Miles Standish, Captain of the Pilgrims

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Dodd, Mead & Company, 1898 - Massachusetts - 372 pages
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Page 40 - And for the season it was winter, and they that know the winters of that country know them to be sharp and violent, and subject to cruel and fierce storms, dangerous to travel to known places, much more to search an unknown coast.
Page 40 - Being thus arrived in a good harbor and brought safe to land, they fell upon their knees and blessed the God of heaven, who had brought them over the vast and furious ocean, and delivered them from all the perils and miseries thereof, againe to set their feet on the firm and stable earth,. their proper element.
Page 40 - But here I cannot but stay and make a pause, and stand half amazed at this poor people's present condition ; and so I think will the reader too, when he well considers the same.
Page 41 - For summer being done, all things stand upon them with a weatherbeaten face, and the whole country, full of woods and thickets, represented a wild and savage hue. If they looked behind them, there was the mighty ocean which they had passed and was now as a main bar and gulf to separate them from all the civil parts of the world.
Page 292 - Who had advanced to the table, and thus continued discoursing : "Leave this matter to me, for to me by right it pertaineth War is a terrible trade ; but in the cause that is righteous. Sweet is the smell of powder ; and thus I answer the challenge ! " Then from the rattlesnake's skin, with a sudden, contemptuous gesture.
Page 289 - He was a gentleman born, could trace his pedigree plainly Back to Hugh Standish of Duxbury Hall, in Lancashire. England, Who was the son of Ralph, and the grandson of Thurston de Standish...
Page 336 - ... of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer: seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you...
Page 170 - They four in one day killed as much fowl as, with a little help beside, served the company almost a week. At which time, amongst other recreations, we exercised our arms, many of the Indians coming amongst us, and among the rest their greatest king Massasoit, with some ninety men, whom for three days we entertained and feasted, and they went out and killed five deer, which they brought to the plantation and bestowed on our governor and upon the Captain and others.
Page 336 - God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you: and to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, in flaming fire, taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ...
Page 195 - They assemble by beat of drum, each with his musket or firelock, in front of the captain's door ; they have their cloaks on, and place themselves in order, three abreast, and are led by a sergeant without beat of drum. Behind comes the Governor, in a long robe; beside him, on the right hand, comes the preacher, with his cloak on, and on the left hand the captain, with his side-arms and cloak on, and with a small cane in his hand ; and so they march in good order, and each sets his arms down near...

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