Narratives of Early Pennsylvania, West New Jersey and Delaware, 1630-1707, Volume 13

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C. Scribner's Sons, 1912 - Delaware - 474 pages
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Page 238 - I must needs commend their respect to authority, and kind behaviour to the English; they do not degenerate from the old friendship between both kingdoms. As they are people proper, and strong of body, so they have fine children, and almost every house full; rare to find one of them without three or four boys, and as many girls; some six, seven, and eight sons: and I must do them that right, I see few young men more sober and laborious.
Page 313 - THOMAS (GABRIEL). AN HISTORICAL AND Geographical Account of the Province and Country of Pensilvania; and of West-New-Jersey in America.
Page 237 - But this is not all: they agree in rites ; they reckon by moons ; they offer their first fruits ; they have a kind of feast of tabernacles; they are said to lay their altar upon twelve stones ; their mourning a year; customs of women ; with many other things that do not now occur.
Page 440 - Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us; because he hath given us of his Spirit.
Page 202 - Some account of the province of Pennsilvania in America; Lately Granted under the Great Seal of England to William Penn, etc.
Page 227 - And whatever mists, fogs, or vapours, foul the heavens by easterly or southerly winds, in two hours' time, are blown away; the one is followed by the other : a remedy that seems to have a peculiar providence in it, to the inhabitants ; the multitude of trees, yet standing, being liable to retain mists and vapours ; and yet not one quarter so thick as I expected.
Page 259 - A Further Account of the Province of Pennsylvania and its Improvements. For the Satisfaction of those that are Adventurers and enclined to be so. No titlcpage. Signed " William Penn, Worminghurst Place, I2th of the 10 month, 1685.
Page 233 - But in liberality they excel. Nothing is too good for their friend. Give them a fine gun, coat, or other thing, it may pass twenty hands before it sticks...
Page 233 - They care for little, because they want but little; and the Reason is, a little contents them: In this they are sufficiently revenged on us; if they are ignorant of our Pleasures, they are also free from our Pains. They are not disquieted with Bills of Lading and Exchange, nor perplexed with Chancery-Suits and ExchequerReckonings. We sweat and toil to live; their pleasure feeds them...
Page 235 - ... speak little, but fervently, and with elegance: I have never seen more natural sagacity, considering them without the help (I was going to say, the spoil) of tradition; and he will deserve the name of wise, that out-wits them in any treaty about a thing they understand.

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