Wood's New-England's Prospect

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Society, 1865 - Indians of North America - 131 pages



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Page xxii - From oppreffion the ftrength of the colonies made no addition to, but rather weakned the ftrength of the republic; hence it was that the provinces looked upon the lofs of the liberty of Rome as the epocha of their own freedom.
Page 110 - For their carriage it is very civill, smiles being the greatest grace of their mirth; their musick is lullabies to quiet their children, who generally are as quiet as if they had neither spleene or lungs. To heare one of these Indians unseene, a good eare might easily mistake their untaught voyce for the warbling of a well tuned instrument. Such command have they of their voices.
Page 19 - Chesnuts coated rough, The lasting Cedar, with the Walnut tough : The rozin dropping Firre for masts in use, The boatmen seeke for Oares light...
Page 109 - In the Summer these Indian women when Lobsters be in their plenty and prime, they drie them to keepe for Winter, erecting scaffolds in the hot sun-shine, making fires likewise underneath them, by whose smoake the flies are expelled, till the substance remain hard and drie.
Page 111 - Engli/h woman betakes her to her armes which are the warlike Ladle, and the fcalding liquors, threatning bliftering to the naked runnaway, who is foone expelled by fuch liquid comminations. In a word to conclude this womans...
Page 40 - Netts, which ftop in the fifh; and the water ebbing from them they are left on the dry ground, fometimes two or three thoufand at a fet, which are falted up againft winter, or diftributed to fuch as have prefent occafion either to fpend them in their houfes, or ufe them for their ground. The Herrings be much like them that be caught on the Engli/h coafts.
Page 9 - ... and in mind much better: For a mad man to hit home through the unbeaten woods, was strange ; but to live without meat or drink in the deep of winter, stranger; and yet return...
Page 22 - The Cherrie trees yeeld great store of Cherries, which grow on clusters like grapes; they be much smaller than our English cherries, nothing neare so good if they be not very ripe: they so furre the mouth that the tongue will cleave to the roofe, and the throate wax horse with swallowing those red Bullies (as I may call them,) being little better in taste.
Page 10 - Corne, it is refrefht with the nightly dewes, till it grow vp to fhade his roots with his owne fubftance from the parching Sunne. In former times the Raine came feldome, but very violently, continuing his drops, (which were great and many) fometimes foure and twenty houres together; fometimes eight and fourty, which watered the ground for a long time after; but of late the Seafons be much altered, the raine comming oftner, but more moderately, with lefle thunder and lightnings, and fuddaine gufts...
Page 108 - ... dwellings, that when there is good fires, they are not able to stand upright, but lie all along under the...

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