The Life and Voyages of Americus Vespucius: With Illustrations Concerning the Navigator, and the Discovery of the New World

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Baker & Scribner, 1846 - 431 Seiten
 

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Seite 5 - THE PEEP OF DAY, Or a Series of the earliest Religious instruction, the Infant Mind is capable of receiving, with verses illustrative of the subjects, 1 vol. 18mo, with engravings. $0 50. LINE UPON LINE, By the Author of " Peep of Day,
Seite 15 - Intellectually, she was a woman of high order; and her early and devoted piety, her patience and resignation in affliction, her victory over death, all demonstrate that she was a witness of the washing and regeneration, and the renewal of the Holy Ghost. Would that our young ladies would read her memoir, imbibe her spirit, share her enjoyments, and participate in her blessedness here and hereafter.
Seite 85 - Is there any one so foolish," he asks, "as to believe that there are antipodes with their feet opposite to ours; people who walk with their heels upward, and their heads hanging down? That there is a part of the world in which all things are topsyturvy: where the trees grow with their branches downward, and where it rains, hails and snows upward? The idea of the roundness of the earth...
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Seite 11 - ... style, and the accurate discrimination made between spurious and genuine religion in his incidental remarks, show him to be a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, and leave an impress on the volume that will render it very precious to every evangelical reader. Any Christian who desires above all things to grow in grace, to learn the nature of the Christian conflict, and to use successfully the weapons that shall give him the victory over his spiritual enemies ; or, in one word, to learn "...
Seite 10 - Mr. Jones was greatly favored in the subject of his narrative ; and he has wrought up his materials with great skill and judgment. Nothing has been inserted, which would have been better omitted ; and nothing appears to be wanting, which was necessary to a just appreciation of her character. We unhesitatingly commend this Memoir to all females, in all ranks of society. The most refined and best educated will rise from its perusal, improved in literary taste, intellectual...
Seite 14 - BOOKS. and of a respectable order of talent, with a heart formed for friendship, and keenly alive to the purest and tenderest sensibilities ; she was such a one as almost any one would wish their daughters to be. Her piety was of a high order even from the first, and no wonder ; she had been an object of the prayers and exhortations of Harlan Page. The closing scenes exhibit, in no small degree, the triumphs of Christian faith. The biographer has done his work well, interweaving, page by page, in...
Seite 127 - ... to relate it appears a horrible thing: how much more so to see it, as, infinite times and in many places, it was my hap to see it: and they wondered to hear us say that we did not eat our enemies: and this your Magnificence may take for certain, that their other barbarous customs are such that expression is too weak for the reality: and as in these four voyages I have seen so many things diverse from our customs, I prepared to write a...
Seite 10 - ... skill and judgment. Nothing has been inserted, which would have been better omitted ; and nothing appears to be wanting, which was necessary to a just appreciation of her character. We unhesitatingly commend this Memoir to all females, in all ranks of society. The most refined and best educated will rise from its perusal, improved in literary taste, intellectual expansion, and correct thinking : and the less favored will learn from it what it is in their power to become by diligence, by prayer,...
Seite 195 - Incessant labouring round the stormy Cape, — By bold ambition led, and bolder thirst Of gold. For then from ancient gloom emerged...

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