Paul Jones : a Romance, Band 3

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Oliver & Boyd, 1826
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Seite 182 - WHEN Ruth was left half desolate, Her father took another mate ; And Ruth, not seven years old, A slighted child, at her own will Went wandering over dale and hill, In thoughtless freedom, bold.
Seite 152 - I am as free as nature first made man, Ere the base laws of servitude began, When wild in woods the noble savage ran.
Seite 62 - Once more upon the waters ! yet once more ! And the waves bound beneath me as a steed That knows his rider.
Seite 94 - Amidst the strife of fratricidal foes ; Her birth-star was the light of burning plains ;* Her baptism is the weight of blood that flows From kindred hearts — the blood of British veins— And famine tracks her steps, and pestilential pains.
Seite 92 - ... youthful lawbreaker to suffer a penalty in requital for the harm which he has inflicted, through his action, to both the legal order and to the victim; rather it consists in saving the juvenile delinquent from himself, in providing him with that power of moral restraint which he lacks, in protecting him for his own sake as well as for the sake...
Seite 48 - David devoted the flesh of the monster to the fowls of the air and the beasts of the field. The Philistine scorned and bullied him, stamped mightily with both his feet, and at length fell like a mass of clay, affording a splendid termination to the piece. And then the virgins sang : ' Saul hath slain his thousands, but David his ten thousands.
Seite 88 - I am of the left bank myself:— are ye a left-bank man, my friend ?"—" Thou uncivilized cub," said a brother warrior, " didst thou not hear that he was nursed on the Delaware,— the princely Delaware, whose sons are the saviours of the thirteen States ?—I am from the bank of the stream myself, else I had forborne my boast."—
Seite 90 - England be cursed continually with this hardness !" exclaimed a wild warrior from the back-settlements, who, nursed when a child by the Indians, and living by the rifle and the trap, had caught something of the inflated tone of the native tribes; " may the heart of England never yield, may it insult, injure, and oppress us, till all remembrance of descent is effaced in our breasts. The wand of peace is...
Seite 85 - I be flogged then with a thong from the hide of John Bull's back !"—" Let us scalp them, man and mother's son," said a half-blood from the sources of the Delaware; " the warriors of my mother's tribe get three dollars each for the scalps of Englishmen."—" Thou art a savage, and deservest not to live in a free State...

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