Travels Through the Interior Parts of America: In a Series of Letters, Volume 2

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William Lane, Leadenhall-Street, 1789

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Page 409 - To new-found worlds, and wept for others' woe ; But for himself, in conscious virtue brave, He only wish'd for worlds beyond the grave: His lovely daughter, lovelier in her tears, The fond companion of his helpless years, Silent went next, neglectful of her charms, And left a lover's for...
Page 408 - Good Heaven ! what sorrows gloomed that parting day, That called them from their native walks away; When the poor exiles, every pleasure past, Hung round the bowers, and fondly looked their last, And took a long farewell, and wished in vain For seats like these beyond the western main, And shuddering still to face the distant deep, Returned and wept, and still returned to weep.
Page 51 - After our rapid successes, we held the yankees in great contempt ; but it was not a little mortifying to hear them play this tune, when their army marched down to our surrender.
Page 317 - ... the men were obliged to clear out, and cover over to secure themselves from the inclemency of the weather as quick as they could, and in the course of two or three days rendered them a habitable, but by no means a comfortable retirement...
Page 97 - When a man is enamoured of a young woman, and wishes to marry her, he proposes the affair to her parents, (without whose consent no marriage in this colony can take place); if they have no objection, they allow him to tarry with her one night, in order to make his court to her. At...
Page 319 - I am quartered with Major Master and four other officers of our regiment, at this plantation, about twenty miles from the barracks ; the owner has given up his house...
Page 373 - Virginia in proportion to the inhabitants, than perhaps in any other country of the world ; yet even those who are rude, illiberal and noisy, with a turbulent disposition, are generous, kind and hospitable. We are induced to imagine there is something peculiar in the climate of Virginia, that should render all classes of so hospitable a disposition.
Page 322 - The house that we reside in is situated upon an eminence commanding a prospect of near thirty miles around it, and the face of the country appears an immense forest, interspersed with various plantations four or five miles distant from each other. On these there is a dwelling house in the center, with kitchens smoke house and outhouses detached, and from the various buildings each plantation has the appearance of a small village.
Page 70 - Philadelphia, by trade a , and a bachelor ; I have some relations at Boston, to whom I am going to make a visit ; my stay will be short, and I shall then return and follow my business, as a prudent man ought to do. This is all I know of myself, and all I can possibly inform you of ; I beg therefore that you will have pity upon me and my horse, and give us both some refreshment.
Page 6 - You can easily conceive the astonishment it occasioned, when we were informed that General Howe's army had gone to Philadelphia, and it was the more increased, as we could not form to ourselves any idea how such a step would facilitate or effect a junction.

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