The Bennett, Bently and Beers Families

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1899 - 50 pages
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Page 24 - Wyoming, which seems to have been founded by Nature, a perfect Indian Paradise. Game of every sort was abundant. The quail whistled in the meadow ; the pheasant rustled in its leafy covert ; the wild duck reared her brood and bent the reed in every inlet ; the red deer fed upon the hills ; while in the deep forests, within a few hours' walk, was found the stately elk.
Page 23 - ... sycamore, the elm, and more especially the black walnut, while here and there, scattered through the fields, a huge shellbark yields its summer shade to the weary laborers, and its autumn fruit to the black and gray squirrel, or the rival plow-boys.
Page 3 - The Bennetts were a little band of Freeboters, AD 896, in Saxony. have no doubt they robbed and plundered a good deal. They emigrated to France and settled on the river Loire, where they lived several hundred years. The family was Roman Catholic and later, of the Church of England." That the Scotch Bennett's statement is true, may readily be believed, for one thousand years ago Europe was given over to pillage, and the strong showed the weak no consideration. Perhaps the sturdy Bennett tribe owed...
Page 48 - To let the memory of these men die is injurious to posterity by depriving it of what might contribute to promote their steadiness to the principles we retain, even under hardships and severities.
Page 23 - ... unrivaled in expansive beauty, unsurpassed in luxuriant fertility. Though now generally cleared and cultivated, to protect the soil from floods a fringe of trees is left along each bank of the river — the sycamore, the elm, and more especially...
Page 39 - Master, sailing from Gravesend, County Kent. Knglaud. In common with other passengers, he took, before sailing, the usual oath of "Conformity to the Protestant religion and that he was no subsidy man.

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