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Page 272 - Who shot the old chief Paugus, which did the foe defeat, Then set his men in order, and brought off the retreat; And, braving many dangers and hardships in the way, They safe arrived at Dunstable, the thirteenth day of May.
Page 269 - Indians fell ; but, being superior in number, they endeavored to surround the party, who, perceiving their intention, retreated ; hoping to be sheltered by a point of rocks which ran into the pond, and a few large pine trees Standing on a sandy beach. In this forlorn place, they took their station. On their right was the mouth of a brook, at that time unfordable ; on their left was the rocky point ; their front was partly covered by a deep bog and partly uncovered, and the pond was in their rear....
Page 259 - Loaf, — to outward appearance a rude heap of mossie stones piled one upon another, — and you may, as you ascend, step from one stone to another as if you were going up a pair of stairs, but winding still about the hill, till you come to the top, which will require half a day's time ; and yet it is not above a mile, where there is also a level of about an acre of ground, with a pond of clear water in the midst of it, which you may hear run down ; but how it ascends is a mystery.
Page 92 - For tunately, all were not in this sad condition ; some six or seven courageous souls, with chairs, clubs, and whatever they could seize upon, furiously attacked the advancing foe. The Indians, who were as much surprised as the soldiers, had but little more courage than they, and immediately took to their heels for safety : thus yielding the house, defeated by one quarter their number of unarmed men. The trumpeter, who was in the upper part of the house at the commencement of the attack, seized his...
Page 155 - Whereas for some years last past, we have made a breach of our Fidelity and Loyalty to the Crown of Great Britain, and have made open Rebellion against her Majesty's subjects, the English, inhabiting' the Massachusetts, New Hampshire and other her Majesty's Territories in New England; and being now sensible of the miseries which we and our People are reduced unto thereby : " We, whose names are hereunto subscribed, being delegates of all the Indians belonging to Norridgwalk, Narahamegock.
Page 513 - ... renew the attack, they were so successfully pushed by the British bayonet, and hewn down by the Highland broadsword, that their discomfiture was complete. " During the action, Montcalm was on the French left, and Wolfe on the English right, and here they both fell in the critical moment that decided the victory. Early in the battle, Wolfe received a ball in the wrist, but binding his handkerchief around it, he continued to encourage his men.
Page 319 - The secret was kept for some days ; till an honest member, who performed the family devotion at his lodgings, inadvertently discovered it by praying for a blessing on the attempt. At the first deliberation, the proposal was rejected ; but by the address of the governor and the invincible perseverance of Vaughan, a petition...
Page 259 - From this rocky hill you may see the whole country round about. It is far above the lower clouds, and from hence we behold a vapor (like a great pillar) drawn up by the sunbeams out of a great lake, or pond, into the air, where it was formed into a cloud. The country beyond these hills, northward, is daunting terrible, being full of rocky hills, as thick as molehills in a meadow, and clothed with infinite thick woods.