Western Characters, Or, Types of Border Life in the Western States

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Redfield, 1853 - 378페이지

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75 페이지 - There is not, and there never was on this earth, a work of human policy so well deserving of examination as the Roman Catholic Church.
77 페이지 - And she may still exist in undiminished vigour when some traveller from New Zealand shall, in the midst of a vast solitude, take his stand on a broken arch of London Bridge to sketch the ruins of St. Paul's.
104 페이지 - The groves were God's first temples. Ere man learned To hew the shaft, and lay the architrave, And spread the roof above them — ere he framed The lofty vault, to gather and roll back The sound of anthems ; in the darkling wood, Amid the cool and silence, he knelt down, And offered to the Mightiest solemn thanks And supplication.
34 페이지 - Poetry puts a spirit of life and motion into the universe. It describes the flowing, not the fixed. It does not define the limits of sense, or analyze the distinctions of the understanding, but signifies the excess of the imagination beyond the actual or ordinary impression of any object or feeling.
52 페이지 - It is to be doubted, whether some part of this vaunted stoicism be not the result of a more than ordinary degree of physical insensibility.
104 페이지 - At the end of the half hour they went to seek him, and he was no more. The good missionary, discoverer of a world, had fallen asleep on the margin of the stream that bears his name. Near its mouth the canoe-men dug his grave in the sand. Ever after, the forest rangers, if in danger on Lake Michigan, would invoke his name. The people of the West will build his monument.
244 페이지 - And I beseech you, Wrest once the law to your authority: To do a great right, do a little wrong, And curb this cruel devil of his will.
42 페이지 - ... character, and controlled by exact rules. Each appears, not as a slow formation by painful processes of invention, but as a perfect whole, springing directly from the powers of man. A savage physiognomy is imprinted on the dialect of the dweller in the wilderness ; but each dialect is still not only free from confusion, but is almost absolutely free from irregularities, and is pervaded and governed by undeviating laws.
155 페이지 - The goodness of the heart is shown in deeds Of peacefulness and kindness. Hand and heart Are one thing with the good as thou shouldst be.
104 페이지 - Mackinaw, he entered a little river in Michigan. Erecting an altar, he said mass after the rites of the Catholic church ; then, begging the men who conducted his canoe to leave him alone for a half hour, ' in the darkling wood, Amidst the cool and silence, he knelt down, And offered to the Mightiest solemn thanks And supplication.

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