Historical, Poetical and Pictorial American Scenes: Principally Moral and Religious; Being a Selection of Interesting Incidents in American History: to which is Added a Historical Sketch, of Each of the United States

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J.W. Barber, 1850 - United States - 180 pages
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Page 64 - General is said to have answered, " that he was not worth purchasing, but, such as he was, the King of Great Britain was not rich enough to do it.
Page 95 - I am an aged hemlock. The winds of an hundred winters have whistled through my branches ; I am dead at the top.
Page 22 - This adventure was the more remarkable, as many of this company were persons of figure, who had lived, in England, in honor, affluence and delicacy, and were entire strangers to fatigue and danger.
Page 148 - April, one thousand six hundred and eighty-two, in virtue of the commission of his Majesty, which I hold in my hand, and which may be seen by all whom it may concern, have taken, and do now take, in the name of his Majesty and of...
Page 95 - Kirkland, missionary to his tribe, he lived a reformed man for more than sixty years, and died in Christian hope. From attachment to Mr. Kirkland he had always expressed a strong desire to be buried near his minister and father, that he might (to use his own expression,) ' Go up with him at the great resurrection.
Page 165 - Ignatius, where was founded the old town of Michillimackinac. During M. Talon's explorations and Marquette's residence at St. Ignatius, they learned of a great river away to the west, and fancied — as all others did then — that upon its fertile banks whole tribes of God's children resided, to whom the sound of the Gospel had never come. Filled with a wish to go and preach to them, and in compliance with a request of M.
Page 123 - In 1664, Charles II. granted to his brother, the Duke of York. all that part of New England which lies between St.
Page 105 - neath a snowy veil ; The frost of death was in her eye, Her cheek was cold and hard and pale. He moved the robe from off the child, — The babe looked up and sweetly smiled ! SEBA SMITH.
Page 56 - Nature was here a series of wonders and a fund of delight. Here she displayed her ingenuity and industry in a variety of flowers and fruits, beautifully colored, elegantly shaped, and charmingly flavored; and we were diverted with numberless animals, presenting themselves perpetually to our view.
Page 121 - Mr. Winthrop had an extraordinary ring, which had been given his grandfather by King Charles the first, which he presented to the king. This, it is said, exceedingly pleased his majesty, as it had been once the property of a father most dear to him.

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