A narrative of the Indian and civil wars in Virginia: in the years 1675 and 1676 (Google eBook)

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Printed by J. Eliot, 1814 - Bacon's Rebellion, 1676 - 51 pages
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Page 32 - Their heartless hearts, nor arms, nor strength could touch. Who now must heal those wounds, or stop that blood The heathen made, and drew into a flood? Who is 't must plead our cause? Nor trump, nor drum, Nor deputations; these, alas, are dumb, And cannot speak.
Page 33 - Ceaser he was Friend or Foe ? Pox take such Ignorance, do you not know? Can he be Friend to Ceaser, that shall bring The Arms of Hell, to fight against the King ? (Treason, Rebellion) then what reason have...
Page 32 - Death, why so cruel? What! No other way To manifest thy spleen, but thus to slay Our hopes of safety, liberty, our all, Which, through thy tyranny, with him must fall To its late chaos? Had thy rigid force Been dealt by retail, and not thus in gross, Grief had been silent. Now we must complain, Since thou, in him, hast more than thousand slain, Whose lives and safeties did so much depend On him their life, with him their lives must end.
Page 44 - Ingram, as proffer'd by Bristow, Ingram Swareing the newest Oath in fashion, that he would be the Man; and so advanceth on foot, with sword and Pistell, against Bristow ; but was fetch'd back by his owne men, as douteing the justness of there cause, or in Consideration of the desparety that was betwene the two Antagonists.
Page 32 - Grief e had bin silent : Now wee must complaine Since thou, in him, hast more then thousand slane Whose lives and safetys did so much depend On him there lif, with him there lives must end.
Page 32 - Who is it must plead our cause? Nor trump nor drum Nor Deputations; these, alas! are dumb And cannot speak. Our arms (though ne'er so strong) Will want the aid of his commanding tongue, Which conquered more than Caesar.
Page 30 - Card ; telling off him that it was his place to preach in the church, not in the camp : In the first he might say what he pleased, but in the last, he was to say no more than what should please him ; unless he could fight to better purpose then he could preach.
Page 33 - In deserved measures, until Time shall bring Truth crowned with freedom, and from danger free; To sound his praises to posterity. Here let him rest ; while we this truth report, He's gone from hence unto a higher court, To plead his cause, where he by this doth know Whether to Caesar he was friend or foe.
Page 26 - This action was a method in war that they were not well acquainted with (no, not those the best informed in military affairs), that before they could come to pierce their enemies...
Page 21 - ... to those who were debard the same; since both subscribed the ingagement as it stood in the letter, not as it was in the meaneing of the subscriber.

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