Life as it is: Or, Matters and Things in General: Containing, Amongst Other Things, Historical Sketches of the Exploration and First Settlement of the State of Tennessee; Manners and Customs of the Inhabitants; Their Wars with the Indians; Battle of King's Mountain; History of the Harps (two Noted Murderers;) a Satirical Burlesque Upon the Practice of Electioneering; Legislative, Judicial, and Ecclesiastical Incidents; Descriptions of Natural Curiosities; a Collection of Anecdotes, &c

C. Elder, 1842 - 256 Seiten
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Seite 7 - To low ambition, and the pride of kings. Let us (since life can little more supply Than just to look about us and to die) Expatiate free o'er all this scene of man; A mighty maze! but not without a plan; A wild, where weeds and flowers promiscuous shoot; Or garden tempting with forbidden fruit. Together let us beat this ample field, Try what the open, what the covert yield...
Seite 2 - Charts and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such Copies during the times therein mentioned ; and also to an Act entitled, " An Act supplementary to an Act, entitled, An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the Copies of Maps, Charts and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such •Copies during the times therein mentioned...
Seite 3 - ... hath made of one blood all nations of men to dwell on all the face of the earth...
Seite 7 - The latent tracts, the giddy heights, explore Of all who blindly creep, or sightless soar; Eye Nature's walks, shoot folly as it flies, And catch the manners living as they rise; Laugh where we must, be candid where we can, But vindicate the ways of God to man.
Seite 13 - ... buckram until compressed within the circumference of six inches — her snow white bosom peeping over the top of her outer garments, protected only by the slight covering of gauze, ribbons and lace — a monstrous staked and ridered bonnet upon her head, streaming with flounces and furbelows — a green veil, half as long as her whole person, hanging over her face and fluttering its ample folds in the winds as she journeyed onward — a bunch of jewelry, as large as a wagoner's horse bells, suspended...
Seite 166 - If any here chance to behold himself, Let him not dare to challenge me of wrong ; For, if he shame to have his follies known, First he should shame to act 'em : my strict hand Was made to seize on vice, and with a gripe Squeeze out the humour of such spongy souls, As lick up every idle vanity.
Seite 155 - Stegall then passed the knife around his neck, cutting to the bone; and then wrung off his head, in the same manner a butcher would that of a hog.
Seite 12 - ... of an inch wide upon his head, and right and left calf-skin boots upon his feet, they would have caught and caged him, and carried him about as a natural curiosity. And if the old ladies of that day had met with one of our slender, pale-faced, fashionable belles, rattling in silks and satin — her clothing drawn over her delicate limbs as tight as the skin upon a lean weasel — her waist belted up in buckram until compressed...

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