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From the Lower to the Upper River

Chapter 2 Chapter 4 From the Lower to the Upper River The party finally set sail up the Missouri River on Monday, May 21, 1804, but made only a few miles, owing to head winds. Fo…

Rivers

Miles in length. 2,578, the Nile, the longest river in Africa. 2,762, the Volga, the longest river in Europe. 3,314, the Yang-tze-Kiang, the longest river in Asia. 3,716, the Mississippi, t…

Ralph Waldo Emerson: The River

The RiverAnd I behold once more My old familiar haunts; here the blue river, The same blue wonder that my infant eye Admired, sage doubting whence the traveller came,— Whence brought his sunny…

Christina Rossetti: Twice

TwiceI took my heart in my hand (O my love, O my love), I said: Let me fall or stand, Let me live or die, But this once hear me speak— (O my love, O my love)— Yet a woman's words are wea…

Edgar Lee Masters: Spoon River Anthology

Spoon River AnthologyEdgar Lee MastersWashington McNeelyRich, honored by my fellow citizens, The father of many children, born of a noble mother, All raised there In the great mansion-house, a…

Ramee Samee

The conjurer who swallowed swords, and could twist himself into a knot as if he had neither bones nor joints. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894RamesesRambouil…

Red River

Red River. 1 River, 1,222 mi (1,967 km) long, southernmost of the large tributaries of the Mississippi River. It rises in two branches in the Texas Panhandle and flows SE between Texas and Oklahoma an…

The Longest River

The Question: What is the longest river in the world and how long is it and through what countries does it flow? The Answer: The Nile is the lon…

Joan Rivers

Name at birth: Joan Alexandra MolinskyIn its 2014 obituary of Joan Rivers, The New York Times called her "the raspy loudmouth who pounced on America’s obsessions with flab, face-lifts, body hair and o…

River Phoenix

Name at birth: River Jude Bottom23-year-old River Phoenix was an up-and-coming movie star when he died suddenly of drug-induced heart failure in 1993. His brief career was marked by critically-acclai…