Reminiscences of Thirty Years' Residence in New South Wales and Victoria: With a Supplementary Chapter on Transportation and the Ticket-of-leave System

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S. Low, Son, and Company, 1863 - Australia - 514 pages
Reminiscences of thirty years' residence in New South Wales and Victoria : with a supplementary chapter on transportation and the ticket-of-leave system.

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Page 10 - Young man, there is America, which at this day serves for little more than to amuse you with stories of savage men, and uncouth manners; yet shall, before you taste of death, show itself equal to the whole of that commerce which now attracts the envy of the world.
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Page 158 - These selections are offered, not as a substitute for the Sacred Volume itself, but as an introduction to it, in the hope of their leading to a more general and more profitable perusal of the Word of God.
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