The Adventures of Captain Bonneville, and Wolfert's Roost, Volume 2

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G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1895 - Northwestern States

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Page 306 - How charming is divine philosophy ! Not harsh and crabbed, as dull fools suppose, But musical as is Apollo's lute, And a perpetual feast of nectar'd sweets, Where no crude surfeit reigns.
Page 285 - In a word, the almighty dollar, that great object of universal devotion throughout our land, seems to have no genuine devotees in these peculiar villages...
Page 276 - O then to your gardens, ye housewives repair, Your walks border up, sow and plant at your leisure : The Blue-bird will chant from his box such an air, That all your hard toils will seem truly a pleasure ! He flits through the orchard, he visits each tree, The red-flowering peach, and the apple's sweet blossoms ; He snaps up destroyers wherever they be...
Page 277 - Nature is in all her freshness and fragrance: "the rains are over and gone, the flowers appear upon the earth, the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in the land.
Page 340 - It was passing strange. I felt that if she were an old woman, I should be quite at my ease ; if she were even an ugly woman, I should make out very well: it was her beauty that overpowered me. How little do lovely women know what awful beings they are, in the eyes of inexperienced youth ! Young men brought up in the fashionable circles of our cities will smile at all this. Accustomed to mingle incessantly in female society, and to have the romance of the heart deadened by a thousand frivolous flirtations,...
Page 275 - When winter's cold tempests and snows are no more, Green meadows and brown furrowed fields re-appearing, The fishermen hauling their shad to the shore. And cloud-cleaving geese to the lakes are a-steerlng; When first the lone butterfly flits on the wing, When red glow the maples, so fresh and so pleasing, Oh, then comes the blue-bird,' the herald of spring, And hails with his warblings the charms of the season.
Page 281 - He gorges himself among them almost to bursting ; he can scarcely fly for corpulency. He has once more changed his name, and is now the famous Rice-bird of the Carolinas. Last stage of his career : behold him spitted, with dozens of his corpulent companions, and served up, a vaunted dish, on the table of some Southern gastronome.
Page 202 - The free trapper combines, in the eye of an Indian girl, all that is dashing and heroic in a warrior of her own race — whose gait, and garb, and bravery he emulates — with all that is gallant and glorious in the white man.
Page 246 - ... that they were all merrie; and one of them had his wife with him, which sate so modestly, as any of our Countrey women would do in a strange place.

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