household a man and a boy remained. The man wrote on a card: "This is my little son, George Francis Train. Four years old. Consigned on board the ship Henry to John Clarke, Jr., Dock Square, Boston; to be sent to his grandmother Pickering at Waltham, ten miles...
Page 290 - I happen to be lying around loose in this part of the country, at this particular time, it gives me a chance to meet some of the live men of Nebraska at the inauguration of the grandest enterprise under God, the world has ever witnessed.
Page 111 - The ice is broken, introductions follow. At Oswego, the young lady embarks for Niagara. Train takes the same boat. Let him continue: "And so we arrived at Niagara together. Dr. Wallace was kind enough to permit me to escort his charge about the Falls, and I was foolish enough to do several risky things in a sort of half-conscious desire to appear brave— the last infirmity of the mind of a lover. I went under the Falls and clambered about in all sorts of dangerous places, in an intoxication of love....
Page 339 - I have ever been an advocate of speed. I was born into a slow world, and I wished to oil the wheels and gear, so that the machine would spin faster and, withal, to better purposes.

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