It rolls away from its source with so inconsiderable a current, that it appears unlikely to escape being dried up by the hot season, but soon receiving an increase from the Gemma, the Keltu, the Bransu, and other less rivers, it is of such a breadth in the plain of Boad, which is not above three days' journey from its source, that a ball shot from a musket will scarce fly from one bank to the other.
It was difficult, it was even impossible, to arrive at the source of the Nile by tracing its channel from the mouth; and all who ever attempted it, having been stopped by the cataracts, and imagining none that followed them could pass farther, have taken the liberty of entertaining us with their own fictions.
As the waters of New York flow either southerly into the Atlantic or northerly into Ontario and its outlet, Otsego Lake, being the source of the Susquehanna, is of necessity among its highest lands.
The Susquehanna, a narrow though rapid stream at its source, was much filled with “flood wood,” or fallen trees; and the troops adopted a novel expedient to facilitate their passage.
I do not despair of yet bringing about such a search, and it is a source
of deep grief to me that it has been delayed by the undeserved hostility and unwise incredulity of the family and friends of the late Judge Veigh.
Thompson was, no doubt, the first white man who descended the northern branch of the Columbia from so near its source.
The former is a river which has its source in a considerable lake about one hundred and fifty miles west of the point of junction.
Laws in violation of private contracts, as they amount to aggressions on the rights of those States whose citizens are injured by them, may be considered as another probable source
is not less a source
of frequent and intricate discussions, sufficiently denoting the indeterminate limits by which they are respectively circumscribed.
In other days, to seek the sources
of the Nile--fontes Nili quoerere--was regarded as a mad endeavor, a chimera that could not be realized.
With respect to critical difficulties and their solutions, the number and nature of the sources
from which they may be drawn may be thus exhibited.
Dan--Bashan--Lake Huleh-- the Sources
of Jordan--the Sea of Galilee.