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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 380, June, 1847

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1847
Language: English
Wordcount: 84,419 / 252 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 59.7
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 543
Added to site: 2008.08.30
mnybks.net#: 21930
Genre: Periodical
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when huge inns will supersede the canopy of the skies, and down beds will make the memory of birch twigs and heather blossoms pass away, we give from authority the proceedings of an evening's rest, which the next generation will study with somewhat of the feeling of reading Tacitus De Moribus Germanorum.

As the sun approached his setting, every eye in the canoes, as they pulled along, was speculating on some dry and tolerably open spot on the shore. That once found, all were on shore in an instant. Then the axe was heard ringing among the trees, to prepare for the fires, and make room for the tents. In ten minutes, the tents were pitched, the fires blazing in front of each, and the supper preparing in all its diversities. The beds were next made, consisting of an oil-cloth laid on the ground, with blankets and a pillow; occasionally aided by great-coats, à discretion. The crews, drawing the canoes on shore, first made an inspection of their hurts during the day; and having done

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