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.
One brigade ascended the Mohawk until it reached the point nearest to the sources of the Susquehanna, whence it cut a lane through the forest to the head of the Otsego.
We can clearly see why all the inhabitants of an archipelago, though specifically distinct on the several islets, should be closely related to each other, and likewise be related, but less closely, to those of the nearest continent or other source
whence immigrants were probably derived.
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
. Lewis and Clarke struck the main body of the river at the forks, about four hundred miles from its mouth.
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
The jurisdiction of her several courts, general and local, of law, of equity, of admiralty, etc., 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.