Travels in America

Travels in America

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1808 edition. Excerpt: ...have been construed by an excellent interpreter into these. " Great Spirit! Master of our lives! " Great Spirit! master of every thing visible and invisible, and who daily makes them visible and invisible! " Great Spirit! master of every other spirit, good or bad, command the good to be favorable to us, and deter the bad from the commission of evil! " Oh! Grand Spirit! preserve the strength and courage of our warriors, and augment their number, that they may resist the oppression of their Spanish enemies, and recover the country and the rights of their fathers! "Oh! Grand Spirit! preserve the lives of such of our old men, as are inclined to give council and example to the young! " Preserve our children, multiply their number, and let them be the comfort and support of declining age! " Preserve our corn and our animals, and let not famine desolate the land! " Protect our villages, guard our lives! O Great Spirit! when you hide your light behind the Western hills, protect us from the Spaniards, who violate the night, and do evil which they dare not commit in the presence of thy beams! " Good Spirit! make known to us your pleasure by sending to us the Spirit of Dreams. Let the Spirit of Dreams proclaim your will in the night, and we will perform it through the day! And if it say the time of some be closed, send them, Master of Life! to the great country of souls, where they may meet their fathers, mothers, children, and wives, and where you are pleased to shine upon them with a bright, warm, and perpetual blaze! " Oh Grand, oh Great Spirit! hearken to the voice of nations, hearken to all thy children, and remember us always, for we are descended from thee!" Immediately after this address, the...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236499514
  • 9781236499516