This was John Day, a hunter from the backwoods
of Virginia, who had been several years on the Missouri in the service of Mr.
Perhaps there was a feeling of delicacy--a backwoods
etiquette which restrained them from following him to offer assistance; the court records, from which, mainly, this narrative is drawn, are silent as to anything but the fact.
"Be still, hog of the backwoods
! Chibun's your mahout for ten days.
"If it had not been for the cross old aunt, Rebecca would still have been at Sunnybrook; and from the standpoint of educational advantages, or indeed advantages of any sort, she might as well have been in the backwoods
," returned Adam.
He was hot on the French social systems, and talked of going to the Backwoods
to found a sort of Pythagorean community.
"You speak as if you were lost in the backwoods
," I said, laughing.
He need not cumber himself with a conventional nature and culture, nor ask what is the mode in Rome or in Paris, but that house and weather and manner of living which poverty and the fate of birth have made at once so odious and so dear, in the gray unpainted wood cabin, on the corner of a New Hampshire farm, or in the log-hut of the backwoods
, or in the narrow lodging where he has endured the constraints and seeming of a city poverty, will serve as well as any other condition as the symbol of a thought which pours itself indifferently through all.
Here, let's have a look at him;" and Phineas, who in the course of his hunting and backwoods
life had acquired some rude experience of surgery, kneeled down by the wounded man, and began a careful examination of his condition.
In the spring of the year, vast numbers of emigrants who have newly arrived from England or from Ireland, pass between Quebec and Montreal on their way to the backwoods
and new settlements of Canada.
And for Radney, though in his infancy he may have laid him down on the lone Nantucket beach, to nurse at his maternal sea; though in after life he had long followed our austere Atlantic and your contemplative Pacific; yet was he quite as vengeful and full of social quarrel as the backwoods
seaman, fresh from the latitudes of buck-horn handled Bowie-knives.
Mauss and Hughes's project "Magnetic Living" is a loose-knit cluster of found, gently manipulated, and patiently handcrafted objects and part-objects that hints at New Age mysticism, backwoods
totemics, and the time-killing hobbies of prisoners and the elderly.
Yet another gory horror for Halloween about two young couples who seek refuge in a house with a satanic, canabalistic family in the backwoods
of America after their car breaks down.