Yet if they who endeavoured with so much ardour to discover the spring of this river had landed at Mazna on the coast of the Red Sea, and marched a little more to the south than the south-west, they might perhaps have gratified their curiosity at less expense, and in about twenty days might have enjoyed the desired sight of the sources
of the Nile.
One brigade ascended the Mohawk until it reached the point nearest to the sources
of the Susquehanna, whence it cut a lane through the forest to the head of the Otsego.
Knowing his astronomy, he thus gained a reprieve of nearly nine months; and he was confident that within that time he would either be dead or escaped to the coast with full knowledge of the Red One and of the source
of the Red One's wonderful voice.
This method, from the time I had begun to apply it, had been to me the source
of satisfaction so intense as to lead me to, believe that more perfect or more innocent could not be enjoyed in this life; and as by its means I daily discovered truths that appeared to me of some importance, and of which other men were generally ignorant, the gratification thence arising so occupied my mind that I was wholly indifferent to every other object.
of blessedness is not without us but within.
Casaubon's questions about himself, he replied that the source
of the illness was the common error of intellectual men--a too eager and monotonous application: the remedy was, to be satisfied with moderate work, and to seek variety of relaxation.
He suddenly felt that the very thing that was the source
of his sufferings had become the source
of his spiritual joy; that what had seemed insoluble while he was judging, blaming, and hating, had become clear and simple when he forgave and loved.
In other days, to seek the sources
of the Nile--fontes Nili quoerere--was regarded as a mad endeavor, a chimera that could not be realized.
With respect to critical difficulties and their solutions, the number and nature of the sources
from which they may be drawn may be thus exhibited.
Dan--Bashan--Lake Huleh-- the Sources
of Jordan--the Sea of Galilee.
And to conclude, when we shall have briefly gone through everything that is necessary, we will endeavour to point out the sources
of corruption, and stability, in government, as well those which are common to all as those which are peculiar to each state, and from what causes they chiefly arise.
There were similar fortifications on Lake Ontario, and near the great Falls of Niagara, and at the sources
of the Ohio River.