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

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R. Bentley and son, 1885 - 303 pages

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Page 147 - 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 147 - 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 7 - Church. was thought heere, that the world was made for man, and not man for the world, and that therefore they take a crosse course that lye downe there.
Page 117 - Treasury is concerned, would be like taking money out of one pocket and putting it in the other.
Page 17 - Bridge, which is 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 54 - Lord Rosebery, who was one of them, explains this phenomena on the ground that Denver, conscious of a shady record in the past, really likes to be bored in this way, under the impression that respectable people are always bored, and that, being bored, a Denver audience is respectable. At Castle...
Page 57 - October," read one complaint, "it occasionally becomes clear that summer is over and gone, and 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 48 - Because of its rapid growth, it was referred to as one of the "magic cities of the West," but even more magical to those used to the comforts of civilization was the advanced cultural condition of the...
Page 14 - Yorker, realized in the case of Mr. Vanderbilt, is to live in a brown stone-fronted house...

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