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 páginas
 

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Página 73 - 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...
Página 181 - Incessant labouring round the stormy Cape, — By bold ambition led, and bolder thirst Of gold. For then from ancient gloom emerged...
Página 8 - The design of the work is to set forth the causes which brought the Pilgrims to these shores ; to exhibit their principles ; to show what these principles are worth, and what it cost to maintain them; to vindicate the character of the Puritans from the aspersions which have been cast upon them, and to show the PURITANIC SYSTEM OF CHURCH POLITY,— as distinguished from the Prelatic, — broadly and solidly based on the word of God ; inseparable from religious Purity and Religious Freedom ; and of...
Página 421 - 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...
Página 428 - This is a well-written biography of an amiable and devoted Christian, who pleasantly and beautifully exhibited the Christian character in the different relations of life and in her early death. The reader will be pleased with the spirit and sentiments of her early correspondence introduced and scattered throughout the volume.
Página 424 - Wilderness," is one of the most beautiful sketches in our language. It is in every respect a finished production — a picture complete in all its parts, that for a time captivates the affections, enchains the powers of the mind, and fills the soul with the most exalted conceptions. The Church is represented, under the various circumstances of her earthly allotment, leaning on the arm of her Beloved, and deriving all her strength from this unfailing source. The chastened but glowing fancy, elegance...
Página 72 - Doctrinal points were mixed up with philosophical discussions, and a mathematical demonstration was allowed no weight, if it appeared to clash with a text of scripture, or a commentary of one of the fathers.
Página 429 - MEMOIR OF MRS. SARAH LOUISA TAYLOR: or an Illustration of the work of the Holy Spirit, in awakening, renewing, and sanctifying the heart.
Página 432 - Pastor, by Gardiner Spring, DD, Pastor of the Brick Presbyterian Church, in the city of New York. The following notice of Spring's Fragments is extracted from the New York Commercial Advertiser. The first piece entitled the " Church in the Wilderness," is one of the most beautiful sketches in our language.
Página 115 - ... 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...

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