Transatlantic Sketches: Or, Travelling Reminiscences of the West Indies and United States

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J. Lovell, 1860 - Atlantic States - 179 pages

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Page i - Where'er I roam, whatever realms to see, My heart untravell'd fondly turns to thee ; Still to my brother turns, with ceaseless pain, And drags at each remove a lengthening chain.
Page 132 - Can storied urn or animated bust Back to its mansion call the fleeting breath? Can Honour's voice provoke the silent dust, Or Flattery soothe the dull cold ear of death...
Page 151 - Interior to ascertain the aggregate representative population of the United States, by adding to the whole number of free persons in all the States, including those bound to service for a term of years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three-fifths of all other persons...
Page 179 - Earth's emerald green, and many tinted dyes. The fleecy whiteness of the upper skies; The tread of armies thickening as they come, The boom of cannon and the beat of drum ; The brow of beauty and the form of grace, The passion and the prowess of our race ; The song of Homer in its loftiest hour, The...
Page 179 - The tread of armies thickening as they come, The boom of cannon and the beat of drum; The brow of beauty and the form of grace, The passion and the prowess of our race; The song of Homer in its loftiest hour, The unresisted sweep of...
Page 34 - ... it was resolved to test the question. So about a thousand crabs were caught and marked in various ways, and taken a distance of twenty miles, and put overboard, and in less than a week hundreds of these marked crabs were caught on their own grounds. PLANTAIN OR BANANA. Of this fruit Humboldt says: I doubt whether there be any other plant that produces so great a quantity of nutritive substance in so small a space.
Page 115 - Yet tell me not, my native skies are bleak, That, flushed with liquid wealth, no cane-fields wave ; For Virtue pines, and Manhood dares not speak, And Nature's glories brighten round the slave.
Page 150 - Vice-President of the United States is the President of the Senate, in which body he has only a casting vote, which is given in case of an equal division of the votes of the Senators. In his absence, a President pro tempore is chosen by the Senate.
Page 39 - About ten in the morning the heat of the sun has played upon the land with sufficient intensity to raise its temperature above that of the water. A portion of this heat being imparted to the superincumbent air, causes it to rise ; when the air, first from the beach, then from the sea, to the distance of several miles, begins to flow in with a most delightful and invigorating freshness.
Page 67 - For boxes, for nets, for cordage, for thread, for numerous implements and instruments, it is the ever-present material. Perhaps, amidst the many gifts of Providence to a tropical region, the bamboo is the most benignant, appropriate, and accessible. The author, the sculptor, the architect, and the painter have all laid it under contribution in the field of imagination and the development of art; and if the camel is characteristic of the desert, the bamboo may be considered typical of the Indo-Chinese...

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