The Heroes of Young America

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Stanford, 1877 - 318 pages
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Page 269 - And though all the winds of doctrine were let loose to play upon the earth, so Truth be in the field, we do injuriously, by licensing and prohibiting, to misdoubt her strength. Let her and Falsehood grapple; who ever knew Truth put to the worse, in a free and open encounter?
Page 143 - It is a shameful and unblessed thing to take the scum of people and wicked condemned men to be the people with whom you plant; and not only so, but it spoileth the plantation; for they will ever live like rogues, and not fall to work, but be lazy, and do mischief, and spend victuals, and be quickly weary, and then certify over to their country to the discredit of the plantation.
Page 161 - ... his soldiers with him ; that upon no danger would send them where he would not lead them himself ; that would never see us want what he either had, or could by any means get us ; that would rather want than borrow, or starve than not pay ; that loved actions more than words, and hated falsehood and cozenage more than death ; whose adventures were our lives, and whose loss our deaths.
Page 91 - Not long after, early in a morning a great fire was made in a long house, and a mat spread on the one side, as on the other; on the one they caused him to sit, and all the guard went out of the house, and presently came skipping in a great grim fellow: all painted over with coal, mingled with oil, and many snakes
Page 143 - To the very moment that he bade me tell it; Wherein I spake of most disastrous chances, Of moving accidents by flood and field, Of hair-breadth 'scapes i' the imminent deadly breach, Of being taken by the insolent foe And sold to slavery...
Page 49 - We were entertained with all love and kindness, and with as much bounty (after their manner) as they could possibly devise. We found the people most gentle, loving, and faithful, void of all guile and treason, and such as live after the manner of the golden age.
Page 206 - ... 4. If any did unjustly war against him, we would aid him. If any did war against us, he should aid us. 5. He should send to his neighboring confederates to certify them of this, that they might not wrong us; but might be likewise comprised in the conditions of Peace. 6. That when their men came to...
Page 254 - Thou preparedst room before it, and didst cause it to take deep root, and it filled the land. 10 The hills were covered with the shadow of it, and the boughs thereof were like the goodly cedars.
Page 249 - THE place where we live is a wilderness wood, Where grass is much wanting that's fruitful and good: Our mountains and hills and our valleys below Being commonly...
Page 93 - Ceremony ; the meaning whereof they told him, was to know if he intended them well or no. The circle of meale signified their Country, the circles of corne the bounds of the Sea ; and the stickes his Country.

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