I now live in peace and safety, enjoying the sweets of liberty, and the bounties of Providence, with my once fellow-sufferers, in this delightful country, which I have seen purchased with a vast
expence of blood and treasure, delighting in the prospect of its being, in a short time, one of the most opulent and powerful states on the continent of North- America; which, with the love and gratitude of my country-men, I esteem a sufficient reward for all my toil and dangers.
For, not only had his son and heir come into immediate enjoyment of a rich estate, but there was a claim through an Indian deed, confirmed by a subsequent grant of the General Court, to a vast
and as yet unexplored and unmeasured tract of Eastern lands.
regions we have little knowledge of: they are inhabited by nations entirely different from the Abyssins; their hair is like that of the other blacks, short and curled.
It is even probable that a sixth current existed at one time or another in the Northern Indian Ocean, when the Caspian and Aral Seas formed but one vast
sheet of water.
Between this and the railway extended vast
plains, plentifully irrigated.
Its evil eyes were wriggling on their stalks, its mouth was all alive with appetite, and its vast
ungainly claws, smeared with an algal slime, were descending upon me.
Before him rose a grotesque mass of rocks, that resembled nothing so much as a vast
fire petrified at the moment of its most fervent combustion.
It was a happy lot for children to grow up to manhood or womanhood with the Great Stone Face before their eyes, for all the features were noble, and the expression was at once grand and sweet, as if it were the glow of a vast
, warm heart, that embraced all mankind in its affections, and had room for more.
A totally different class has now sprung up:--"the Mountaineers," the traders and trappers that scale the vast
mountain chains, and pursue their hazardous vocations amidst their wild recesses.
The docks down the river, abreast of Woolwich, are imposing by their proportions and the vast
scale of the ugliness that forms their surroundings - ugliness so picturesque as to become a delight to the eye.
When Hetty had caught sight of the vast
crowd in the distance, she had clutched Dinah convulsively.
It was a region almost as vast
and trackless as the ocean, and, at the time of which we treat, but little known, excepting through the vague accounts of Indian hunters.