Forest Life, Volume 2

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Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1842 - Frontier and pioneer life - 484 pages

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Page 226 - Dreams, books, are each a world ; and books, we know, Are a substantial world, both pure and good : Round these, with tendrils strong as flesh and blood, Our pastime and our happiness will grow.
Page 183 - A countenance in which did meet Sweet records, promises as sweet; A creature not too bright or good For human nature's daily food, For transient sorrows, simple wiles, Praise, blame, love, kisses, tears, and smiles.
Page 114 - I've all sorts o' notions — powder and shot, (but I s'pose you do all your shootin' at home), but may be your old man goes a gunnin' — I shan't offer you lucifers, for ladies with sich eyes never buys matches, — but you can't ask me for any thing I haven't got, I guess." While I was considering my wants, one of the men must try a fall with this professed wit. "Any goose-yokes, mister?" said he. "I'm afraid I've sold the last, sir; there is so many wanted in this section of the country. But...
Page 22 - THE ANTIQUITY OF FREEDOM. HERE are old trees, tall oaks and gnarled pines, That stream with gray-green mosses ; here the ground Was never trenched by spade, and flowers spring up Unsown, and die ungathered. It is sweet To linger here, among the flitting birds And leaping squirrels, wandering brooks, and winds That shake the leaves, and scatter, as they pass, A fragrance from the cedars, thickly set With pale blue berries.
Page 115 - Fit you like a whistle, sir," said the pedlar, fumbling among his wares, and at length drawing forth a pair of candle moulds, much to the amusement of the bystanders. The rain which had begun to fall now cut short our conference. I bought a few trifles, and the pedlar received his pay with a bow which was almost a salaam. Mounting his blue hearse, he drove off in triumph, not minding the rain, from which he was completely sheltered by a screen of boughs fitted in the sides of his wagon, and meeting...
Page 35 - I DID but prompt the age to quit their clogs By the known rules of ancient liberty, When straight a barbarous noise environs me Of owls and cuckoos, asses, apes, and dogs...

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