This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ... rambles and adventures. chapter I. The start.--Gen. Tom Thnmb.--Halifax.--Astor House.--American Railways.--Philadelphia.--Baltimore Beauties.--A Clinical Professor.--Mark Tapley's Eden.--The great Missouri.--Drinks.--New Orleans.--Night adventure.--Creole Ladies.--Col. White's Oratorio of "David." Aftee all "ce n'est que le premier pas qui coute," thought I, as the long row of busy docks at Liverpool slowly receded in the distance; and we bade a last farewell to old England, as the gallant " Cambria" steamed majestically down the broad waters of the Mersey, in the ever-to-be-remembered year of Grace, 1847. With all the eagerness of a college student, who casts aside his dull books and duller tutors for a burst after the partridges, or for the more noble and exciting pursuit of the antlered lords of the forest and mountain, had I looked forward to a visit to the New World; determined to make acquaintance with our Trans-Atlantic brethren, and to extend my visit to the regions still inhabited by America's aboriginal people, --now, indeed, driven far westward of their rightful territories, and pressed backwards into that ocean of prairies extending to the foot of the great Rocky Mountains. It was with something like a sense of disappointment that, the excitement of our departure over, the last friend shaken by the hand, and the last hurried farewell exchanged, I felt that what I had so long dwelt on in anticipation was at last about to be realised; so inconsistent, indeed, is our nature, that our keenest yearnings often lead but to our bitterest disappointments, and the possession most ardently sought, affords, when attained, but too frequently, the least gratification. The bustle incidental to a start, when a large number of passengers are...
  • ISBN13: 9781230272740
  • Publisher: Theclassics.Us
  • Pubilcation Year: 2013
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00074
Publication DateSeptember 12, 2013
Primary CategoryTravel/United States - West - General
Publisher ImprintTheclassics.Us

Solitary Rambles and Adventures of a Hunter in the Prairies

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