The Substance of a Journal During a Residence at the Red River Colony, British North America: And Frequent Excursions Among the North-west American Indians, in the Years 1820, 1821, 1822, 1823

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L.B. Seelev and Son, 1824 - 210 pages

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Page 206 - Waft, waft, ye winds, his story, And you, ye waters, roll, Till, like a sea of glory, It spreads from pole to pole ; Till o'er our ransomed nature, The Lamb for sinners slain, Redeemer, King, Creator, In bliss returns to reign ! HEBEK.
Page 157 - tis nought to me: Since GOD is ever present, ever felt, In the void waste as in the city full; And where he vital breathes there must be joy.
Page 123 - ... of the duties of men and citizens. The mere politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and to cherish them.
Page 123 - Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens.
Page 134 - One song employs all nations; and all cry, * Worthy the Lamb, for he was slain for us !* The dwellers in the vales and on the rocks Shout to each other, and the mountain-tops From distant mountains catch the flying joy ; Till, nation after nation taught the strain, Earth rolls the rapturous Hosanna round.
Page 123 - Let it simply be asked, where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths which are the instruments of investigation in the courts of justice? And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion.
Page 132 - River, where they had made the first land, the ground was covered with copper, over which a body of earth had since been collected to the depth of a man's height. They believe, also, that in ancient times, their ancestors lived till their feet were worn out with walking, and their throats with eating.
Page 33 - On the following morning, I saw an Indian corpse staged, or put upon a few cross sticks, about ten feet from the ground, at a short distance from the fort. The property of the dead, which may consist of a kettle, axe, and a few additional articles, is generally put into the case, or wrapped in the...
Page 169 - Hearne) has not as yet began to dawn among the Northern Indians ; for, though their conjurors do indeed sing songs and make long speeches to some beasts and birds of prey, as also to imaginary beings, which they say assist them in performing cures on the sick, yet they, as well as their credulous neighbours, are utterly destitute of every idea of practical religion.
Page 110 - OD of my life, to thee belong The thankful heart — the grateful song ; Touch'd by thy love, each tuneful chord Resounds the goodness of the Lord. 2 Thou hast preserv'd my fleeting breath, And chas'd the gloomy shades of death ; The venom'd arrows vainly fly, When God our great deliv'rer's nigh.

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