Francis Parkman, [by] Henry Dwight Sedgwick

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Houghton, Mifflin, 1904 - 345 Seiten
 

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Seite 328 - When the day that he must go hence was come, many accompanied him to the Riverside, into which as he went he said, Death, where is thy Sting? And as he went down deeper he said, Grave, where is thy Victory?
Seite 256 - Blessed of the LORD be his land, for the precious things of heaven, for the dew, and for the deep that coucheth beneath, And for the precious fruits brought forth by the sun, and for the precious things put forth by the moon...
Seite 152 - The prairies had been his school ; he could neither read nor write, but he had a natural refinement and delicacy of mind, such as is rare even in women.
Seite 328 - I have been at to arrive where I am. My sword I give to him that shall succeed me in my pilgrimage, and my courage and skill to him that can get it. My marks and scars I carry with me, to be a witness for me that I have fought His battles, who now will be my rewarder. When the day that he must go hence was come, many accompanied him to the river-side; into which as he went, he said, " Death, where is thy sting ? " And as he went down deeper, he said,
Seite 164 - Bonte's camp," on the Platte. Here their warlike rites were to be celebrated with more than ordinary solemnity, and a thousand warriors, as it was said, were to set out for the enemy's country. The characteristic result of this preparation will appear in the sequel. I was greatly rejoiced to hear of it. I had come into the country chiefly with a view of observing the Indian character. To accomplish my purpose it was necessary to live in the midst of them, and become, as it were, one of them.
Seite 327 - Father's ; and tho' with great Difficulty I am got hither, yet now I do not repent me of all the Trouble I have been at to arrive where I am. My Sword I give to him that shall succeed me in my Pilgrimage, and my Courage and Skill to him that can get it.
Seite 330 - War,' — that is, the war that ended in the conquest of Canada; for here, as it seemed to me, the forest drama was more stirring, and the forest stage more thronged with appropriate actors, than in any other passage of our history. It was not...
Seite 191 - For the most part, a civilized white man can discover very few points of sympathy between his own nature and that of an Indian. With every disposition to do justice to their good qualities, he must be conscious that an impassable gulf lies between him and his red brethren.
Seite 340 - Taking the last forty years as a whole, the capacity of literary work which during that time has fallen to my share has, I am confident, been considerably less than a fourth part of what it would have been under normal conditions.
Seite 208 - ... exposure to the open sunlight would have destroyed his sight. " In the spring of 1848, the condition indicated being then at its worst, the writer resolved to attempt the composition of the ' History of the Conspiracy of Pontiac, ' of which the material had been for some time collected and the ground prepared. The difficulty was so near to the impossible that the line of distinction often disappeared, while medical prescience condemned the plan as a short road to dire calamities. His motive,...

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