Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Volume 7 (Google eBook)

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State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1876 - Wisconsin
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Page 29 - The Text formed from a new collation of the Early Editions, to which are added all the Original Novels and Tales on which the Plays are founded...
Page 155 - Englishman, you know that the French King is our father. He promised to be such; and we, in return, promised to be his children. This promise we have kept. "'Englishman, it is you that have made war with this our father. You are his enemy; and how, then, could you have the boldness to venture among us, his children? You know that his enemies are ours. "'Englishman, we are informed that our father, the King of France, is old and infirm; and that, being fatigued with making war upon your nation, he...
Page 155 - Englishman, although you have conquered the French, you have not yet conquered us. We are not your slaves. These lakes, these woods and mountains, were left to us by our ancestors. They are our inheritance ; and we will part with them to none.
Page 95 - What can be more palpably absurd and ridiculous than the prospect held out of locomotives travelling twice as fa-st as stage - coaches ! We would as soon expect the people of Woolwich to suffer themselves to be fired off upon one of Congreve's ricochet rockets, as trust themselves to the mercy of such a machine going at such a rate.
Page 93 - Hers was the first dry land lifted out of the waters, hers the first shore washed by the ocean that enveloped all the earth beside; and while Europe was represented only by islands rising here and there above the sea, America already stretched an unbroken line of land from Nova Scotia to the Far West...
Page 415 - This celebrated Indian chief, whose portrait appears in this work, deserves more than a passing notice. Although Shabbona was not so conspicuous as Tecumseh or Black Hawk, yet in point of merit he was superior to either of them. Shabbona was born at an Indian village on the Kankakee River, now in Will County, about the year 1775. While young he was made chief of the band, and went to Shabbona Grove, now DeKalb County, where they were found in the early settlement of the county.
Page 95 - Methought I saw a thousand fearful wrecks ; A thousand men that fishes gnawed upon ; Wedges of gold, great anchors, heaps of pearL Inestimable stones, unvalued jewels, All scattered in the bottom of the sea.
Page 47 - Hist, of the Rise and Progress of the Arts of Design in the US, 2 vols. ; Geological Survey and Organic Remains of Canada, 9 vols.; De Rivers and Tschudi's Peruvian Antiquities, 3 vols.; Delafield's Inquiry into the Origin of American Antiquities, 1839, 4to; Butterfield's Hist, of Crawford's Campaign; Field's Essay on Indian Bibliography; concluding vols., 9 and 10, of Bancroft's Hist, of the United States; Colonial Records of Virginia, 1619-80; Vestry Book of Henrico Parish, Va., 1730-73, and St....
Page 155 - Englishman ! Although you have conquered the French, you have not yet conquered us ! We are not your slaves ! These lakes, these woods, these mountains, were left to us by our ancestors. They are our inheritance, and we will part with them to none. Your nation supposes that we, like the white people, cannot live without bread, and pork, and beef. But you ought to know that He, the Great Spirit and Master of Life, has provided food for us upon these broad lakes and in these mountains.
Page 205 - In a credit of six hundred skins, if the trader gets three hundred in return for his goods, he considers himself recompensed. He frequently does not obtain even this proportion. The articles received from the Indians are sugar, rice, and skins. A mocock of sugar, weighing about forty pounds, is received for four skins; a sack of rice, two skins...

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