The History of Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, from the Settlement of the Town in 1639 to 1818: 1639-1700

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Page 148 - The house-dog on his paws outspread Laid to the fire his drowsy head, The cat's dark silhouette on the wall A couchant tiger's seemed to fall; And, for the winter fireside meet, Between the andirons...
Page 281 - Now Elisha was fallen sick of his sickness whereof he died. And Joash the king of Israel came down unto him, and wept over his face, and said, O my father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof.
Page v - Labor is health ! Lo! the husbandman reaping, How through his veins goes the life-current leaping! How his strong arm in its stalwart pride sweeping, True as a sunbeam the swift sickle guides...
Page 31 - Further, the Lord hath been pleased to turn all the wigwams, huts, and hovels the English dwelt in at their first coming, into orderly, fair, and well-built houses, well furnished many of them, together with Orchards filled with goodly fruit trees, and gardens with variety of flowers...
Page 305 - Cotton preached, and delivered this doctrine, that a magistrate ought not to be turned into the condition of a private man without just cause, and to be publicly convict, no more than the magistrates may not turn a private man out of his freehold, etc., without like public trial, etc.
Page xii - ... much wearied with hard travel, keeping great silence, supposing we were very near the fort, as our Indians informed us; which proved otherwise. The rocks were our pillows; yet rest was pleasant.
Page xiii - God was above them, who laughed his Enemies and the Enemies of His People to Scorn, making them as a fiery Oven : Thus were the Stout Hearted spoiled, having slept their last Sleep, and none of their Men could find their Hands: Thus did the Lord judge among the Heathen, filling the Place with dead Bodies...
Page xiii - Stroak came upon them, where they perished with their Fellows. So that the Mischief they intended to us, came upon their own Pate : They were taken in their own snare, and we through Mercy escaped. And thus in little more than one Hour's space was their impregnable Fort with themselves utterly Destroyed, to the Number of six or seven Hundred, as some of themselves confessed. There were only seven taken captive, and about seven escaped...
Page xiii - ... them with our small shot. Others of the stoutest issued forth, as we did guess, to the number of forty, who perished by the sword.
Page 126 - ... that the creek or river called Mamaroneck which is reputed to be about thirteen miles to the east of Westchester, and a line drawn from the east point or side where the fresh water falls into the salt, at high water mark, north-northwest to the line of the Massachusetts, be the western bounds of the said colony of Connecticut...

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