Notes on North America, Agricultural, Economical, and Social, Volum 1

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W. Blackwood and Sons, 1851

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Side 419 - Every step in Scotland Is historical; the shades of the dead arise on every side; the very rocks breathe. Miss Strickland's talents as a writer, and turn of mind as an individual, in a peculiar manner fit her for painting a historical gallery of the most illustrious or dignified female characters in that land of chivalry and song."— Mtackwwid'e Mayasiite.
Side 196 - Having provided himself with a home, he commenced translating the record, by the gift and power of God, through the means of the Urim and Thummim ; and being a poor writer, he was under the necessity of employing a scribe to write the translation as it came from his mouth.
Side 195 - a curious instrument, called by the ancients the Urim and Thummim, which consisted of two transparent stones, clear as crystal, set in the two rims of a bow.
Side 419 - Miss Strickland has not only been fortunate in the selection of her subject, but she has sustained to the full the high reputation for research which her previous writings have acquired. Her choice has indeed been evidently directed to that period when Scottish history assumes the highest interest, and connects itself most closely with the sympathies of the present day.

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