Forest Life, Volume 2

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C. S. Francis & Company, 1844 - Michigan

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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 46 - With precious merchandise she forth doth lay; Fair, when that cloud of pride, which oft doth dark Her goodly light, with smiles she drives away. But fairest she, when so she doth display The gate with pearls and rubies richly dight; Through which her words so wise do make their way To bear the message of her gentle sprite.
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 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...
Page 208 - ... less for the poor wretches, before they left us. Their first successor in the woods, the pioneer, without sympathy for them personally, seems yet to have imbibed, perhaps from the forest air, somewhat of their love of roving, their desire of freedom from restraint, their dislike of continuous labour, and their preference for such as promises a speedy return, however small. Going into the sugarbush has something of the excitement which the forester loves so well to mingle, whenever and wherever...

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