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#1. The growth of New England was a result of the aggregate efforts of a busy multitude, each in his narrow circle toiling for himself, to gather competence or wealth. The expansion of New France was the achievement of a gigantic ambition striving to grasp a continent. It was a vain attempt. - Author: Francis Parkman
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#2. We were now arrived at the close of our solitary journeyings along the St. Joseph's trail. - Author: Francis Parkman
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#3. Versailles was a gulf into which the labor of France poured its earnings; and it was never full. - Author: Francis Parkman
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#4. Riding in advance, we passed over one of these great plains; we looked back and saw the line of scattered horsemen stretching for a mile or more; and far in the rear against the horizon, the white wagons creeping slowly along. - Author: Francis Parkman
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#5. A few hours' ride brought us to the banks of the river Kansas. - Author: Francis Parkman
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#6. America was still a land of wonder. The ancient spell still hung unbroken over the wild, vast world of mystery beyond the sea,-a land of romance, adventure, and gold. - Author: Francis Parkman
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#7. We were soon free of the woods and bushes, and fairly upon the broad prairie. - Author: Francis Parkman
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#8. America, when it became known to Europeans, was, as it had long been, a scene of wide-spread revolution. - Author: Francis Parkman
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#9. We were in all four men with eight animals; for besides the spare horses led by Shaw and myself, an additional mule was driven along with us as a reserve in case of accident. - Author: Francis Parkman
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#10. Faithfulness to the truth of history involves far more than research, however patient and scrupulous, into special facts. The narrator must seek to imbue himself with the life and spirit of the time. - Author: Francis Parkman
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#11. We were now, as I before mentioned, upon this St. Joseph's trail. It was evident, by the traces, that large parties were a few days in advance of us; and as we too supposed them to be Mormons, we had some apprehension of interruption. - Author: Francis Parkman
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#12. The most momentous and far-reaching question ever brought to issue on this continent was: Shall France remain here, or shall she not? - Author: Francis Parkman
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#13. In one point the plan was fatally defective, since it involved the deadly enmity of a race whose character and whose power were as yet but ill understood,
the fiercest, boldest, most politic, and most ambitious savages to whom the American forest has ever given birth. - Author: Francis Parkman
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#14. Many of the Iroquois and Huron houses were of similar construction, the partitions being at the sides only, leaving a wide passage down the middle of the house. - Author: Francis Parkman
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#15. The reader need not be told that John Bull never leaves home without encumbering himself with the greatest possible load of luggage. Our companions were no exception to the rule. - Author: Francis Parkman
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#16. Fort Leavenworth is in fact no fort, being without defensive works, except two block-houses. - Author: Francis Parkman
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#17. The great medley of Oregon and California emigrants, at their camps around Independence, had heard reports that several additional parties were on the point of setting out from St. Joseph's farther to the northward. - Author: Francis Parkman
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#18. Art, industry, and commerce, so long crushed and overborne, were stirring into renewed life, and a crowd of adventurous men, nurtured in war and incapable of repose, must seek employment for their restless energies in fields of peaceful enterprise. - Author: Francis Parkman
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#19. Crossing the Penobscot, one found a visible descent in the scale of humanity. - Author: Francis Parkman
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#20. Humanity, morality, decency, might be forgotten, but codfish must still be had for the use of the faithful in Lent and on fast days. - Author: Francis Parkman
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#21. Four men are missing; R., Sorel and two emigrants. They set out this morning after buffalo, and have not yet made their appearance; whether killed or lost, we cannot tell. - Author: Francis Parkman
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#22. Early on the next morning we reached Kansas, about five hundred miles from the mouth of the Missouri. - Author: Francis Parkman
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#23. Spanish civilization crushed the Indian. English civilization scorned and neglected him. French civilization embraced and cherished him. - Author: Francis Parkman
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#24. Our New England climate is mild and equable compared with that of the Platte. - Author: Francis Parkman
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#25. A military road led from this point to Fort Leavenworth, and for many miles the farms and cabins of the Delawares were scattered at short intervals on either hand. - Author: Francis Parkman
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#26. Here society is reduced to its original elements, the whole fabric of art and conventionality is struck rudely to pieces, and men find themselves suddenly brought back to the wants and resources of their original natures. - Author: Francis Parkman
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#27. The fortified towns of the Hurons were all on the side exposed to Iroquois incursions. - Author: Francis Parkman
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#28. In the middle of the sixteenth century, Spain was the incubus of Europe. Gloomy and portentous, she chilled the world with her baneful shadow. - Author: Francis Parkman
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#29. France built its best colony on a principle of exclusion, and failed; England reversed the system, and succeeded. - Author: Francis Parkman
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#30. Not a breath of air stirred over the free and open prairie; the clouds were like light piles of cotton; and where the blue sky was visible, it wore a hazy and languid aspect. - Author: Francis Parkman
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#31. It was a rich and gorgeous sunset - an American sunset; and the ruddy glow of the sky was reflected from some extensive pools of water among the shadowy copses in the meadow below. - Author: Francis Parkman
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