Travels in North America, from Modern Writers: With Remarks and Observations; Exhibiting a Connected View of the Geography and Present State of that Quarter of the Globe

Harvey and Darton, 1821 - 346 pagina's

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Pagina 84 - Rome ! Where tribunes rule, where dusky Davi bow, And what was Goose-Creek once is Tiber now ! This famed metropolis, where fancy sees Squares in morasses, obelisks in trees ; Which travelling fools and gazetteers adorn With shrines unbuilt and heroes yet unborn.
Pagina 203 - In this direction captain Lewis had gone about two miles when his ears were saluted with the agreeable sound of a fall of water, and as he advanced a spray which seemed driven by the high southwest wind arose above the plain like a column of smoke and vanished in an instant.
Pagina 204 - ... the whole Missouri is suddenly stopped by one shelving rock, which, without a single niche, and •with an edge as straight and regular as if formed by art, stretches itself from one side of the river to the other for at least a quarter of a mile.
Pagina 7 - The new town then assumes the name of its founder : a storekeeper builds a little framed store, and sends for a few cases of goods ; and then a tavern .starts up, which becomes the residence of a doctor and a lawyer, and the boarding-house of the storekeeper, as well as the resort of the weary traveler: soon follow a blacksmith and other handicraftsmen in useful succession : a schoolmaster, who is also the minister of religion, becomes an important accession to this rising community.
Pagina 239 - Aguasarco assert that flames were seen to issue forth for an extent of more than half a square league, that fragments of burning rocks were thrown up to prodigious heights, and that through a thick cloud of ashes, illumined by the volcanic fire, the softened surface of the earth was seen to swell up like an agitated sea.
Pagina 203 - ... seating himself on some rocks under the centre of the falls, enjoyed the sublime spectacle of this stupendous object which since the creation had been lavishing its magnificence upon the desert unknown to civilization.
Pagina 191 - ... shoulders ; to this they seem much attached, as the loss of it is the usual sacrifice at the death of near relations. In full dress, the men of consideration wear a hawk's feather, or calumet feather worked with porcupine quills, and fastened to the top of the head, from which it falls back. The face and body are generally painted with a mixture of grease and coal.
Pagina 239 - ... feet. In many of them a subterraneous noise is heard, which appears to announce the proximity of a fluid in ebullition.
Pagina 204 - The scene which it presented was indeed singularly beautiful, since without any of the wild irregular sublimity of the lower falls, it combined all the regular elegances which the fancy of a painter would select to form a beautiful waterfall.
Pagina 154 - The horrid noise of their closing jaws, their plunging amidst the broken banks of fish, and rising with their prey some feet upright above the water, the floods of water and blood rushing out of their mouths, and the clouds of vapour issuing from their wide nostrils, were truly frightful.

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