Wood's New-England's Prospect (Google eBook)

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Society, 1865 - Indians of North America - 131 pages
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(p.105) - CHAP. XX. Of their women, their difpojitions, employments, ufage by their husbands, their apparell, and modefty. (p. 70) Of the Aberginians or Indians Northward. FIrft of their Stature, moft of them being betweene five or fix foote high, ftraight bodied, ftrongly com- pofed, fmooth skinned, merry countenanced, of complexion fomething more fwarthy than Spaniards, black hair'd, high foreheaded, blacke ey'd, out-nofed, broad fhouldred, brawny arm'd, long and flender handed, out brefted, fmall wafted, lanke bellied, well thighed, flat kneed, handfome growne leggs, and fmall feete: In a word, take them when the blood briskes in their veines, when the flefh is on their backs, and marrow in their bones, when they frolick in their antique deportments and Indian poftures; and they are more amiable to behold (though onely in Adams livery) than many a compounded phantafticke in the neweft fafhion. 

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Page xx - From oppreffion the ftrength of the colonies made no addition to, but rather weakned the ftrength of the republic; hence it was that the provinces looked upon the lofs of the liberty of Rome as the epocha of their own freedom.
Page 108 - For their carriage it is very civill, smiles being the greatest grace of their mirth; their musick is lullabies to quiet their children, who generally are as quiet as if they had neither spleene or lungs. To heare one of these Indians unseene, a good eare might easily mistake their untaught voyce for the warbling of a well tuned instrument. Such command have they of their voices.
Page 17 - Chesnuts coated rough, The lasting Cedar, with the Walnut tough : The rozin dropping Firre for masts in use, The boatmen seeke for Oares light...
Page 107 - In the Summer these Indian women when Lobsters be in their plenty and prime, they drie them to keepe for Winter, erecting scaffolds in the hot sun-shine, making fires likewise underneath them, by whose smoake the flies are expelled, till the substance remain hard and drie.
Page 109 - Engli/h woman betakes her to her armes which are the warlike Ladle, and the fcalding liquors, threatning bliftering to the naked runnaway, who is foone expelled by fuch liquid comminations. In a word to conclude this womans...
Page 38 - Netts, which ftop in the fifh; and the water ebbing from them they are left on the dry ground, fometimes two or three thoufand at a fet, which are falted up againft winter, or diftributed to fuch as have prefent occafion either to fpend them in their houfes, or ufe them for their ground. The Herrings be much like them that be caught on the Engli/h coafts.
Page 7 - ... and in mind much better: For a mad man to hit home through the unbeaten woods, was strange ; but to live without meat or drink in the deep of winter, stranger; and yet return...
Page 20 - The Cherrie trees yeeld great store of Cherries, which grow on clusters like grapes; they be much smaller than our English cherries, nothing neare so good if they be not very ripe: they so furre the mouth that the tongue will cleave to the roofe, and the throate wax horse with swallowing those red Bullies (as I may call them,) being little better in taste.
Page 8 - Corne, it is refrefht with the nightly dewes, till it grow vp to fhade his roots with his owne fubftance from the parching Sunne. In former times the Raine came feldome, but very violently, continuing his drops, (which were great and many) fometimes foure and twenty houres together; fometimes eight and fourty, which watered the ground for a long time after; but of late the Seafons be much altered, the raine comming oftner, but more moderately, with lefle thunder and lightnings, and fuddaine gufts...
Page 106 - ... dwellings, that when there is good fires, they are not able to stand upright, but lie all along under the...

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