Travels in North America in the Years 1827 and 1828, Volume 2

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Cadell and Company, 1829

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Page 320 - The wisdom of a learned man cometh by opportunity of leisure: and he that hath little business shall become wise.' - 'How can he get wisdom that holdeth the plough, and that glorieth in the goad; that driveth oxen; and is occupied in their labours; and whose talk is of bullocks?
Page 82 - Society for the Prevention of Pauperism, in the city of New York, read and accepted, Feb.
Page 199 - I should certainly give it according to the first way, as more consistent with the principles of the language. On the other hand, your way of pronouncing the word deaf is def—ours, as if it were written deef; and as this is the correct mode, from which you have departed, I shall adhere to the American way.
Page 178 - I took our stations on the opposite poles of the question. But it is pleasant to have it in my power to say, that I cannot recall a single instance in which any thing captious or personally uncivil was ever said to me, though I repeated openly and in all companies, every thing I have written in these volumes, and a great deal more than, upon cool reflection, I choose to say again.
Page 16 - Majesty's brig Linnet. It appears to me, and I have good reason to believe, that Captain Downie was urged, and his ship hurried into action before she was in a fit state to meet the enemy. I am also of opinion that there was not the least necessity for our squadron giving the enemy such decided advantages, by going into their bay to engage them ; even had they been successful...
Page 198 - I begged to know what he proposed to do with those words which were generally pronounced differently in the two countries. "In that case," said he, "I would adopt that which was most consonant to the principles of the English language, as denoted by the analogy of similar words, without regarding which side of the water that analogy favoured. For example, you in England universally say...
Page 404 - ... of admiralty and maritime jurisdiction ; to controversies to which the United States shall be a party; to controversies between two or more States; between a State and citizens of another State, between citizens of different States, between citizens of the same State claiming lands under grants of different States, and between a State, or citizens thereof, and foreign States, citizens or subjects.
Page 198 - I don't know that,' he replied. ' If a word become universally current in America, where English is spoken, why should it not take its station in the language?' 'Because,' I said, 'there are words enough already; and it only confuses matters, and hurts the cause of letters, to introduce such words.
Page 379 - A description and draught of a new-invented Machine for carrying vessels or ships out of or into any harbour, port, or river against wind and tide, or in a calm, to.
Page 406 - The people of the United States have declared the constitution to be the supreme law of the land, and it is entitled to universal and implicit obedience. Every act of Congress...

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