East by West: A Journey in the Recess, Volume 1

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Bentley, 1885 - 361 pages

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Page 297 - Right firmly pressed his heel, And thrice and four times tugged amain, Ere he wrenched out the steel. 'And see...
Page 178 - All things are taken from us, and become Portions and parcels of the dreadful Past. Let us alone. What pleasure can we have To war...
Page 179 - Eating the Lotos day by day, To watch the crisping ripples on the beach, And tender curving lines of creamy spray; To lend our hearts and spirits wholly To the influence of mild-minded melancholy; To muse and brood and live again in memory, With those old faces of our infancy Heap'd over with a mound of grass, Two handfuls of white dust, shut in an urn of brass...
Page 13 - ... you, it is a frog ! dip again it in the water. With a furniture tradesman. It seems no me new. Pardon me, it comes workman's hands. Which hightness want you its ? I want almost four feet six thumbs wide's, over seven of long. For embarking one's self. Don't you fear the privateers ! I jest of them ; my vessel is armed in man of war, I have a vigilant and courageous equipage, and the ammunitions don't want me its.
Page 143 - Treasury is concerned, would be like taking money out of one pocket and putting it in the other.
Page 35 - ... worth a journey across the Atlantic to see. Looked at from a distance, whether near or far, it seems to span the broad river with gossamer web. Yet an army might march across it, or the population of a small town might live upon it without fear of the yawning gulf below. CHAPTEE III. SOME WESTERN TOWNS. " WHEN I said I would die a bachelor I never thought I would live to be married," says Benedick, when reminded of earlier perversity.
Page 72 - Eock, a roadside station halfway between Denver and Colorado Springs, our train was boarded by a comfortably stout gentleman in a serge suit, with a knitted woollen vest and a low-crowned felt hat. He might have passed without notice but for the circumstance that he carried in his hand a red brief bag unmistakably the property of a QC Looking again, I recognized in the sunbrowned stranger Mr. Charles...
Page 75 - On the 1st of October it occasionally becomes clear that the summer is over and gone, and that the time for the lighting of stoves is come. They are lit accordingly, without strict regard to the temperature outside, and as there seems to be no borderland between having the pipes cold or nearly red-hot, the sensation on entering one of the cars from the fresh air is akin to what might be experienced on walking into an oven. But the Americans like it, especially the women, and attempts made by foreigners...
Page 73 - August he has covered many thousand miles, travelling through Canada West to Portland with the Northern Pacific party, by sea to San Francisco, and now on the long railway journey to New York. He stayed at Colorado Springs for the train east (the same that was attacked at Coolidge), and in the afternoon we had a pleasant drive to Manitou and the Garden of the Gods. Manitou is nearly empty now, but a few guests still lingered in the little hotel with the large verandah at the foot of Pike's Peak....
Page 110 - He anxiously explained that, whilst the world made marriages for time, the Mormons married for eternity. "You marry," he said, "for better or for worse, till death do you part. Our marriages, made on earth, continue in heaven, and man and wife shall live together hereafter as they are joined now." It did not seem to occur to him that this was not a prospect that would recommend itself in all households ; but I did not open that view of the question.

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