Richard Hurdis: A Tale of Alabama

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Redfield, 1855 - Alabama - 403 pages
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Page 162 - How like a fawning publican he looks! I hate him for he is a Christian : But more, for that, in low simplicity, He lends out money gratis, and brings down The rate of usance here with us in Venice. If I can catch him once upon the hip, I will feed fat the ancient grudge I bear him.
Page 102 - She dwelt among the untrodden ways Beside the springs of Dove, A Maid whom there were none to praise And very few to love : A violet by a mossy stone Half hidden from the eye! Fair as a star, when only one Is shining in the sky.
Page 350 - He's a bad surgeon that for pity spares The part corrupted till the gangrene spread, And all the body perish. He that's merciful Unto the bad is cruel to the good.
Page 156 - O'er all his heart shall Taste and Beauty sway ! Free on the sunny slope, or winding shore, With hermit steps to wander and adore!
Page 11 - Hurdis] during my early wanderings in that then wild country. The crimes here recorded were then actually in progress of commission; and some of my scenes and several of my persons, were sketched from the best local authorities.
Page 248 - Dare not adventure on the stubborne pray, Ne byte before, but rome from place to place To get a snatch when turned is his face.
Page 120 - ... the six mounted men; and, in spite of the strenuous efforts to shake him off, stuck on like the old man of the sea on the shoulders of Sinbad the sailor. Of those who seemed likely to succeed a majority wore only shirt and trowsers; though some of these had a scarlet band tied round the right wrist, for what purpose we cannot say. It also appears that the commissioners opened two sets of books, one for themselves and one for the public.
Page 369 - To what gulfs A single deviation from the track Of human duties leads even those who claim The homage of mankind as their born due, And find it, till they forfeit it themselves ! Enter MYRRHA.
Page 6 - Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1853, BY JS REDFIELD, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, in and for the Southern District of New York.
Page 65 - That glowed in generous blood, and had no care, And little thought of the future — followed him; — Some perch'd on gallant steeds, others, more slow, The infants and the matrons of the flock, In coach and jersey, — but all moving on To the new land of promise, full of dreams Of western riches, Mississippi-mad ! Then came the hands, some forty-five or more, Their moderate wealth...

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