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Page 81 - ... there's a divinity that shapes our ends, rough hew them how we will.
Page 236 - In witness whereof, the master or purser of the said vessel hath affirmed to C. D bills of lading, all of this tenor and date; one of which being accomplished, the others to stand void.
Page 8 - Here they lay from midnight till morning. At daylight they resumed the pursuit, and about sunrise discovered the horses; and immediately dismounting and tying up their own, they crept cautiously to a rising ground which intervened, from the crest of which they perceived the encampment of four lodges close by. They proceeded quietly and had got within thirty or forty yards of their object, when a movement among the horses discovered them to the Indians.
Page 9 - An old squaw, possibly his mother, stopped and looked back from the mountain side she was climbing, threatening and lamenting. The frightful spectacle appalled the stout hearts of our men ; but they did what humanity required, and quickly terminated the agonies of the gory savage. They were now masters of the camp, which was a pretty little recess in the mountain, with a fine spring, and apparently safe from all invasion. Great preparations had been made to feast a large party, for it was a very...
Page 8 - Mexican; and, well mounted, the three set off on the trail. In the evening Fuentas returned, his horse having failed ; but Carson and Godey had continued the pursuit. " In the afternoon of the next day, a war-whoop was heard, such as Indians make when returning from a victorious enterprise ; and soon Carson and Godey appeared driving before them a band of horses, recognized by Fuentas to be a part of those they had lost.
Page 105 - Lieutenant and you are your self to observe and follow such Orders and Instructions, as you shall from time to time receive from Me or...
Page 108 - The world is full of poetry — the air Is living with its spirit ; and the waves Dance to the music of its melodies, And sparkle in its brightness. Earth is veiled And mantled with its beauty ; and the walls That close the universe with crystal in, Are eloquent with voices that proclaim The unseen glories of immensity, In harmonies too perfect and too high For aught but beings of celestial mould, And speak to man in one eternal hymn. Unfading beauty and unyielding power.
Page 122 - In the latter part of April, 1784, my father with his family, and five other families, set out from Louisville, in two flat-bottomed boats, for the Long Falls of Green river. The intention was to descend the Ohio river to the mouth of Green river, and ascend that river to the place of destination.
Page 275 - Again an unknown agent had interposed in their behalf. This second sacrifice cast dismay into the ranks of the assailants, and just as the sun was disappearing behind the western hills the foe withdrew for a short distance, to devise some new mode of attack.