Letters from the South: Written During an Excursion in the Summer of 1816, Nide 2

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James Eastburn & Company, at the Literary rooms, Broadway, corner of Pine-street. Abraham Paul, printer, 1817
 

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Sivu 2 - Co. of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit : " Tadeuskund, the Last King of the Lenape. An Historical Tale." In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States...
Sivu 110 - States, so far as I have had an opportunity of becoming acquainted with...
Sivu 11 - ... being used to them, but he could not reconcile himself to the looks of a rascally fellow, the like of which he had never seen before, who carried a great fin on his back, was shaped like a sunfish, and hissed ten times louder than his...
Sivu 17 - I only contemplate them as unapproachable, unextinguishable fires, glittering afar off, in those azure fields whose beauty and splendour have pointed them out as the abode of the Divinity ; as such, they form bright links in the chain of thought that leads directly to a contemplation of the Maker of heaven and earth. Nature is, indeed, the only temple worthy of the Deity. There is a mute eloquence in her smile ; a majestic severity in her frown; a divine charm in her harmony ; a speechless energy...
Sivu 121 - How much wheat did you raise this year? " A little rising of five thousand bushels." Do you pay any tax on your mill ? " No." On your cattle ? " No." On your wheat ? " No." Go to the d— 1, thought I, for a grub-worm grumbler as thou art ; but I was too polite to tell him so. While breakfast was getting ready by his two daughters, who were employed in this duty, while a younger one was tending a cardingmachine in a little shed near the house, we talked a little politics, as usual ; a subject about...
Sivu 86 - ... of an old established habit of thinking, and the wise from a conviction of the salutary effect of such impressions. Nothing can more completely show the importance of religion, not only to the morals but the manners of the great mass of mankind, than the contrast afforded by a village where there is regular service every Sabbath-day, and one where there is none. In the former you see a different style of manners entirely. Instead of lounging at a tavern, dirty and unshaven, the men are seen decently...
Sivu 2 - States entitled an act for the encouragement of learning hy securing the copies of maps, charts and books to the author., and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned, and also to an act entitled an act supplementary to an act, entitled an act for the encouragement of learning by securing the copies of maps, charts and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving and...
Sivu 87 - All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy ;' so does it make him a dull and stupid man. Men, in truth, cannot always be employed, and those that are unable to supply the tedium of bodily inertness by the exercise of mind, will, I say, amuse themselves in some way or other. If you afford them the means of attending church on the Sabbath, the most dangerous day of the week, because a day of idleness, whatever be their motives for going there, both their morals and their manners will be softened, by...
Sivu 17 - ... no reflecting being can resist. It is in such scenes and seasons, that the heart is deepest smitten with the power and goodness of Providence, and that the soul demonstrates its capacity for maintaining an existence independent of matter, by abstracting itself from the body, and expatiating alone in the boundless regions of the past and the future. As I continued strolling forward, there gradually came a perfect calm — and even the aspen-tree whispered no more. But it was not the deathlike...
Sivu 235 - There is a fine drawing-room here, in which the ladies meet to chat, or work, and play at chess, or devise some pleasant excursion.

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