If it's written by a man, I beg to inform him that he knows nothing about it." She handed me back the tract, and opened the door.
I sat down in the hall to wait for my answer--and, having always a few tracts in my bag, I selected one which proved to be quite providentially applicable to the person who answered the door.
The river had stolen from the higher tracts
and brought in particles to the vale all this horizontal land; and now, exhausted, aged, and attenuated, lay serpentining along through the midst of its former spoils.
He thought that the Russian people whose task it was to colonize and cultivate vast tracts
of unoccupied land, consciously adhered, till all their land was occupied, to the methods suitable to their purpose, and that their methods were by no means so bad as was generally supposed.
He was buried in the very same tract
of ground where he had intended to build a dwelling for Lady Arbella and himself.
His day was passed pleasantly in traversing a beautiful tract
, making botanical and geological researches, and observing the habits of an extensive village of prairie dogs, at which he made several ineffectual shots, without considering the risk he ran of attracting the attention of any savages that might be lurking in the neighborhood.
At her own home, both at Southdown and at Trottermore Castle, this tall and awful missionary of the truth rode about the country in her barouche with outriders, launched packets of tracts
among the cottagers and tenants, and would order Gaffer Jones to be converted, as she would order Goody Hicks to take a James's powder, without appeal, resistance, or benefit of clergy.
Whereupon I was at much pains to describe to him the use of money, the materials it was made of, and the value of the metals; "that when a YAHOO had got a great store of this precious substance, he was able to purchase whatever he had a mind to; the finest clothing, the noblest houses, great tracts
of land, the most costly meats and drinks, and have his choice of the most beautiful females.
It is a part of the great desert of Snake River, one of the most remarkable tracts
beyond the mountains.
The friend of Marmaduke was his only child; and to this son, on his marriage with a lady to whom the father was particularly partial, the Major gave a complete conveyance of his whole estate, consisting of money in the funds, a town and country residence, sundry valuable farms in the old parts of the colony, and large tracts
of wild land in the new—in this manner throwing himself upon the filial piety of his child for his own future maintenance.
The endurance of each species and group of species is continuous in time; for the exceptions to the rule are so few, that they may fairly be attributed to our not having as yet discovered in an intermediate deposit the forms which are therein absent, but which occur above and below: so in space, it certainly is the general rule that the area inhabited by a single species, or by a group of species, is continuous; and the exceptions, which are not rare, may, as I have attempted to show, be accounted for by migration at some former period under different conditions or by occasional means of transport, and by the species having become extinct in the intermediate tracts
. Both in time and space, species and groups of species have their points of maximum development.
'And will she go about in a plain shawl, and a large straw bonnet, carrying tracts
and bone soup to her husband's poor parishioners?'