The Early History of the Southern States: Virginia, North and South Carolina, and Georgia: Illustrated by Tales, Sketches, Anecdotes, and Adventures with Numerous Engravings (Google eBook)

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Key, Mielke and Biddle, 1832 - Southern States - 192 pages
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Page 83 - Towell to dry them: having feasted him after their best barbarous manner they could, a long consultation was held, but the conclusion was, two great stones were brought before Powhatan: then as many as could...
Page 74 - But when he demonstrated by that Globe-like Jewell, the roundnesse of the earth, and skies, the spheare of the Sunne, Moone, and Starres, and how the Sunne did chase the night round about the world continually ; the greatnesse of the Land and Sea, the diversitie of Nations, varietie of complexions, and how we were to them Antipodes, and many other such like matters, they all stood as amazed with admiration.
Page 64 - What toyle we had, with so small a power to guard our workemen adayes, watch all night, resist our enemies, and effect our businesse, to relade the ships, cut downe trees, and prepare the ground to plant our Corne, &c, I referre to the Readers consideration.
Page 86 - They say he bore a pleasant shew, But sure his heart was sad. For who can pleasant be, and rest, That lives in feare and dread. And having life suspected, doth It still suspected lead.
Page 168 - I have laid out the town, opposite to which is an island of very rich pasturage, which I think should be kept for the trustees cattle.
Page 94 - ... abundance of fish, lying so thick with their heads above the water, as for want of nets (our barge driving amongst them) we attempted to catch them with a frying pan: but we found it a bad instrument to catch fish with: neither better fish, more plenty, nor more variety for small fish, had any of us ever seen in any place so swimming in the water, but they are not to be caught with frying pans.
Page 174 - This day I see the majesty of your face, the greatness of your house, and the number of your people.
Page 174 - These are the feathers of the eagle, which is the swiftest of birds, and who flieth all round our nations. These feathers are a sign of peace in our land, and have been carried from town to town there ; and we have brought them over to leave with you, O great King, as a sign of everlasting peace. " 0 great King, whatsoever words you shall say unto me, I will tell faithfully to all the kings of the Creek nations.
Page 96 - ... in her hand; the next had in her hand a sword, another a club, another a pot-sticke; all horned alike: the rest every one with their severall devises.
Page 161 - However, before night, certain advice was brought that a ship of force was seen in Sewee Bay, and that a number of armed men had landed from her at that place. Upon examination of the prisoners, the governor found that the French expected a ship of war, with Mons. Arbuset their general and about two hundred men more to their assistance.

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