What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
ADVENTURES age of 90 armed arrived attacked August battle bear began Blue Licks boast Bowman BROOKLYN-PRINTED brother returned home Buffaloes Capt captivity cattle Clench Colonel Boon COLONEL DANIEL BOON command death deer lick enemy enemy's enjoy escape EULOGY excursion to Kentucky faithful dog falls of Ohio favorite amusement fire forest Forks of Licking governor Dunmore habit hollow horses hunting Indian companions Indians and Canadians John Finley John Stuart July June Kentucky river Licking river Lºº LORD BYRON loss march against Boonsborough miles from Lexington mischief Missouri never North Carolina number of Indians officers old camp Old Chelicothe overtook peace posterns prisoners pursue the savages pursuit quest repose rifle sapling savages fled scalps Sciota secluded retreat settlements Shawanese sons soon sorrow filled station sylvan tain take every advantage Tennessee thick cane brake tomahawk took town treaty tree wild animals wild beasts wild Wilderness wounded four Yankee
Page 11 - It was on the first of May, in the year 1769, that I resigned my domestic happiness for a time, and left my family and peaceable habitation on the Yadkin River, in North Carolina, to wander through the wilderness of America, in quest of the country of Kentucky, in company with John Finley, John Stewart, Joseph Holden, James Monay, and William Cool.
Page 41 - And tall, and strong, and swift of foot, were they, Beyond the dwarfing city's pale abortions, Because their thoughts had never been the prey Of care or gain...
Page 13 - Thus many hundred miles from our families in the howling wilderness, we did not continue in a state of indolence, but hunted every day, and prepared a little cottage to defend us from the winter storms.
Page 23 - A zeal for the defence of their country led those heroes to the scene of action, though with a few men, to attack a powerful army of experienced warriors. When we gave way they pursued us with the utmost eagerness, and in every quarter spread destruction. The river was difficult to cross, and many were killed in the fight, some just entering the river, some in the water, others after crossing in ascending the cliffs.
Page 23 - Indians on numbering their dead, finding they had four more killed than we, four of our people they had taken, were given up to their young warriors to be put to death after their barbarous manner.
Page 19 - Boonsborough on the 30th, a journey of one hundred and sixty miles, during which I had only one meal. I found our fortress in a bad state, but we immediately repaired our flanks, gates, posterns, and formed double bastions, which we completed in ten days.
Page 13 - Ohio, rolling in silent dignity, and marking the western boundary of Kentucky with inconceivable grandeur. At a vast distance, I beheld the mountains lift their venerable brows, and penetrate the clouds.
Page 40 - Crime came not near him — she is not the child Of solitude ; health shrank not from him — for Her home is in the rarely-trodden wild, Where if men seek her not, and death be more Their choice than life, forgive them, as beguiled By habit to what their own hearts abhor — In cities caged.
Page 18 - Shawanese king took great notice of me, and treated me with profound respect and entire friendship, often intrusting me to hunt at my liberty. I frequently returned with the spoils of the woods, and as often presented some of what I had taken to him, expressive of duty to my sovereign.