The New English Canaan of Thomas Morton, Volume 14

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Society, 1883 - Indians of North America - 381 pages
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Page 359 - JOHN DUNTON'S LETTERS FROM NEW ENGLAND. Letters written from New England AD 1686. By John Dunton in which are defcribed his voyages by Sea, his travels on land, and the characters of his friends and acquaintances. Now firft publifhed from the Original Manufcript in the Bodleian Library, Oxford.
Page 323 - She honored her place and was an ornament to the congregation. She usually sat in a convenient place in the congregation, with a little birchen rod in her hand, and kept little children in great awe from disturbing the congregation. She did frequently visit the sick and weak, especially women, and, as there was need, called out maids and young women to watch and do them other helps as their necessity did require ; and if they were poor, she would gather relief for them of those that were able, or...
Page 333 - But woe unto you, Pharisees ! for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
Page 357 - Albany, NY LIBRARIES. American Antiquarian Society Worcefter, Mafs. Amherft College Library Amherft, Mafs. Aftor Library New York, NY Bibliotheque Nationale Paris, France. Bodleian Library Oxford, Eng. Bofton Athenaeum Bofton, Mafs. Bofton Library Society Bofton, Mafs. Britifh Mufeum London, Eng. Concord Public Library Concord, Mafs.
Page 136 - He laid us on the bed with himself and his wife, they at the one end and we at the other, it being only planks laid a foot from the ground and a thin mat upon them. Two more of his chief men, for want of room, pressed by and upon us; so that we were worse weary of our lodging than of our journey.
Page 132 - But contrary wife, in fhort time after the hand of God ™. "" '"' fell heavily upon them, with fuch a mortall ftroake that they died on heapes as they lay in their houfes ; and the living, that were able to...
Page 154 - Eputation is fuch a thing that it keepes many men in awe, even amongft Civilized nations, and is very much ftood upon : it is (as one hath very well noted) the awe of great men and of Kings. And, fince I have obferved it to be maintained amongft Salvage people, I cannot chufe but give an inftance thereof in this treatife, to confirme the common receaved opinion thereof. The Sachem or Sagamore of Sagus made choife, when hee came to mans eftate, of a Lady of noble difcent, Daughter to Papafiquineo...
Page 285 - In the meane time mine Host was got home to Ma-re Mount through the woods, eight miles round about the head of the river Monatoquit that parted the two Plantations, finding his way by the...
Page 277 - ... forme, they had prepared a song fitting to the time and present occasion. And upon Mayday they brought the Maypole to the place appointed, with drumes, gunnes, pistols and other fitting instruments, for that purpose ; and there erected it with the help of Salvages, that came thether of purpose to see the manner of our Revels. A goodly pine tree of 80. foote longe was reared up, with a peare of buckshorns nayled one somewhat neare unto the top of it...
Page 25 - Indians in despite of all, with many other scurrilous terms full of disdain. They sent to him a second time and bade him be better advised and more temperate in his terms, for the country could not bear the injury he did; it was against their common safety and against the King's proclamation. He answered in high...

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