Descriptive Essays Contributed to the Quarterly Review: Cornish miners in America


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Seite 221 - of the danger to which its tranquillity would be exposed by their presence. . . . " If the peace of Lower Canada is to be again menaced, it is necessary that its Government should be able to reckon on a more cordial and vigorous support at home than has been accorded to me." Not satisfied with this appeal to the people of the British North
Seite 326 - or other connect their origin with " a big canoe," which was supposed to have rested on the summit of some hill or mountain in their neighbourhood. The Mandan Indians carry this vague Mount Ararat impression to a very remarkable extent] for Mr. Catlin found established among them
Seite 5 - so on to any depth. The object of these perpendicular shafts, and horizontal galleries, is not so much to get at the ores which are directly procured from them, as to put the lode into a state capable of being worked by a number of men,—in short, to convert it into what may now be termed a mine ; for
Seite 342 - in the idea of the inhabitants even of a solitary wigwam being suddenly attacked by an invisible, malignant agency from the Old World which, almost on the selfsame day, has rendered them all incapable of providing for each other, or even for themselves ; and it is dreadful to consider in how many instances, by the simultaneous
Seite 318 - to the fairer sex, the following anecdote related by Captain Bell and Major Long, of the United States' Army, and certified by Major O'Fallan the American agent, as also by his interpreter who witnessed it. A few years ago a young Pawnee warrior, son of ' Old Knife,' knowing that his tribe, according to their custom, were
Seite 328 - Q. What ceremonies have you at the burial of your dead ? —A. These vary. We bury by putting the body under ground in a case, or wrapped in skins ; sometimes by placing it in trees, or standing it erect and enclosing it with a paling. This difference arises generally from the request of
Seite 11 - sieve under water, by which means the ore, or heavy part, keeps at the bottom, while the spar, or refuse, is scraped from the top, The part which passes through the sieve is also stirred about in water, the lighter portion is
Seite 2 - of seven hundred and fifty-seven feet, is full of novelty. Over a surface neither mountainous nor flat, but diversified from sea to sea by a constant series of low undulating hills and vales, the farmer and the miner seem to be
Seite 5 - them; from these the ores and materials may also be raised; and it is evident that, by thus sinking perpendicular shafts a hundred yards from each other, the first gallery, or level, may be prolonged ad libitum. But while this horizontal work
Seite 326 - and accordingly the young modest Indian girl, with her arms folded across her bosom, as fervently entreats the Fiend " to lead her not into temptation," as her parents, under every affliction, pray to the Great Spirit "to deliver them from evil." The various nations have different notions of the origin of their race ; it is nevertheless an extraordinary fact, vouched

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