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Página xlviii - and was startled by the roar of my own gun, as it broke the Sabbath stillness around, and was prolonged and reverberated by the angry echoes. 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
Página vii - small elderly gentleman, dressed in an old black coat and cocked hat, by the name of Knickerbocker" etc., who had left his lodgings at the Columbian Hotel in Mulberry street ; then a statement that the old gentleman had left " a very curious kind of a written book in his room,
Página xvii - If ever I should wish for a retreat, whither I might steal from the world and its distractions, and dream quietly away the remainder of a troubled life, 1 know of none more promising than this little valley.
Página viii - York. I am sensible that, as a stranger to American parties and politics, I must lose much of the concealed satire of the piece; but I must own that, looking at the simple and obvious meaning only, I have never read any thing so closely resembling the stile of Dean Swift as the annals of
Página viii - Knickerbocker. I have been employed these few evenings in reading them aloud to Mrs. S. and two ladies who are our guests, and our sides have been absolutely sore with laughing. I think, too, there are passages which indicate that the author possesses powers of a
Página xxiv - mine eyes shall behold, and not another. " We brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. The Lord gave, and the Lord hath
Página xxiv - Behold the innumerable host Of angels clothed in light ; Behold the spirits of the just, Whose faith is changed to sight. Behold the blest assembly there, Whose names are writ in heaven ; Hear,
Página xlvi - 1 mio autore ; Tu se' solo colui da cui io tolsi Lo bello stile che in
Página xxxvi - Every reader has his first book. I mean to say, one book among all others, which in early youth first fascinates his imagination, and at once excites and satisfies the desires of his mind. To me this first book was the Sketch
Página xx - faith the bark that trusted to its waves. I gloried in its simple, quiet, majestic, epic flow, ever »straight forward, or, if forced aside for once by opposing mountains, struggling bravely through them, and resuming its onward march. Behold, thought I, an emblem of a good man's course through life, ever simple, open, and direct; or if,

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