Lawrie Todd: Or, The Settlers in the Woods, 1권

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Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1830 - 336페이지

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196 페이지 - ... heaving over its spray, a thick continued small rain came on ; and, about an hour after sunset, streaks and breaks in the clouds gave some token that the worst was over ; — it was not, however, so, for about the same time a stream appeared in the hollow, between the rising ground to which the axemen had retired, and the little knoll on which our shanty stood ; at the same time the waters in the river began to swell again. There was on this occasion no abrupt and bursting noise ; but the night...
182 페이지 - The insurrection of Massachusetts was one of the causes, which led to the formation of the constitution of the United States. Of the convention, which was chosen to consider it in this commonwealth, he was appointed the secretary. In this situation he gained many new friends, and his character and talents were further made known to the public.
104 페이지 - Observe, I did not purchase this plant with the intention of selling it again, but merely to draw attention to my green pots, and let the people see how well the pots looked when the plant was in them. Next day, some one fancied and purchased plant and pot.
191 페이지 - ABOUT day-break it began to rain, and continued to pour with increasing violence all the morning ; no one thought of stirring abroad who could keep within shelter. My boys and I had for task only to keep the fire at the door of the shanty brisk and blazing, and to notice that the pools, which began to form around us, did not become too large ; for sometimes, besides the accumulation of the rain, little streams would suddenly break out, and rushing towards us, would have extinguished our fire, had...
191 페이지 - About daybreak it began to rain, and continued to pour with increasing violence all the morning ; no one thought of stirring abroad who could keep within shelter. My boys and I had for task only to keep the fire at the door of the shanty brisk and blazing, and to notice that the pools which began to form around us did not become too large ; for sometimes, besides the accumulation of the rain, little streams would suddenly break out, and, rushing towards us, would have extinguished our fire, had we...
193 페이지 - No man, who hath not seen the like, would credit the description. Suddenly a sharp flash of lightning, followed by an instantaneous thunder-peal, lightened up all the forest ; and almost in the same moment the rain came lavishing along as if the windows of heaven were opened ; anon another flash, and a louder peal burst upon us, as if the whole forest was rending over and around us. I drew my helpless and poor trembling little boys under the skirts of my great coat.
67 페이지 - Delight thyself in the Lord, and He shall give thee the desire of thy heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord : trust also in Him, and he shall bring it to pass.
64 페이지 - ... bargain, Lawrie had business enough on his hands ; two branches of which, however, he proposed to merge in matrimony ; namely, the courtship and the retailing, which latter was to be transferred to Miss Rebecca, after her transformation into Mrs. Todd. The ceremony of her baptism is very well described. ' When I beheld her tall, slender, and erect form, with slow and measured steps, move up the middle aisle, dressed in a white robe in maidenly simplicity ; when I saw her stand serene in the midst...
64 페이지 - Entreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee; for whither thou goest, I will go; where thou lodgest, I will lodge; thy people shall be my people, and thy God, my God.
104 페이지 - I ever heard that there was a geranium in this world ; as, before this, I had no taste for, nor paid any attention to plants. I looked a few minutes at the plant, thought it had a pleasant smell, and that it would look well if removed into one of my green flowerpots, to stand on my counter to draw attention.

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