Transactions and Collections of the American Antiquarian Society, Volume 1

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American Antiquarian Society, 1820 - Mammoth Cave (Ky.) - 436 pages

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Page 361 - DEAR SIR, — I have the pleasure of acknowledging the receipt of your letter of the...
Page 285 - Marriage gives no right to the husband over the property of his wife, and when they part, she keeps the children, and the property belonging to them and to her.
Page 68 - The waters which fall from this vast height, do foam and boil after the most hideous manner imaginable, making an outrageous noise, more terrible than that of thunder; for when the wind blows from off the south, their dismal roaring may be heard above fifteen leagues off.
Page 255 - This construction recals to mind that of one of the Egyptian pyramids of Sakharah, which has six stories; and which, according to Pocock, is a mass of pebbles and yellow mortar, covered on the outside with rough stones.
Page 319 - The innennost tegument is a mantle of cloth like the preceding ; but furnished with large brown feathers, arranged and fastened with great art, so as to be capable of guarding the living wearer from wet and cold. The plumage is distinct and entire, and the whole bears a near similitude to the feathery cloaks now worn by the nations of the northwestern, coast of America.
Page 433 - ... six to twelve feet; which continues to what is called the creeping place, from the circumstance of having to crawl ten or twelve feet into the next large room. From this place to the' Pillar.' a distance of about one mile and a quarter, the visitor finds an alternate succession of large and small rooms, variously decorated ; sometimes mounting elevated points by gradual or difficult ascents, and again...
Page 111 - Our antiquities belong not only to different eras, in point of time, but to several nations ; and those articles, belonging to the same era and the same people, were intended by their authors to be applied to many different uses. ' We shall divide these antiquities into three classes. 1. Those belonging to Indians 2. To people of European origin ; and 3.
Page 66 - Mr. de la Salle returned to fort Frontenac, leaving one Tonti, an Italian, for our commander. He undertook this journey afoot over the snow, having no other provision but a little sack of roasted Indian corn. However, he got home safely with two men and a dog, who dragged his baggage over the frozen snow.
Page 202 - If there exists any thing of former timer, which may afford monuments of antediluvian manners, it is this mode of burial. — They seem to mark the progress of population in the first ages, after the dispersion, rising wherever the posterity of Noah came. Whether under the form of a mound in Scandinavia and Russia...

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