A trip to Boston: in a series of letters to the editor of the United States gazette

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C. C. Little and J. Brown, 1838 - 224 Seiten
 

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Seite 84 - AY, tear her tattered ensign down ! Long has it waved on high, And many an eye has danced to see That banner in the sky; Beneath it rung the battle shout, And burst the cannon's roar; — The meteor of the ocean air Shall sweep the clouds no more. Her deck once red with heroes...
Seite 83 - Like Sentinel and Nun, they keep Their vigil on the green ; One seems to guard, and one to weep, The dead that lie between ; And both roll out, so full and near, Their music's mingling waves, They shake the grass, whose pennoned spear Leans on the narrow graves. The...
Seite 168 - ... she seems scarcely to breathe; and her countenance, at first anxious, gradually changes to a smile, as she comprehends the lesson. She then holds up her tiny fingers, and spells the word in the manual alphabet; next, she takes her types and arranges her letters; and last, to make sure that she is right, she takes the whole of the types composing the word, and places them upon or in contact with the pencil, or whatever the object may be.
Seite 85 - Her deck, once red with heroes' blood, Where knelt the vanquished foe, When winds were hurrying o'er the flood, And waves were white below, No more shall feel the victor's tread, Or know the conquered knee;— The harpies of the shore shall pluck The eagle of the sea.
Seite 167 - Her teacher gives her a new object, for instance, a pencil, first lets her examine it, and get an idea of its use, then teaches her how to spell it by making the signs for the letters with her own fingers : the child grasps her hand, and feels her fingers, as the different letters...
Seite 170 - The fever raged during seven weeks ; "for five months she was kept in bed in a darkened room ; it was a year before she could walk unsupported, and two years before she could sit up all day.
Seite 48 - There was the beauty of accuracy in his understanding, and the beauty of uprightness in his character. Through the slow progress of the disease which consumed his life, he kept unimpaired hia kindness of temper and superiority of intellect.
Seite 68 - ... males, one-half derive the same advantage. As regards their moral condition and character, they are not inferior to any portion of the community.
Seite 107 - It was commenced in 1818, under Mr. Cotting's direction, but he did not live to witness its completion. His place was supplied by Col. Loammi Baldwin, and the road was opened for passengers, July 2, 1821. There was a splendid ceremony on the occasion ; a cavalcade of citizens...
Seite 165 - ... communication with things without, but to manifest what is going on within itself. The child is constantly active ; she runs about the house, and up and down stairs ; she frolics with the other children, or plays with her toys ; she dresses and undresses herself with great quickness and precision, and behaves with propriety at the table and everywhere ; she knows every inmate of the house by the touch, and is very affectionate to them. She can sew and knit and braid, and is quite as active and...

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