The Wanderer in America; Or, Truth at Home: Comprising a Statement of Observations and Facts Relative to the United States & Canada, North America; the Result of an Extensive Personal Tour, and from Sources of Information the Most Authentic; Including Soil, Climate, Manners & Customs of Its Civilized Inhabitants & Indians, Anecdotes, &c. of Distinguished Characters

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Seite 43 - Horribly beautiful! but on the verge, From side to side, beneath the glittering morn An Iris sits, amidst the infernal surge, Like Hope upon a death-bed, and, unworn Its steady dyes, while all around is torn By the distracted waters, bears serene Its brilliant hues with all their beams unshorn...
Seite 43 - Horribly beautiful ! but on the verge, From side to side, beneath the glittering morn, An Iris sits, amidst the infernal surge, Like Hope upon a death.bed, and, unworn Its steady dyes, while all around is torn By the distracted waters, bears serene Its brilliant hues with all their beams unshorn : Resembling, 'mid the torture of the scene, Love watching Madness with unalterable mien.
Seite 42 - The roar of waters ! — from the headlong height Velino cleaves the wave-worn precipice; The fall of waters ! rapid as the light The flashing mass foams shaking the abyss ; The hell of waters ! where they howl and hiss, And boil in endless torture ; while the sweat Of their great agony, wrung out from this Their Phlegethon, curls round the rocks of jet That gird the gulf around, in pitiless horror set, LXX.
Seite 43 - And mounts in spray the skies, and thence again Returns in an unceasing shower, which round, With its unemptied cloud of gentle rain, Is an eternal April to the ground, Making it all one emerald. How profound The gulf ! and how the giant element From rock to rock leaps with delirious bound, Crushing the cliffs, which downward, worn and rent With his fierce footsteps, yield in chasms a fearful vent...
Seite 85 - Have we not eyes ? have we not hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions ? fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer ? If you prick us, do we not bleed ? if you tickle us, do we not laugh ? if you poison us, do we not die ? and if you wrong us, shall we not revenge ? If we are like you in the rest, we will resemble you in that.
Seite 57 - Ah! what avail the largest gifts of Heaven, When drooping health and spirits go amiss ? How tasteless then whatever can be given? Health is the vital principle of bliss, And exercise, of health.
Seite 46 - In the course of your investigation you will, I doubt not, feel a just indignation at the attempt which has been made to excite discontent, and to organize sedition. Should it appear to you that a convention of delegates cannot exist without danger to the constitution, in framing a law of prevention, your dispassionate •wisdom will be careful that it shall not unwarily trespass on that sacred right of the subject to seek a redress of his grievances by petition.
Seite 119 - The full vials of despotism are poured on your heads, ami yet you may challenge the plodding Israelite, the stupid African, the feeble Chinese, the drowsy Turk, or the frozen exile of Siberia to equal you in tame submission to the powers that be.
Seite 118 - If you do not wish," said a reverend clergyman in a sermon preached in Boston on July 23, 1812, " to become the slaves of those who own slaves, and who are themselves the slaves of French slaves, you must either, in the language of the day, cut the connection, or so far alter the national compact as to insure to yourselves a due share in the government.
Seite 118 - Boston, preached July 23, 1812. According to the Rev. Dr. OSGOOD — " Whoever assisted the Government in any way to carry on the war, was, in the sight of God, and his law, a murderer.". . [Sermon, June 27, 1812. " Were not the authors of this War in character nearly a-kin to the Deists and Atheists of France?.. Were they not men of hardened hearts, seared consciences, reprobate minds, and desperate wickedness, it seems utterly inconceivable that they should have made the Declaration.".

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