, we were frequently harassed by Indians; and, in May, 1782, a party assaulted Ashton's station, killed one man, and took a Negro prisoner.
I know not how significant it is, or how far it is an evidence of singularity, that an individual should thus consent in his pettiest walk with the general movement of the race; but I know that something akin to the migratory instinct in birds and quadrupeds--which, in some instances, is known to have affected the squirrel tribe, impelling them to a general and mysterious movement, in which they were seen, say some, crossing the broadest rivers, each on its particular chip, with its tail raised for a sail, and bridging narrower streams with their dead--that something like the furor which affects the domestic cattle in the spring
, and which is referred to a worm in their tails,--affects both nations and individuals, either perennially or from time to time.
This weak point might be a mere speck on the glass, no larger than a pea, under which the spring
When it moved it jumped like a frog, and with every spring
it covered half a mile of ground.
On the top of this mountain is a little hill which the idolatrous Agaus have in great veneration; their priest calls them together at this place once a year, and having sacrificed a cow, throws the head into one of the springs
of the Nile; after which ceremony, every one sacrifices a cow or more, according to their different degrees of wealth or devotion.
In the course of the day he arrived at the plain of white clay, already mentioned, surrounded by the mineral springs
, called Beer Springs
, by the trappers.
OF ARVA WAI--REMARKABLE MONUMENTAL REMAINS--SOME IDEAS WITH REGARD TO THE HISTORY OF THE PI-PIS FOUND IN THE VALLEY
hie thee away To springs
that lie clearest Beneath the moon-ray - To lone lake that smiles, In its dream of deep rest, At the many star-isles That enjewel its breast - Where wild flowers, creeping, Have mingled their shade, On its margin is sleeping Full many a maid - Some have left the cool glade, and
It was the she-wolf who had first caught the sound of men's voices and the whining of the sled-dogs; and it was the she-wolf who was first to spring
away from the cornered man in his circle of dying flame.
They have cleared the poop, and they spring
into the waist.
She was to go to The Springs
with her uncle and aunt, who were coming on horseback that afternoon, and would then go on to The Springs
in old Hugh's carriage, which was the only one in Carlyle then.
229-238) And further still you went, O far-shooting Apollo, and came to Onchestus, Poseidon's bright grove: there the new- broken cold distressed with drawing the trim chariot gets spirit again, and the skilled driver springs
from his car and goes on his way.
This makes a difference of level, at the outside, of six or seven feet; and yet the water shed by the surrounding hills is insignificant in amount, and this overflow must be referred to causes which affect the deep springs
came on, beautiful and kindly, without the delays and treacheries of spring
,--one of those rare springs
in which plants, beasts, and man rejoice alike.
CAME, AFTER that hard winter, one could not get enough of the nimble air.