A Collection of Essays and Fugitiv Writings: On Moral, Historical, Political and Literary Subjects (Google eBook)

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Printed at Boston, for the author, by I. Thomas and E.T. Andrews, 1790 - Humanities - 414 pages
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Page 208 - ... without any instructions or inquiry, and having staid about it for some time, with expressions which were construed to be those of sorrow, they returned to the high road, which they had left about half a dozen miles to pay this visit, and pursued their journey.
Page 207 - This passed about three feet from its centre, was opened to the former surface of the earth, and was wide enough for a man to walk through and examine its sides. At the bottom, that is, on the level of the circumjacent plain, I found bones; above these a few stones brought from a cliff a quarter of a mile off...
Page 208 - ... and spread in width, by the plough, and will probably disappear in time. There is another on a hill in the Blue Ridge of mountains, a few miles north of Wood's gap, which is made up of small stones thrown together. This has been opened and found to contain human bones, as the others do. There are also many others in other parts of the country.
Page 313 - Natural allegiance is therefore a debt of gratitude, which cannot be forfeited, cancelled, or altered, by any change of time, place, or circumstance, nor by any thing but the united concurrence of the legislature.
Page 208 - Appearances certainly indicate that it has derived both origin and growth from the accustomary collection of bones, and deposition of them together ; that the first collection had been deposited on the common surface of the earth, a few stones put over it, and then a covering of earth, that the second had been laid on...
Page 191 - Induftry likewife had fuffered by the flood of money •Which had deluged the States. The prices of produce had rifen in proportion to the quantity of money in circulation, and the demand for the commodities of the Country. This made the acquifition of money eafy, and indolence and luxury, with their train of defolating confequences, fpread themfelves among all defcriptions of people.
Page 206 - I first dug superficially in several parts of it, and came to collections of human bones, at different depths, from six inches to three feet below the surface.
Page 173 - British army left Philadelphia, and marched for New York. On their march they were annoyed by the Americans; and at Monmouth a very regular action took place between part of the armies; the enemy was repulsed with great loss; and had General Lee obeyed his orders, a signal victory must have been obtained.
Page 208 - ... both origin and growth from the accustomary collection of bones, and deposition of them together ; that the first collection had been deposited on the common surface of the earth, a few stones put over it, and then a covering of earth, that the second had been laid on this, had covered more or less of it in proportion to the number of bones, and was then also covered with earth ; and so on.
Page 206 - It was of a spheroidical form, of about 40 feet diameter at the base, and had been of about twelve feet altitude, though now reduced by the plough to seven and a half, having been under cultivation about a dozen years. Before this it was covered with trees of twelve inches diameter, and round the base was an excavation of five feet depth and width, from whence the earth had been taken of which the hillock was formed.

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