She had expelled her rival totally from the continent
, over which, bounding herself by the Mississippi, she was thenceforth to hold divided empire only with Spain.
If, on the contrary, Britain had been situated on the continent
, and had been compelled, as she would have been, by that situation, to make her military establishments at home coextensive with those of the other great powers of Europe, she, like them, would in all probability be, at this day, a victim to the absolute power of a single man.
As early as 1763, shortly after the acquisition of the Canadas by Great Britain, Captain Jonathan Carver, who had been in the British provincial army, projected a journey across the continent
between the forty-third and forty-sixth degrees of northern latitude to the shores of -the Pacific Ocean.
And, too, these legends always held forth the hope that some day that nameless continent
from which their race had sprung, would rise once more out of the sea and with slaves at the long sweeps would send her carven, gold-picked galleys forth to succor the long-exiled colonists.
He wrote tragedies, metrical romances, lyrics, and everything that he wrote was read--not only at home, but on the Continent
I suggested that we cross the Channel and ascertain if we could not discover a more enlightened and civilized people upon the continent
I want to know," she said, "why you troubled yourself to make your inquiries on the Continent
But we may thus greatly deceive ourselves, for to ascertain whether a small isolated area, or a large open area like a continent
, has been most favourable for the production of new organic forms, we ought to make the comparison within equal times; and this we are incapable of doing.
In the southern part of the continent
, where the western gales, charged with moisture from the Pacific, prevail, every island on the broken west coast, from lat.
Gradually trade with the Continent
, also, was reestablished and grew; but perhaps the most important humanizing influence was the reintroduction of Christianity.
But my husband"--her voice softened, the chill increased--"has very little faith in the Continent
, and our children have all taken after him.
He spoke disrespectfully of the equator, he skipped from continent
, he derided the zones, he mopped up the high seas with his napkin.
These are continent
, to be sure: but doggish lust looketh enviously out of all that they do.
Crawley made an expedition into England, leaving behind her her little son upon the continent
, under the care of her French maid.
And meet it is, that over these sea-pastures, wide-rolling watery prairies and Potters' Fields of all four continents
, the waves should rise and fall, and ebb and flow unceasingly; for here, millions of mixed shades and shadows, drowned dreams, somnambulisms, reveries; all that we call lives and souls, lie dreaming, dreaming, still; tossing like slumberers in their beds; the ever-rolling waves but made so by their restlessness.