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The Fairy Tale of the Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Thomas Carlyle, Rudolf Steiner


Letters on the Aesthetical Education of Man

Friedrich Schiller


The Secret Doctrine, Volume II Anthropogenesis

H. P. Blavatsky


Knowledge of Higher Worlds and its Attainment

Rudolf Steiner


Mrs. Royall's Pennsylvania, or, Travels continued in the United States

by Anne Newport Royall

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"Mrs. Royall's Pennsylvania, or Travels continued in the United States, in two volumes," By Mrs. Anne Itoyall, author of Sketches of History, Life and Manners in the United Status, &c. ttc.

In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled "An act for the encouragement o! learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned;" and, also, to the act entitled, "An act supplementary to ati act entitted, "An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of .vo/js, Charts, and Rooks, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned," and extending the benefits thereof to the arts ot designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints."

In testimony whereof, 1 have hereunto set my hand, and affixed the public seal of my office, the day and year aforesaid.

EDMUND I. LEE, Clerk of the District Court f„r Ihe. District of C«/«mW«.

JOURNEY TO GREENSBURG.

On the 28th of November, 182S, I took leave of my friends in Bedford, and pursued my route to Greensburg. I would fain havevisited Somerset county; but had I done so, I would have had to give up Greensburg, which place I was anxious to see, from having spent some of my infant years in the neighborhood^ This circumstance alone induced me to forego the pleasure of seeing Somerset, much the largest town, and inhabited, (as 1 was led to believe from the samples I had seen,) by a generous and intelligent people.^ But I longed to see the place my infant j'ect had pressedj^Snd where, unsheltered from the storm, I braved the wild beasts, and trod the lofty forest fifty years since.

Hitherto I had had an agreeable time of it through the state—the country delightful, and the people, generally, kind and hospitable; and though satisfied to the full, I anticipated still greater pleasure, and panted once more to see the beautiful forest, through which I used to glide, and for which, we have no parallel in the Union.

So far, all had gone on smoothly; but the scene now changed to perils and adventures, by no means pleasing.

We had a stage full of Pats, and one or two Americans. Two of these Pats were rather above the grade of canal Irish, in appearance; but far below them in honor and principle. These were brothers: one was a narrowfaced, narrow-souled man; wore a cap; dressed well; was a merchant; lived in Nashville; was proud, empty, and arrogant as a Haytian negro-colonel. The other wan broad-faced, also a shop-keeper; and lived in Louisville, Kentucky.

These Teagues were quite consequential, and looked down with impudent contempt upon ourselves and our soil. These low Irish always remind me of free negroes; and the only difference is, that the latter are more respectful in their manners, more moral, and, by a long way, more sober and industrious.

Another poor, pennyless, Teague; shabby, friendless, disconsolate, and thinly clad, sat in one corner of the stage, with a red face, and shivering with cold. He was, by far the genteelest man in the stage. There were two Americans, whence I know not; nor is it material, as they were alike depraved and dangerous; which will appear in the end.

I had received a packet just as I stepped into the stage; and the hand-writing being difficult, Teague Sharpfacc, with the politeness common to men of business, ottered to read it. The letter itself ought to have protected me' from Irish impudence, if, indeed, any thing can.*

Teague Broadface, who had all the appearance of an impudent wag, and a friend to the other, after reading the letters, seemed disposed to sing; and though he, like his brother, was rather overdone with brass, I encouraged the song, particularly as I am fond of lively songs; and, to do Pat justice, he sung equal to a play-actor; that is, with a good deal of taste. He had taken a good charge at the tavern, and was uncommonly disposed to conversation and mirth; and to use the old adage, give an Irish boor an inch and he will take an ell.


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