Letters from the South: Written During an Excursion in the Summer of 1816, Volum 1
James Eastburn & Company, at the Literary rooms, Broadway, corner of Pine-street. Abraham Paul, printer, 1817 - 4 sider
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Side 11 - Kettell ; that indeed he allowed equally to be distributed, and that was halfe a pint of wheat, and as much barley boyled with water for a man a day, and this having fryed some 26.
Side 100 - You know I was raised, as they say in Virginia, among the mountains of the north, and I never see one that it does not conjure up a hundred pleasing associations. It was one of those evenings described by a homespun poet, who, I believe, few people ever heard of before, when, "The purple hue of evening fell, Upon the low sequester'd dell, And scarce a ling'ring sunbeam play'd, Around the distant mountain's head.
Side 13 - He is of personage a tall well proportioned man, with a sower looke, his head somwhat gray, his beard so thinne, that it seemeth none at all, his age neare sixtie; of a very able and hardy body to endure any labour.
Side 126 - The sun was shining out very hot — and in turning the angle of the road, we encountered the following group : first, a little cart drawn by one horse, in which five or six half naked black children were tumbled like pigs together. The cart had no covering, and they seemed to have been broiled to sleep. Behind the cart marched three black women, with head, neck and breasts uncovered, and without shoes or stockings : next came three men, bare-headed, and chained together with an ox-chain. Last of...
Side 140 - ... his breeches surprisingly, redundant in linseywoolsey. It matters not to him, whether the form of sideboards or bureaus changes, or whether other people wear tight breeches or cossack pantaloons in the shape of meal-bags. Let fashion change as it may, his low...
Side 11 - Industrie in peace, committed the managing of all things abroad to Captaine Smith: who by his owne example, good words, and faire promises, set some to mow, others...
Side 25 - Frank, — the only character in which a really valuable woman can ever shine. The oldest was a fair blue-eyed lassie, who, I prophesy, will one day be the belle of Virginia.
Side 21 - ... a hearty welcome, must inevitably be glad of my departure. Here the ladies attend as usual to their own amusements and employments. You are told the carriage or horses are at your service, that you can fish, or hunt, or lounge, or read just as you please, and every one makes his choice. "The plantation is large, containing, I believe, between nine and ten thousand acres, and several hundred negroes are attached to it. Some of the females are employed in taking care of the children or in household...