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Page 320 - The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger : But they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing.
Page 3 - Our realm for his better experience in martial affairs, and for the especial care that We have to do him good, in respect of his kindred that have served Us, some of them (as you know) near about Our person ; these are to require you that the leading of the said band may be committed to the said Rawley...
Page 237 - ... lawyers, for whom a technicality is everything, and a promiscuous company who at every stage of the battle have set their faces against Equal Rights; — these are his allies. It is the old troop of slavery, with a few recruits, ready as of old for violence — cunning in device and heartless in quibble. With the President at their head, they are now entrenched in the Executive Mansion. Not to dislodge them is to leave this country a prey to one of the most hateful tyrannies of history.
Page 16 - A farther confirmation of this we have from the Hatteras Indians, who either then lived on Ronoack island or much frequented it. These tell us that several of their ancestors were white people and could talk in a book...
Page 452 - independent of the Governour of Carolina." Hyde arrived in Virginia in August and reached North Carolina a few months later. His first legislature, March, 1711, was described by John Urmstone, as "a strange mixture of men of various opinions and inclinations; a few Churchmen, many Presbyterians, Independents, but most anythingarians — some out of principle, others out of hopes of power and authority in the Government to the end that they might Lord it over their Neighbours, all combined to act...
Page 18 - I cannot forbear inserting here a pleasant story that passes for an uncontested truth amongst the inhabitants of this place ; which is, that the ship which brought the first colonies does often appear amongst them, under sail, in a gallant posture, which they call Sir Walter Raleigh's ship.
Page 447 - One can not but regard with pride and sympathy the indomitable men, who, being conquered in war, yet resisted every effort of the conqueror to change their laws, their customs, or even the personnel of their ruling class; and this, too, not only with unyielding stubbornness, but with success. One...
Page 13 - Salvages feet of 2 or 3 sorts troaden the night, and as we entred up the sandy banke upon a tree, in the very browe thereof were curiously carved these faire Romane letters CRO: which letters presently we knew to signifie the place, where I should find the planters seated, according to a secret token agreed upon betweene them and me at my last departure from them...
Page 451 - Men are generally of all trades, and women the like within their spheres, except some who are the posterity of old planters, and have great numbers of slaves, who understand most handicraft. Men are generally carpenters, joiners, wheelwrights, coopers, butchers, tanners, shoemakers, tallow-chandlers, watermen, and what not; women, soap-makers, starch-makers, dyers, etc. He or she that cannot do all these things, or hath...