Letters from the Mountains: Being the Real Correspondence of a Lady, Between the Years 1773 and 1807, Volumen1

Longman, Hurst, Rees & Orme, J. Hatchard, Mrs. Cook, 1809

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Página 21 - I began to look about, the dresses and countenances of the people presented new matter of speculation. This is certainly a fine country to grow old in: I could not spare a look to the young people, so much was I engrossed in contemplating their grandmothers.
Página 22 - Shall I not be proud of a father, the fon of fuch fathers, of whofe fame he is the living record ? Now, what is my cafe is every other Highlander's...
Página 125 - My father attracted Madame Schuyler's notice by his piety, not very frequently a distinguishing feature in the military character. I will not tire you with the detail of all the little circumstances that gradually acquired me the place in her favor which I ever continued to possess. She saw me reading Paradise Lost...
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Página 72 - Had you but seen these roads before they were made, You would hold up your hands, and bless General Wade.

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