The leopard.--How to shoot him.--Gallant encounter with a wounded one.--Encounter with a leopard in a Dak bungalow.--Pat shoots two leopards.--Effects of the Express bullet.--The 'Sirwah Purrul,' or annual festival of huntsmen.--The Hindoo ryot.--Rice-planting and harvest.--Poverty of the ryot.--His apathy.--Village fires.--Want of sanitation.
Then village, town, and city gay, Will feel the cruel Tartar's sway!"
The party were now on the little wharf that served as a village- landing, and the boatman mentioned lay off, in waiting for the arrival of his fare.
Suppose Bishop White, when he was ordained and came back to this country, had found a little village--" Her remarks were stopped by a dish of salad.
Milton, in his L'Allegro, has not forgotten this favourite of the village:-- "Every shepherd tells his tale Under the hawthorn in the dale."
The reverse was an ugly quarrel up the river, which ended in the loss of the lives of some sailors and the destruction of a village,--a quarrel for which our people were, I suspect, to some extent responsible.
SIOUX VILLAGE.--About two o'clock, having taken a right-hand fork of the river, we unexpectedly came to a Sioux village, consisting of a part of Wabashaw's band, under Wah-koo-ta.
Rip was equally at a loss to comprehend the question; when a knowing, self-important old gentleman, in a sharp cocked hat, made his way through the crowd, putting them to the right and left with his elbows as he passed, and planting himself before Van Winkle, with one arm akimbo, the other resting on his cane, his keen eyes and sharp hat penetrating, as it were, into his very soul, demanded in an austere tone, "what brought him to the election with a gun on his shoulder, and a mob at his heels, and whether he meant to breed a riot in the village?"--"Alas!
He was a preacher of righteousness, and in all probability went from city to city and village to village,--as Saint Bernard did when he preached a crusade against the infidels, as John the Baptist did when he preached repentance, as Whitefield did when he sought to kindle religious enthusiasm in England.
As the old Dorman house is in the northeastern corner of what was far away Greenwich Village,--at the time-the Bouerie was a blooming orchard, and is meshed in by a curious jumble of thoroughfares, that must have originally either followed the tracks of wandering cattle or worthy citizens who had lost their bearings, for Waverley Place comes to an untimely end in West Eleventh Street, and Fourth Street collides with Horatio and is headed off by Thirteenth Street before it has a chance even to catch a glimpse of the river,--a few steps brought us into Fourteenth Street, where naming gas-jets announced that the play of "Jim Bludso" might be seen.
PUCKWAEWA VILLAGE.---At four o'clock we had got everything down the shallows, mended our canoe, and reached the Pukwaewa--a noted Indian village, where we encamped.
Quelle place la paysanne avait-elle trouvee?--Est-elle restee longtemps loin de son village?--Comment se plaisait-elle a la ville?--Est-ce qu'elle s'entendait assez bien avec sa maitresse?--Quel avertissement la dame lui avait-elle donne--Est-ce que la paysanne est parvenue a s'expliquer cette manie de Madame?--A quai l'attribuait-elle?
Mebbe I'd be lucky enough to ketch Hen too, an' if so, nobody in the village'd wear mournin'!
They were amused by the remark of an old gentleman in the neighbourhood, who said that to have a school at Petersham "would ruin the aristocratic character of the village"--education and aristocracy being evidently, in his eyes, opposing forces.
Letter XXXI.--Trip from Detroit to Mackinaw.--The Chippewa Tribe.--The River St. Clair.--Anecdote.--Chippewa Village.--Forts Huron and Saranac.--Bob Low Island.--Mackinaw.
The road is very steep to the village--"four tough, scrambling miles."
"Isn't it strange," remarked Dick to Henri, as they passed among the tents towards the centre of the village--"isn't it strange that them Injuns should be so fond o' fightin', when they've got all they can want--a fine country, lots o' buffalo, an', as far as I can see, happy homes?"
That music, now,"--alluding to the sounds of a flute that were heard through the open windows, coming from the adjacent village--"must be rude enough to her ear, after the music of London."
There is a photographer established in every considerable village,--nay, one may not unfrequently see a photographic ambulance standing at the wayside upon some vacant lot where it can squat unchallenged in the midst of burdock and plantain and apple-Peru, or making a long halt in the middle of a common by special permission of the "Selectmen."
Meantime we had kept on our course, and it had become quite dark; still there was no sign of the village,--not even the flicker of lights or the barking of dogs.
Le villageois qu'est-ce qu'il a fait faire a son fils?--Le fils revenait-il de temps en temps voir ses parents?--Qu'est-ce que son pere l'a prie de faire, une fois qu'il etait en visite chez lui?--Le garcon a-t-il bien execute l'ordre de son pere?--Comment a-t-il voulu prouver qu'il avait bien fait?--Est-ce que le pere s'est montre aussi habile sophiste que le fils?
The letters written during this visit are, as usual, full of freshness and delight at finding himself in his favourite country village.--On June 5th he went to Barrow House, near Keswick, to be present at the marriage of his second son Hubert to Miss S. C. Langton, daughter of Z. Langton Esq.,
aldeano, m., peasant, villager.
While the butcher is doing his thriving trade the postman arrives to collect letters from the pillar-box, Placing a small horn to his lips, he blows a blast to warn the villagers that the post is going, and, having waited for the last letter, climbs slowly up the steep pathway to Hinderwell.
He had no taste for more cheerful images, and there are neither rural objects nor villagery in the scenes he describes, but only loneness and the solemnity of mountains.
Believe me, it would give both of us great pleasure to show you our pleasant farms and villages.
The following incident led to the breaking up and dispersion of a gang of desperate highwaymen, denominated the Thaxted gang, who about sixty years ago used to infest the roads in the neighbourhood of Dunmow, Thaxted, and the adjacent towns and villages:-- An opulent farmer of Thaxted, being one day at Dunmow market, received a considerable sum of money, the produce of grain and other marketable articles, which he had that day disposed of; and going to the inn where he had left his horse, he ordered it to be saddled directly for the purpose of returning home.
Believe me it would give both of us great pleasure to show you all three (we can lodge you) our pleasant farms and villages.-- We both join in kindest loves to you and yours.-- CH.
A hurried word of command; the infantry halt; the cavalry close, and sweep down like night-hawks upon the sleeping village,--safe, one would have supposed it, with the whole Parliamentary army lying between it and Oxford, to protect from danger.
----We think Baltimore is a pretty civilized kind of a village,--said the young Marylander, good-naturedly.--But I suppose you can't forgive it for always keeping a little ahead of Boston in point of numbers,--tell the truth now.
they cheered and cheered again, letting slip the dogs of victory throughout those old English villages,--all these things must have united the hearts of the classes and masses in one common bond, rendering such occasions memorable for ever in the hearts of the simple country folk.
It had come so insidiously, with such apparent naturalness, little by little--a settler here, a settler there; here an acre of gray desert charmed to yellow wheat; there a pouch of shining gold washed from the burning sands; another wagon-train with hopeful men and faithful women; a cabin, two cabins, a settlement, a schoolhouse, a land of unwalled villages,--and democracy; a wicked government of men set up in the very face and front of God-governed Israel.
* * * * * ANTIGUA.--CHAPTER I. Geography and Statistics of the Island,--Reflections on arrival,--Interview with Clergymen,--with the Governor,--with a member of Assembly,--Sabbath,--Service at the Moravian Chapel,--Sabbath School,--Service at the Episcopal Church,--Service at the Wesleyan Chapel,--Millar's Estate,--Cane-holing,--Colored planter,--Fitch's Creek Estate,--Free Villages,--Dinner at the Governor's,--Donovan's Estate,--Breakfast at Mr. Watkins,--Dr.
The Villages.%---East of the Rocky Mountains the Indians lived in villages, often covering several acres in area, and surrounded by stockades of two and even three rows of posts.
69.--Village Feast.--Fac-simile of a Woodcut of the "Sandrin ou Verd Galant," facetious Work of the End of the Sixteenth Century (edition of 1609).
Whenever Toni entered a South American port after a long absence, he particularly admired the rapid progress of the new villages,--enormous wharves constructed within the year, interminable streets that were not in existence on his former voyage, shady and elegant parks, replacing old, dried-up lakes.
Accordingly, in her journey to the Crimea, Potemkin squandered millions on millions in rearing pasteboard villages,--in dragging forth thousands of wretched peasants to fill them,--in costuming them to look thrifty,--in training them to look happy.
DINGWALL (Davie), the attorney at Wolfe's Hope village.--Sir W. Scott, Bride of Lammermoor (time William III.).
Fishing in India.--Hereditary trades.--The boatmen and fishermen of India.--Their villages.--Nets.--Modes of fishing.--Curiosities relating thereto.--Catching an alligator with a hook.--Exciting capture.
Everybody asked the same thing, and he who belonged to that country had never seen a rose of Paestum.... Sometimes, just in order to satisfy the whim of tourists, he would bring rose bushes from Capaccio Vecchio and other mountain villages,--rose bushes just like others with no difference except in price.... But he didn't wish to take advantage of anybody.
VILLAGES.--Size, kind of houses, nature of streets, means of defense, etc.
We hope there are such parties still in country towns and villages,--such parties as we remember to this day with a vividness which no social enjoyments since then have dimmed; Saturday-afternoon parties,--matinees they would have been called if the village people had known enough; parties which began at three in the afternoon and ended in the early dusk, while little ones could see their way home; parties at which there was no "German," only the simplest of dancing, if any, and much more of blind-man's-buff; parties at which "mottoes" in sugar horns were the luxurious novelty, caraway cookies the staple, and lemonade the only drink besides pure water.
"Strange," he thought to himself, as the train approached the quiet, river-side village--"strange that I should be so fond of the fellow, in spite of all; that I should care more for his society than that of any man living.
We resume the beat.--The hog-deer.--Nepaulese villages.--Village granaries.--Tiger in front.--A hit!
It is not surprising that this tranquil little village--"the retreat of the old doomed divinities of wood and fountain, banished from their native haunts," to quote Mr. Tomlinson's happy phrase--has always been beloved of artists, many of whom have transferred to their canvasses the beauties of its mingled scenery of graceful woods and sparkling waters, ancient fortress, peaceful meadows, and gray old towers.
a hit!--Following up the wounded tiger.--Find him dead.--Tiffin in the village.--The Patair jungle.
'There is a boy of Trenchard's,' said a voice that I thought was Parmiter's, who lived at the bottom of the village--'there is a boy of Trenchard's that I mistrust; he is for ever wandering in the graveyard, and I have seen him a score of times sitting on this tomb and looking out to sea.
Description of a native village.--Village functionaries.--The barber.
In our own Presidency Mr. Ramakrishna Pillai has produced a work in English--"Village Life in India"--that has won the praise of Sir Grant Duff.--Professor Satthianadhan's Lecture on Intellectual Results in India.