The Hudson, from the Wilderness to the Sea

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Virtue & Yorston, 1866 - 464 páginas
 

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Página 389 - things smiled; With fragrance and with joy my heart o'erfiowed. Myself I then perused, and limb by limb Surveyed, and sometimes went, and sometimes ran, With supple joints, as lively vigour led; But who I was, or where, or from what cause, Knew not; to speak
Página 163 - Mountains had always been haunted by strange beings. That it was affirmed that the great Hendrick Hudson, the first discoverer of the river and country, kept a kind of vigil there every twenty years, with his crew of the
Página 389 - endeavouring, and upright Stood on my feet; about me round I saw Hill, dale, and shady woods, and sunny plains, And liquid lapse of murmuring streams; by these, Creatures that lived, and moved, and walked, or flew; Birds on the branches warbling;
Página 344 - deliberation, the board reported “ That Major Andre, adjutant-general of the British army, ought to be considered as a spy from the enemy, and that agreeably to the law and usage of nations, it is their opinion he ought to suffer death.” Washington approved the sentence on the
Página 163 - a guardian eye upon the river and the great city called by his name. That his father had once seen them, in their old Dutch dresses, playing at nine-pins in a hollow of the mountain; and that
Página 331 - stone. Just then he saw the goblin rising in his stirrups, and in the very act of hurling his head at him. Ichabod endeavoured to dodge the horrible missile, but too late; it encountered his cranium with a
Página 333 - If ever I should wish for a retreat, whither I might steal from the world and its distractions, and dream quietly away the remnant of a troubled life, I know of none more promising than this little valley.
Página 131 - monotone, Feel a glory in so rolling On the human heart a stone; They are neither man nor woman, They are neither brute nor human, They are ghouls!
Página 376 - round, who hurried in amazement to the spot. Here an old Dutch burgher, famed for his veracity, and who had been a witness of the fact, related to them the melancholy affair; with the fearful addition (to which I am slow in giving belief), that he saw the Duyvel, in the shape of a huge moss-bonker
Página 331 - endeavoured to dodge the horrible missile, but too late; it encountered his cranium with a terrible crash; he was tumbled headlong into the dust, and Gunpowder, the black steed, and the goblin rider, passed like a whirlwind.

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