Transatlantic Rambles: Or, A Record of Twelve Months' Travel in the United States, Cuba, & the Brazils

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G. Bell, 1851 - 168 pages
 

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Page 91 - Let us swear an oath, and keep it with an equal mind, In the hollow Lotos-land to live and lie reclined On the hills like Gods together, careless of mankind.
Page 34 - Men, my brothers, men the workers, ever reaping something new : That which they have done but earnest of the things that they shall do...
Page 91 - Roll'd to starboard, roll'd to larboard, when the surge was seething free, Where the wallowing monster spouted his foam-fountains in the sea. Let us swear an oath, and keep it with an equal mind, In the hollow Lotos-land to...
Page 34 - Yet I doubt not through the ages one increasing purpose runs, And the thoughts of men are widened with the process of the suns.
Page 44 - Mr. SILAS HIGGINS, who was lately a member of this branch of the Legislature, is dead, and he died yesterday in the forenoon. He had the brown-creaters, (bronchitis was meant,) and was an uncommon individual. His character was good up to the time of his death, and he never lost his woice.
Page 44 - He was fifty-six year old, and was taken sick before he died, at his boarding-house, where board can be had at a dollar and seventy-five cents a week, washing and lights included. He was an ingenus creetur, and, in the early part of his life, had a father and mother.
Page 61 - Ocean, and its bed would not afford sufficient for its corpse. And yet America is still in the gristle of boyhood. Europe what is Europe ? She is nowhar nothing. a circumstance a cypher a land absolutely ideal. We have faster steamboats, swifter locomotives, larger creeks, bigger plantations, better mill privileges...
Page 44 - ... beforehand. His death was considered, at the time, as rather premature, on account of its being brought on by a very hard cold. " Now, Mr. Speaker, such being the character of General Washington, I motion that we wear crape around the left arm of this Legislature, and adjourn...
Page 79 - Swift, such is its name, bore them to the Avon, that to the Severn, the Severn to the sea, to be dispersed unto all lands which things are an allegory.
Page 115 - Or to burst all links of habit there to wander far away, On from island unto island at the gateways of the day. Larger constellations burning, mellow moons and happy skies, Breadths of tropic shade and palms in cluster, knots of Paradise. Droops the heavy-blossom'd bower, hangs the heavy-fruited tree Summer isles of Eden lying in dark-purple spheres of sea.

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