History of Kendall County, Illinois: From the Earliest Discoveries to the Present Time

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Knickerbocker & Hodder, 1877 - Kendall County (Ill.) - 438 pages
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Page 290 - It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.
Page 431 - If the iron be blunt, and he do not whet the edge, then must he put to more strength : but wisdom is profitable to direct 11 Surely the serpent will bite without enchantment; and a babbler is no better.
Page 431 - It is the glory of God to conceal a thing : but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.
Page 431 - ... legislation and internal policy, and on the manner in which our country should behave to dependencies and to foreign nations. And the need we have of knowing how to discriminate truth, is not confined to the larger truths. All through life it is our most pressing interest to find out the truth about all the matters we are concerned with. If we are farmers, we want to find what will truly improve our soil ; if merchants, what will truly influence the markets of our commodities ; if judges, or...
Page 24 - Here was a journey where there was no village, no bridge, no ferry, no boat, no house, no beaten path and over boundless prairies, intersected by rivulets and rivers — through forests and thickets filled with briars and thorns, through marshes where we plunged sometimes to the girdle.
Page 34 - The village presents no cheering prospect, as, notwithstanding its antiquity, it consists of but few huts, inhabited by a miserable race of men, scarcely equal to the Indians from whom they are descended. Their log or bark houses are low, filthy and disgusting, displaying not the least trace of comfort...
Page 247 - And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.
Page 24 - is passed in roaming through thick woods, in clambering over hills, in paddling the canoe across lakes and rivers, to catch a poor savage who flies from us, and whom we can tame neither by teachings nor by caresses.
Page 420 - While wormwood hath seed, get a handful or twaine, to saue against March to make flea to refraine : Where chamber is sweeped, and wormwood is strowne, 1 " no flea for his life dare abide to be knowne.
Page 300 - As quick as possible have as strong a force as you can raise, armed and equipped with ammunition and accouterments, and a company of artillery ready to march at a moment's warning.

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