Uplanddating com Free without email sex chat on internet
In attempting it the author has been actuated by an intense love for his native State, an absorbing interest in its history, and a fondness for etymological studies, particularly in the field of personal and local nomenclature.
The book is a modest effort in a comparatively new field of research.
The names of the States and Territories themselves form a chorus of sweet and most romantic vocables : Dela- ware, Ohio, Indiana, Florida, Dakota, Iowa, Wyoming, Minnesota, and the Carolinas ; there are few poems with a nobler music for the ear ; a songful, tuneful land ; and if the new Homer shall arise from the Western continent, his verse will be enriched, his pages sing spontaneously, with the names of states and cities that would strike the fancy in a business circular." — Robert Louis Stevenson : Across the Plains.
They may always be re- garded as records of the past, inviting and rewarding a careful historical interpretation. We may discover the dates at which the several settlements were founded ; we may assign to each of the nations of Europe its proper share in the work of colonization; and, lastly, we may recover the names of the adventurous captains who led their little bands of daring followers to conquer the wilderness from nature or from savage tribes." — Isaac Taylor : Words and Places.
HOWRY ESPENSHADE THE EVANGELICAL PRESS, HARRISBURQ, PENNSYLVANIA ^ CONCERNING AMERICAN NAMES **TOCAL names — whether they belong to provinces, %j cities, and villages, or are the designations of rivers or mountains — are never mere arbitrary sounds, devoid of meaning. By means of the names upon the map, we may trace the whole history of the successive stages by which the white men have spread themselves over the "Western world.
All times, races, and languages have brought their contribution.
"None can care for literature in itself who do not take a special pleasure in the sound of names ; and there is no part of the world where nomenclature is so rich, poetical, humorous, and picturesque, as the United States of America.
The author has endeavored to make his account of the naming of places more interesting by furnishing important geographical and historical facts about the places named, and brief biographical data about many of the distinguished men whose names are inseparably connected with the counties, cities, and boroughs of Pennsylvania.
PKEFACE PENNSYLVANIA PLACE NAMES is an historical com- mentary on the names of all the Pennsylvania counties, county seats, and towns with a population of five thousand or more, and on the most noteworthy village and township names.