america as i found it

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Page 171 - Bring flowers, fresh flowers, for the bride to wear, They were born to blush in her shining hair ; She is leaving the home of her childhood's mirth, She hath bid farewell to her father's hearth : Her place is now by another's side. Bring flowers for the locks of the fair young bride...
Page 24 - They are, by nature, frank, brave, cordial, hospitable, and affectionate. Cultivation and refinement seem but to enhance their warmth of heart and ardent enthusiasm ; and it is the possession of these latter qualities in a most remarkable degree which renders an edncated American one of the most endearing and most generous of friends.
Page 93 - ... so common there, and so rare in England, and also so pleasant there and so difficult here. The first reason that presents itself is, that in England...
Page 240 - I returned and considered all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold the tears of such as were oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors there was power; but they had no comforter. Wherefore I praised the dead which are already dead more than the living which are yet alive.
Page 427 - There stood the Indian hamlet, there the lake Spread its blue sheet that flashed with many an oar, Where the brown otter plunged him from the brake, And the deer drank : as the light gale flew o'er, The twinkling maize-field rustled...
Page 348 - tis passing strange — Like necromancy all — and yet, 'tis well ; For the deep trust with which a maiden casts Her all of earth, perchance her all of heaven, Into a mortal's hand...
Page 285 - A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth. He winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with his fingers; Frowardness is in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord.
Page 348 - We only add the following beautiful lines on the MARRIAGE OF THE DEAF AND DUMB. No word ! no sound ! But yet a solemn rite Proceedeth through the festive, lighted hall. Hearts are in treaty, and the soul doth take That oath, which, unabsolved, must stand till death, With icy seal, doth stamp the scroll of life. No word ! no sound ! But still yon holy man, With strong and graceful gesture, doth impose The irrevocable vow, and with meek prayer Present it to be register'd in Heaven.
Page 348 - Hath never yet been shadow'd forth in sound, Or told in language. " So, ye voiceless pair, Pass on in hope. For ye may build as firm Your silent altar in each other's hearts, And catch the sunshine through the clouds of time, As cheerily as though the pomp of speech Did herald forth the deed. And when...
Page 56 - That movable excitabilty which " turns at the touch of joy or woe, and turning trembles too," is inexpressibly lovely in youth — and I have never more admired young countenances, than some of those that I have seen turned to beloved teachers, and stirred by the zeal, ambition, or animation of a favorite lesson.

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