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Letter of Gerrit Smith to Rev. James Smylie, of the state of Mississippi

Birney Anti-Slavery Collection EISENHOWER: Title page inscribed: H. D. Barber (mutilated)

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the churchs mission to the mountaineers of the south

Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: The Missions of the Blue Ridge, Diocese of Virginia By The Venerable Frederick W. Neve, Archdeacon When I first came to Virginia in 1888, my attention was soon directed to the condition of the people living in the Ragged Mountains of Albemarle County. These mountains are spurs of the main Blue Ridge. The condition of these people was such as to call for attention and earnest effort on the part of the Church and, as the two parishes to which I had been called were only a few miles distant, the duty of caring for these neglected people seemed imperative. Beginning My predecessor at St. Paul's, Ivy, had been in the habit of holding a service for them in a school-house for some years, and it was through taking up the work which he had left behind him that I first became acquainted with the needs of the district. To accomplish any permanent results it seemed necessary to establish a church and build up a regular Church membership; and after about a year and a half this was accomplished and the Church of St. John Baptist was built and consecrated. Soon after the Mission Hall was also built, close beside the church, for the various meetings and classes which were soon organized and worked by faithful members of St. Paul's Church in Ivy, some six miles distant..,'';!'... 11, -.XT .-/JtiJuC; ;n::nxii/. to For some years our mountain mission was Blue confined to this one centre, but the success Ridge attending the first enterprise suggested to my mind the desirability of extending the work to the main Blue Ridge, where I knew ,,r the conditions were similar, if not worse, n'i.V'a than those which had prevailed in the Ragged Mountains.. It' was not till 1900 that ;this new venture was made but by that time, in spite of the fact that there were' no means at my disposal for carryin...

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Plutarch's life of Lucius Cornelius Sulla

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the southern mountaineers

This volume is produced from digital images created through the University of Michigan University Library's preservation reformatting program. The Library seeks to preserve the intellectual content of items in a manner that facilitates and promotes a variety of uses. The digital reformatting process results in an electronic version of the text that can both be accessed online and used to create new print copies. This book and thousands of others can be found in the digital collections of the University of Michigan Library. The University Library also understands and values the utility of print, and makes reprints available through its Scholarly Publishing Office. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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tyrol

Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER IV. The Woodcutter. Though I have not laid special stress on the fact that Tyrol possesses certain characteristics not to be met with in other parts of civilized Europe, the reader will no doubt have gathered this from the remarks in the preceding chapter. The survival of an ancient type is in no class of the population so apparent as in the fraternity of the woodcutters. Cut off from the world, working in solitude amid the grandest of Alpine scenery, rough and uncouth in their exterior, inured to every danger, and hardy to quite an amazing degree, the "Holzhacker" affords a most interesting study not only for the artist, but also for those who delight in laying bare the vein of quaint originality mixed up with the other characteristics of a people untouched by that species of civilization which follows in the wake of tourists. The immense tracts of forest which are still to be found in the northern and centre districts ofTyrol, and which afford the staple resources of those parts, are generally speaking the property of the Crown. A large number of men are employed by Government in felling the timber, in cultivating new plantations, and in keeping in repair the huge wood- drifts which are established in these parts. From 3,000 to 4,000 men thus find sustenance in connexion with the "Forstwesen," or management of the forests, in Tyrol. These labourers are generally natives of neighbouring valleys, and in most cases they are younger sons of peasants—farmers who own the land they till—whose miniature homestead, consisting perhaps of a few acres of the very poorest soil, or a patch of meadow sufficient to keep three or four cows, proves inadequate to sustain an increasing family. The eldest son usually remains with the father, nominally inheriting the who...

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ye mountaineer

Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: Where rising o'er the vales below, These priest-like trees in gowns of snow, Arose with outstretched arms, and prayed, A benediction o'er the glade. Calm was the night, both calm and cold, And winter firmer grasped its hold, That long had known this stubborn clime, For now 'twas after Christmas time. A Christmas-time that to each boy Had brought all else of earth save joy: For in each home throughout the land, The law of an oppressor's hand Had thrust beside the fireside there, To all the unwelcome guest of care. A care: that bowed each pious head; From which long years before they fled, And gladly to the breeze unfurled Their sails, toward a new-found world. Vain was the hope that long was theirs, Though freedom still adorned their prayers; A Monarch's unjust laws pursued, That every cherished hope subdued: While through their thriving hamlets ring, The unjust mandates of the King. But to his chief ne'er savage sprang More swift, when loud the war cry rang; chapter{Section 4Than answered they the leader's ire, Who fanned the smouldering wrath to fire; As, frequent pausing 'mid their toil, He vowed the freedom of the soil. From out the leafless woods that reared Its naked boughs, three forms appeared. The first, though aged, would dare to brave The angered tiger in its cave, And well with ease his iron frame, A giant's wrathful ire might tame. A patriot he whose mighty arm Eebuked the cavil of alarm, And ready rose to deal the blow Whene'er injustice was the foe. Thus oft inviting him to seek The council of the poor and weak, Had caused an enemy to bring His name reproachful to the King, That brought for noble deeds instead An offering on his aged head. There a...

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The playground of the Far East

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Life of Lucius Bunyan Compton, the mountaineer evangelist

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tyrol and the tyrolese the people and the land in their social sporting and

This Elibron Classics book is a facsimile reprint of a 1876 edition by Longmans, Green, and Co., London.

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