Gathered Sketches from the Early History of New Hampshire and Vermont: Containing Vivid and Interesting Account of a Great Variety of the Adventures of Our Forefathers, and of Other Incidents of Olden Times

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Francis Chase
Tracy, Kenney & Co., 1856 - Indian captivities - 215 pages

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Page 195 - Therefore are my loins filled with pain : pangs have taken hold upon me, as the pangs of a womanl that travaileth : I was bowed down at the hearing of it; I was dismayed at the seeing of it. .. •••! 4 My heart panted, fearfulness affrighted me: the night of my pleasure hath he turned into fear unto me.
Page 36 - Paugus' tribe hath felt the rod ? The Chaplain's name was Jonathan Frye ; In Andover his father dwelt, And oft with Lovewell's men he'd prayed, Before the mortal wound he felt. A man was he of comely form. Polished and brave, well learnt and kind ; Old Harvard's learned halls he left, Far in the wilds a grave to find.
Page 32 - Lovewell's men were determined to conquer or die, although outnumbered by the Indians more than one half. They fought till Lovewell and Paugus were killed, and all Lovewell's men but nine were either killed or wounded dangerously. The savages having lost, as was supposed, sixty of their number out of eighty, and being convinced of the fierce and determined resolution of * The Indian name of a considerable tract of country including Conway, NH, Fryeburg, Me., and the adjacent towns.
Page 81 - I took it in my arms, put its face to mine, and it instantly bit me with such violence that it seemed as if I must have parted with a piece of my cheek. I was permitted to lodge with it that and the two following nights; but every morning that intervened, the Indians, I suppose on purpose to torment me, sent me away to another wigwam, which stood at a little distance, though not so far from the one in which my distressed infant was confined bu.t that I could plainly hear its incessant cries and heart-rending...
Page 154 - ... all his men, except a few who had escaped into the woods, were either killed or taken prisoners. Having completed the business by taking the whole party, the militia began to disperse and look out for plunder. But in a few minutes Stark received information that a large reinforcement was on their march, and within two miles of him. Fortunately at that moment Colonel Warner came up with his regiment from Manchester. This brave and experienced officer commanded a regiment of continental troops,...
Page 34 - A marksman he, of courage true, Shot the first Indian whom they saw, Sheer through his heart the bullet flew. The savage had been seeking game: Two guns and eke a knife he bore; And two black ducks were in his hand, He shrieked and fell, to rise no more.
Page 31 - Toogood observing, suddenly sprang and wrested it from him ; and momentarily presenting it at the Indian, protested he would shoot him down if he made the least noise. And so away he ran with it unto Quochecho. If my reader be now inclined to smile, when he thinks how simply poor Isgrim looked, returning to his mates behind the hill, without either gun or prey, or any thing but strings, to remind him of his own deserts, I am sure his brethren felt not less so, for they derided him with ridicule at...
Page 19 - They then obliged the people in the house to get them some victuals; and when they had done eating they cut the major across the breast and belly with knives, each one with a stroke saying
Page 35 - Farwell died, all bathed in blood, When he had fought till set of day; And many more, we may not name, Fell in that bloody battle fray. When news did come to Harwood's wife That he with Lovewell fought and died, Far in the wilds had given his life Nor more would in their home abide, Such grief did seize upon her mind, Such sorrow filled her faithful breast, On earth she ne'er found peace again, But followed Harwood to his rest.
Page 136 - Canadians, which were included in the treaty aforesaid. It cut me to the heart to see the Canadians in so hard a case, in consequence of their having been true to me; they were wringing their hands, saying their prayers, as I concluded, and expected immediate death. I therefore stepped between the executioners and the Canadians, opened my clothes, and told Gen. Prescott to thrust his baynets into my breast, for I was the sole cause of the Canadians taking up arms.

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