The Flowers of Modern Travels: Being Elegant, Entertaining and Instructive Extracts, Selected from the Works of the Most Celebrated Travelers, Том 2

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Pub. for the subscribers, John H. Belcher, agent, 1816

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Сторінка 180 - Cherokees in their dispositions and manners are grave and steady; dignified and circumspect in their deportment; rather slow and reserved in conversation; yet frank, cheerful, and humane; tenacious of the liberties and natural rights of man; secret, deliberate and determined in their councils; honest, just and liberal, and ready always to sacrifice every pleasure and gratification, even their blood, and life itself, to defend their territory and maintain their rights.
Сторінка 79 - HAD desired to visit the Hebrides, or Western Islands of Scotland, so long, that I scarcely remember how the wish was originally excited ; and was in the autumn of the year 1773 induced to undertake the journey, by finding in Mr.
Сторінка 104 - There was perhaps never any change of national manners so quick, so great, and so general, as that which has operated in the Highlands, by the last conquest, and the subsequent laws. We came thither too late to see what we expected, a people of peculiar appearance, and a system of antiquated life.
Сторінка 278 - The boast of heraldry, the pomp of power, And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave, Await alike th
Сторінка 294 - The naked negro, panting at the Line, Boasts of his golden sands and palmy wine, Basks in the glare, or stems the tepid wave, And thanks his gods for all the good they gave. Such is the patriot's boast where'er we roam, His first, best country, ever is at home.
Сторінка 179 - They are, I believe, the smallest race of women yet known, seldom above five feet high, and I believe the greater number never arrive to that stature ; their hands and feet not larger than those of Europeans of nine or ten years of age : yet the men are of gigantic stature, a full size larger than Europeans ; many of them above six feet, and few under that, or five feet eight or ten inches.
Сторінка 98 - Length of life is distributed impartially to very different modes of life in very different climates; and the mountains have no greater examples of age and health than the Lowlands, where I...
Сторінка 312 - Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of 'bones; and caused me to pass by them round about ; and, behold, there were very many in the open valley ; and, lo, they were very dry. And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord God, thou knowest.
Сторінка 296 - ... years ! Kings had attempted this discovery at the head of armies, and each expedition was distinguished from the last only by the difference of the numbers which had perished, and agreed alone in the disappointment which had uniformly and without exception followed them all.
Сторінка 201 - Knowing by instinct that the person they intend to attack is in a sound slumber, they generally alight near the feet, where, while the creature continues fanning with his enormous wings, which keeps one cool, he bites a piece out of the tip of the great toe, so very small indeed that the head of a pin could scarcely be received into the wound, which is consequently not painful; yet through this orifice he continues to suck the blood, until he is obliged to disgorge.

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