Virginia Illustrated: Containing a Visit to the Virginian Canaan, and the Adventures of Porte Crayon [pseud.] and His Cousins

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Harper, 1857 - 300 strani
 

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Stran 246 - HERE WAS BURIED THOMAS JEFFERSON, Author of the Declaration of American Independence, Of the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, And Father of the University of Virginia ; because by these, as testimonials that I have lived, I wish most to be remembered.
Stran 161 - O, woman ! in our hours of ease, Uncertain, coy, and hard to please, And variable as the shade By the light quivering aspen made ; When pain and anguish wring the brow, A ministering angel thou...
Stran 137 - With wild surprise, As if to marble struck, devoid of sense, A stupid moment motionless she stood : So stands the statue that enchants the world ; So bending tries to veil the matchless boast, The mingled beauties of exulting Greece. Recovering, swift she flew to find those robes Which blissful Eden knew not ; and, array'd In careless haste, th...
Stran 219 - Could I embody and unbosom now That which is most within me — could I wreak My thoughts upon expression, and thus throw Soul, heart, mind, passions, feelings, strong or weak, All that I would have sought, and all I seek, Bear, know, feel, and yet breathe — into one word, And that one word were Lightning, I would speak ; But as it is, I live and die unheard, With a most voiceless thought, sheathing it as a sword.
Stran 146 - But the kind hosts their entertainment grace With hearty welcome, and an open face; In all they did, you might discern with ease A willing mind and a desire to please.
Stran 259 - When Moll and I helped Wildair up, No longer trim and jolly — "Feelst not, Sir Dick," says saucy Moll, "A Pious Melancholy?" THE LOAFER AND THE SQUIRE BY PORTE CRAYON The squire himself was the type of a class found only among the rural population of our Southern States — a class, the individuals of which are connected by a general similarity of position and circumstance, but present a field to the student of man infinite in variety, rich in originality. As the isolated oak that spreads his umbrageous...
Stran 168 - ... proudly shone; By each gun the lighted brand In a bold determined hand, And the Prince of all the land Led them on. Like leviathans afloat Lay their bulwarks on the brine; While the sign of battle flew On the lofty British line : It was ten of April morn by the chime: As they drifted on their path, There was silence deep as death ; And the boldest held their breath For a time.
Stran 216 - Signor, non sotto l' ombra in piaggia molle , Tra fonti e fior, tra Ninfe e tra Sirene; Ma in cima all' erto e faticoso colle Della virtù , riposto è il nostro bene. Chi non gela e non suda , e non s' estolle Dalle vie del piacer, là non perviene.
Stran 268 - Lost river, from its sinkingunder a mountain, and never appearing again. 7. A spring of a sulphureous nature, an infallible cure for particular cutaneous disorders. 8. Sixteen miles north-east of Winchester, a natural cave or well, into which, at times, a person may go down to the depth of 100 or 150 yards ; and at other times, the water rises up to the top, and overflows plentifully. This is called the ebbing aud flowing well, and is situated in a plain, flat country, not contiguous to any mountain...

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