Household Words Volume 31

Household Words Volume 31

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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. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...certain. This man lan vices at a time when Sir John Richardson and Hepburn were afoot with him every day; when, though their sufferings were very great, they had not 'fallen into son, nobly assuming the responsibility he would not allow a man of commoner station to bear, shot this devil through the head--to the infinite joy of all the generations of readers who will honour him in his admirable narrative of that transaction. The words in which Sir John Richardson mentions this Michel, after the earth is rid of him, are extremely important to our purose, as almost describing the broad general ground towards which we now approach. "His rincipl.es, unsupported by a belief in the divine truths of Christianity, were unable to withstand the pressure of severe distress. His counti men, the Iroquois, are generally hristians, but he was totally uninstructed, and ignorant of the duties inculcated by Christianity; and from his long residence in the Indian country, seems to have imbibed, or retained, the rules of conductwhich the southern Indians prescribe to themselves." Heaven forbid that we, sheltered and fed, and considering this uestion at our own warm hearth, s ould audaciously set limits to any extremity of desperate distress! It is in reverence for the brave and enterprising, in admirationforthe great spirits who can endure even unto the end, in love for their names, and in tender ings of hunger have been borne until the ain was past, are very man. A so, and as the citadel of t e position, that the better educated the man, the better disciplined the habits, the more reflective and religious the tone of thought, the more gigantically improbable the "last resource" becomes. Beseeching the reader always to bear in...show more

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  • Paperback | 178 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236980972
  • 9781236980977