Charles Montgomery Skinner It is unthinkingly said and often, that America is not old enough to have developed a legendary era, for such an era grows backward as a nation grows forward. No little of the charm of European travel is ascribed to the glamour that history and fable have flung around old churches, castles, and the favored haunts of tourists, and the Rhine and Hudson are frequently compared, to the prejudice of the latter, not because its scenery lacks in loveliness or grandeur, but that its beauty has not been humanized by love of chivalry or faerie, as that of the older stream has been. Yet the record of our country's progress is of deep import, and as time goes on the figures seen against the morning twilight of our history will rise to more commanding stature, and the mists of legend will invest them with a softness or glory that shall make reverence for them spontaneous and deep. Washington hurling the stone across the Potomac may live as the Siegfried of some Western saga, and Franklin invoking the lightnings may be the Loki of our mythology. The bibliography of American legends is slight, and these tales have been gathered from sources the most diverse: records, histories, newspapers, magazines, oral narrative in every case reconstructed. The pursuit of them has been so long that a claim may be set forth for some measure of completeness.
Charles Montgomery Skinner In 1786 a little building stood at North Bend, Ohio, near the junction of the Miami and Ohio Rivers, from which building the stars and stripes were flying. It was one of a series of blockhouses built for the protecting of cleared land while the settlers were coming in, yet it was a trading station rather than a fort, for the attitude of government toward the red men was pacific. The French of the Mississippi Valley were not reconciled, however, to the extension of power by a Saxon people, and the English in Canada were equally jealous of the prosperity of those provinces they had so lately lost. Both French and English had emissaries among the Shawnees when it had become known that the United States intended to negotiate a treaty with them.
Charles Montgomery Skinner The four men did return, however and lived by themselves amid the woods of Saugus the gossips reporting that a beautiful woman had been seen in their company the mistress of the pirate chief for of course the mysterious quartette had followed the trade of robbery on the high seas.
Charles Montgomery Skinner This is a collection of tales from the region around the Delaware in the US. Most of them are concerned with the American Revolution (and George Washington), although there are a few that are from American Indian sources.
Charles Montgomery Skinner This book contains various myths and legends from the Pacific slope part of the U. S. The stories range from traditional American Indian tales to ones the settlers came up with, and also some tales where the two come into contact and conflict.
Charles Montgomery Skinner This is a literature book. They dragged him back to the rock where father and husband were be wailing the maid's untimely fate. A pile of fagots was heaped within a few feet of the precipice edge, and tying their captive on them, they applied the torch, dancing about with cries of exultation as the shrieks of the wretch echoed from the cliffs. The dead girl was buried by the mourning tribe, while the ashes of Norsereddin were left to be blown abroad. On the day of his revenge Shandaken left his ancient dwelling-place, and his camp-fires never glimmered afterward on the front of Ontiora.
Charles Montgomery Skinner Somewhere anywhere in the Atlantic, islands drifted like those tissues of root and sedge that break from the edges of northern lakes and are sent to and fro by the gales: floating islands. The little rafts bearing that name are thick enough to nourish trees, and a man or a deer may walk on them without breaking through. Far different were those wandering Edens of the sea, for they had mountains, volcanoes, cities, and gardens; men of might and women lovelier than the dawn lived there in brotherly and sisterly esteem; birds as bright as flowers, and with throats like flutes, peopled the groves, where luscious fruit hung ready for the gathering, and the very skies above these places of enchantment were more serene and deep than those of the storm-swept continents. Where the surges creamed against the coral beaches and cliffs of jasper and marble, the mer-people arose to view and called to the land men in song, while the fish in the shallows were like wisps of rainbow.
Charles Montgomery Skinner In this fascinating little book, philologist Charles Skinner reminds us that the vegetable world has changed little in 3,000 years. The marks and colors that explain some of our beliefs are still impressed on the leaves and petals of plants. From ancient superstitions and traditional customs we often take for granted to herbal remedies and children’s games, this volume contains a colorful and informative account of the ethos of the plant world. Explore the relationship between the flora and the fauna and learn how the plant world gives definition and meaning to man’s existence.
Charles Montgomery Skinner This volumes contains a compilation of American myths and legends, including the story of Captain Smith and Pocahontas, the ride of General Putnam, the lore of Southern negroes and more.
Charles Montgomery Skinner Myths and Legends of Our Own Land
Charles Montgomery Skinner, american writer (1852-1907)
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
-01- ABOUT THIS BOOK
-03- VOLUME I. THE HUDSON AND ITS HILLS
-04- VOLUME II. THE ISLE OF MANHATTOES AND NEARBY
-05- VOLUME III. ON AND NEAR THE DELAWARE
-06- VOLUME IV. TALES OF PURITAN LAND
-07- VOLUME V. THE WHITE MOUNTAINS
-08- VOLUME VI. MARTHA'S VINEYARD AND NANTUCKET
-09- VOLUME VII. BLOCK ISLAND AND THE PALATINE
-10- VOLUME VIII. LIGHTS AND SHADOWS OF THE SOUTH
-11- VOLUME IX. THE CENRAL STATES AND THE GREAT LAKES
-12- VOLUME X. ALONG THE ROCKY RANGE
-13- VOLUME XI. ON THE PACIFIC COAST
-14- VOLUME XII. AS TO BURIED RICHES
-15- VOLUME XIII. STORIED WATERS, CLIFFS AND MOUNTAINS
Charles Montgomery Skinner «Charles Montgomery Skinner (15 March 1852 – 1907) was an American writer and traveler, mostly known as a collector and rewriter of North American folklore. He published collections of myths, legends, histories and oral narrative found inside the United States and across the world. In Skinner's own words, his writer’s task consists in saving the folk traditions endangered by the age of America’s progress.
Published in 1896, “The White Mountains” is a tale about Agiochooks – the highest peak in the Northeastern America we now call Washington. The Seat of God, as it called Indians, the place is considered cursed. No enterprise was successful here: hostelry and inns burned, and the residents were permanently ill. As per the legend, many years ago a dying Indian cursed all the 'pale-face' swearing that none of them would live upon that place…
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