Ecclesiastical reminiscences of the United States

Paperback | July 8, 2012

byEdward Waylen

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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. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ...to these reflections, for Bristol appears in sight. Few places are so beautifully situated, and surrounded by so many charming scenes as this thriving town. It stands on the bank of the river, commanding an extensive prospect of the swelling stream and its verdant sides, with Burlington on the opposite shore. St. James's church, belongs to a parish of early foundation, at present under the pastoral care of Mr. Perkins. The " episcopalians" here are a numerous and influential body. I made several subsequent visits to Bristol; and shortly before leaving the country formed a very agreeable acquaintance with a clergyman named Johnson of this place, now settled in Maryland. At the sudden bend of the river, nine or ten miles beyond Bristol, we crossed the broad Delaware by a substantial bridge of five arches, resting on stone piers and abutments; which brings us into New Jersey, some of whose characteristics and principal localities I shall describe in a future chapter. CHAPTER XLI. THE HUDSON. Tia night--a calm, clear, silvery night, And hill and vale, and wooded height, Beneath the moonbeams sleep, And silence in the haunts of men, In village gay, and lovely glen, Doth peaceful vigils keep! All quietly we swiftly glide Above I!,v gentle murmuring tide. Oh! bright and beauteous stream! Yet still I stand with swelling breast, And eyes that cannot close in rest, And gaze where dimly in the west, Catskill, thy mountains, gleam! It seems a dream--a vision fair, That I have breathed thy pure free air, And scaled thy lofty brow, The snowy clouds beneath my feet, Thrown as a veil, a radiant sheet, O'er all the world below; Or, floating by, like thrones of light, Revealing to my raptured sight, Scenes such as fancy loves; While from that distant, lower...

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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. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ...to these reflections, for Bristol appears in sight. Few places are so beautifully situated, and surrounded by so many c...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:148 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.32 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217708455

ISBN - 13:9780217708456

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