Sketches and Eccentricities of Col. David Crockett, of West Tennessee

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J. and J. Harper, 1833 - 209 Seiten
 

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Seite 225 - HISTORICAL VIEW OF THE PROGRESS OF DISCOVERY ON THE MORE NORTHERN COASTS OF NORTH AMERICA.
Seite 221 - A DESCRIPTION OF PITCAIRN'S ISLAND, AND ITS INHABITANTS. With an Authentic Account of the Mutiny of the Ship Bounty, and of the subsequent Fortunes of the Mutineers.
Seite 211 - NOVELS— which will embrace no works but such as have received the impress of general approbation, or have been written by authors of established character.
Seite 46 - Our toils obscure, and a' that, The rank is but the guinea's stamp, The man's the gowd for a' that. What though on hamely fare we dine, Wear hodden-gray, and a' that ; Gie fools their silks, and knaves their wine, A man's a man for a' that ; For a
Seite 216 - ... to which this volume is devoted. In it he has laid open the stores of his memory, and strikingly condensed and elucidated the subject ; in many cases explaining, by most ingenious theories, occurrences which seem to lie beyond the boundaries of natural action. | "This volume is most interesting, and will be read with great pleasure by almost every class of readers.
Seite 175 - During the colonel's first winter in Washington, a caravan of wild animals was brought to the city and exhibited. Large crowds attended the exhibition ; and, prompted by common curiosity, one evening Colonel Crockett attended. " I had just got in," said he : " the house was very much crowded, and the first thing I noticed was two wild cats in a cage. Some acquaintance asked me ' if they were like the wild cats in the backwoods ?' and I was looking at them, when one turned over and died.
Seite 166 - I wish I may be shot . Says he,' What will you have, sir?' And says I,' You may well say that, after stealing my goose.
Seite 39 - Hope not exist, because a lovely woman has said no—because she has said no, whose only method consists in going counter to all method— because she has said no, whose determination, when once made, is so fixed that it has given rise to the following lines: " Stamp it on the running stream. Print it on the moon's pale beam, And each evanescent letter Shall be firmer, fairer, better, And more permanent, I ween, Than the things those letters mean.
Seite 155 - They then take a fog-cutter, eat breakfast, and Slim returns to the charge. The old man is utterly confounded. Slim sees his advantage, follows him over his farm, every part of which he admires, and which only supports his argument, that a man so well fixed ought to have a good clock. They return to the house, take a little more whiskey and water, and Slim is struck with the improved appearance of the room.
Seite 149 - Reader, did you ever know a full-blooded yankee clock pedler? If not, imagine a tall lank fellow, with a thin visage, and small dark grey eyes, looking through you at every glance, and having the word trade written in his every action, and you will then have an idea of Mr. Slim. But to make it clearer, imagine the same individual, with a pedler's wagon, and what he would call a goodcretur, riding where the roads are smooth, and always walking up...

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