My first thought, on collecting myself, was "Robbers!"--this part of the road bearing an unpleasant reputation.
Agriculture had a pretty hard start among these people, and where now the glorious fields of splendid pale and billowy oatmeal may be seen interspersed with every kind of domestic and imported fertilizer in cunning little hillocks just bursting forth into fragrance by the roadside, then the vast island was a quaking swamp or covered by impervious forests of gigantic trees, up which with coarse and shameless glee would scamper the nobility.
~By the Roadside.~ Shy violets among the tangled grass; Red robin, to thine own mate blithely singing, Among the elm-tree boughs so gayly swinging; My love, my true love, down this way will pass.
That brute who is'--and he flicked with a stick he carried the uncovered wound of a wretch upon the roadside--'makes me more satisfied with my condition.
Campagna: limbs of quartered malefactors hung up on roadsides, armed peasants; the malaria.
Footnote P: The Catholic religion prevails here; these cells are, as is well known, very common in the Catholic countries, planted, like the Roman tombs, along the roadside.--W. W. 1793.
It was firmly believed that we should meet the enemy somewhere on the Transit road,--since the hills through which it passed offered many excellent barricading-points, and it would seem a matter of great importance to them to cut us off from junction with any fresh recruits the steamer might land at San Juan.
The Union Pacific Railroad; the Land Grant Roads.%--Meantime the war opened, and an idea often talked of took definite shape.
This party was received with so fierce a fire at the barricade that they shrank back, leaving the howitzer behind in the road,--so that the enemy were on the point of capturing it, when a brave artilleryman touched off the piece, loaded with grape-shot, almost in their faces, and, strewing the earth with dead, sent the others flying back to the barricade.
Previously to departing, Mark had carried the ship through the channel, and she was anchored in a very good and safe roadstead, outside of everything.
At the other extremity, as is absolutely necessary in all navigation, the forecastle was reasonably clear, though even this important part of the deck was bristling with the flukes of no less than nine anchors that lay in a row across its breadth, the wild roadsteads of this end of the lake rendering such a provision of ground-tackle absolutely indispensable to the safety of every craft that ventured into its eastern horn.
His dying speech shames Turpin--not the Archbishop I mean, but the roadster of that name.
Boats were so much used, that roadsters were very little needed; and this so much the less, on account of the great steadiness of the trades.
That the people should be capable of the magnanimity of laying down their authority, when necessary to concentrate it in the hands of energetic and responsible trustees requiring large powers,--that they should be willing to tax themselves heavily for the benefit of future generations,--that they should be wise enough to distrust their own judgment and defer modestly to the counsels of experts,--that they should be in favor of the most solid and substantial work,--that they should be willing to have the better half of their money under ground and out of sight, invested in drains and foundations of roads,--that they should acquiesce cheerfully in all the restrictions necessary to the achievement of the work, while admitted freely to the use and enjoyment of its inchoate processes,--that their conduct and manners should prove so unexceptionable,--their disposition to trespass upon strict rules so small,--their use and improvement of the work so free, so easy, and so immediately justificatory of all the cost of so generous and grand an enterprise: these things throw light and cheer upon the prospects of popular institutions, at a period when they are seriously clouded from other quarters.
He recalled the names of the principal roads,--the roads of the old Spanish viceroys.
The Koosee jungles.--Ferries.--Jungle roads.--The rhinoceros.--We go to visit a neighbour.--We lose our way and get belated.--We fall into a quicksand.--No ferry boat.--Camping out on the sand.--Two tigers close by.--We light a fire.--The boat at last arrives.--Crossing the stream.--Set fire to the boatman's hut.--Swim the horses.--They are nearly drowned.--We again lose our way in the jungle.--The towing path, and how boats are towed up the river.--We at last reach the factory.--News of rhinoceros in the morning.--Off we start, but arrive too late.--Death of the rhinoceros.--His dimensions.--Description.
It was the thunder of apples being poured into barrels, and, as in a sleep, the fragrant wagons passed and repassed along the road--"the slow-moving wagons of our lady of Eleusis."
CHAPTER I. The Wild Mustangs.--Hal and Ned.--The Black and the Bay.--Manuel the Herder.--The Mustang-breaker.--Life on a Stock Ranche.--A Sudden Start.-- On the Road.--The Lone Mule.--The Stampede.--Attacked by Comanches.
The people said to one another as we passed along the road:--"They are making a journey of penance!"
shall it be within benefit of clergy to delay the king's message on the high road?--to interrupt the great respirations, ebb or flood, of the national intercourse--to endanger the safety of tidings, running day and night between all nations and languages?
He reined his horse up to a slow walk, and fell into a reverie,--so deep a one that he did not see what he might have seen had he looked attentively into a copse of poplars on a high bank close to his road,--two young girls sitting on the ground peeling slender willow stems for baskets.
Footnote Q: Crosses commemorative of the deaths of travellers by the fall of snow and other accidents very common along this dreadful road.--W. W. 1793.
The roadway was formed of that concrete, harder than granite, which is the sole material employed in Martial building, and which, as I have shown, can take every form and texture, from that of jewels or of the finest marble to that of plain polished slate.
Well, those days are past, and now Come gray hairs, and yet somehow I can't think those years have fled-- Still those roadways know my tread, Still I climb that old pine stair, Sit upon the stiff-backed chair, Stealing glances toward my left Till her eyes repay the theft; Death's a dream and Time's a liar-- Tildy still is in the choir.
Once more on the Road.--We cross the Rio Grande.--Mesilla.--Hal's Purchase.--A False Alarm.--A Ludicrous Scene.--An Unexpected Arrival in Camp.--Patsey's Adventure with the "Divil.
Our view stretched across the plaza, which seemed to be empty and unbarricaded; and I remember the painted door of the church beyond, the red-tiled roof, the low, flanking wall of white stone, all dazily trembling in the unsteady atmosphere radiating from the heated road,--whilst a cloud of white smoke was sailing slowly away to the west.
Why!"--a whinny of recognition came from the road--"why, that's my horse!"
Or, "Dick, do you see the tiger loose near the Imperial Road?--won't do for your cattle ranch."
Uncharacteristically, he is hoarse--the sheer volume of roadwork has worn him down.
It seems it was sultry weather, piping-hot; the steed tormented into frenzy with gad-flies, long past being roadworthy: but safety and the interest of the house he rode for were incompatible things; a fall in serge cloth was expected; and a mad entrance they made of it.
Shove sentry-groups at the top of the Sudder Bazaar, West Street and Edward Road.--You know all about it.... I've got a good thing on.
No bed of roaes.
I coulde nowe Wishe a stronge packthread had stytchd up my lips When I made thys roague inmate of my breast.
So down he set; but he hadn't no mo' 'n took his seat sca'cely when he heerd the child'en in school roa'in' out loud, laughin' fit to kill theirselves.
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This we find pointed out by J. Roalfe Cox, F.R.C.V.S.A Tenderness in the foot was first noticed, and, on examination, the horn of the sole and of the frog was found to be peculiarly softened.
We, who the wide world make our home; The barren heath our cheerful bed; Careless o'er mount and moor we roam, And never tears of sorrow shed.
Embrios and Idiots, Eremites and Fryars, White, Black, and Grey,--with all their Trumpery, Here Pilgrims roam-- --A while discourse they hold, No fear lest Dinner cool;--when thus began Our Author-- Who of all Ages to succeed, but feeling The Evil on him brought by me, will curse My Head, ill fare our Ancestor impure, For this we may thank Adam-- The Great Masters in Composition, knew very well that many an elegant Phrase becomes improper for a Poet or an Orator, when it has been debased by common Use.
Yet let not your gifts and your offerings all roam;-- Remember the servant of Jesus at home; He's spending his strength and his life in the cause,-- From wells of salvation pure water he draws.
If the grim brood, from Arctic shores that roam'd, (Where helice, forever, as she wheels, Sparkles a mother's fondness on her son) Stood in mute wonder 'mid the works of Rome, When to their view the Lateran arose In greatness more than earthly; I, who then From human to divine had past, from time Unto eternity, and out of Florence To justice and to truth, how might I choose But marvel too?
Roame there & uncover, gentyllmen.
The early travellers in this region mention the great herds of wild cattle which roamed over the prairies in those times, but the last Buffalo on the east side of the Mississippi was killed in 1832; and now the hunter who would see this noble game must travel some hundreds of miles west, to the head-waters of the Kansas or the Platte.
Dick Roamer put out a hand to plead for her, and tapped Munn on the arm.
They hate the whole tribe of Travellers and Tourists, Roamers and Ramblers, Peepers and Proclaimers, and affect to ridicule the idea of men who merely pass through the country, presuming to give opinions on things which it is alleged so cursory a view cannot qualify them fully to understand.
He replied: "Now who art thou, that smiting others' cheeks Through Antenora roamest, with such force As were past suff'rance, wert thou living still?"
he said, "I've kissed mother many a time that way when I come in from th' moor after a day's roamin' an' she stood there at th' door in th' sun, lookin' so glad an' comfortable."
He spent much of his time playing in the woods or roaming among the hills.
For here finally these wide roamings of ours through so many times and places, in search and study of Heroes, are to terminate.
s. roams, S2; +raykande+, pr.
"What art thou, speak, that on designs unknown, While others sleep, thus roamst the camp alone?"--Pope cor.