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Gives a fascinating insight into the state of affairs of the 17th - 18th centuries, with some references to earlier Parliamentary events. A well presented and factual offering that is a must for any early history scholar or genealogical researcher.
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Page 308 - Till now bad thoughts a fiend more aftive raife; * A fiend in evil moments ever nigh ! '. Death in her hand, and frenzy in her eye! * Her eye all red, and funk ! — A robe (he wore, * With life's calamities embroider'd o'er.
Page 316 - Do you believe there is but one that lives in the clear sky ? A. We believe there are two with him, three in all.
Page 316 - ... lately ? A. Yes : Four days after our last battle with the French. Q. Then you heard nothing before it? A. The night before, I dreamed I heard many drums up there, and many trumpets there, and much stamping of feet and shouting. Till then I thought we should all die. But then I thought the Beloved Ones were come to help us.
Page 53 - The parfon's bulh is plac'd upon the biggeft cock. X. The promis'd fruit now fills the teeming foil. And certain plenty all his doubts relieves...
Page 5 - I was ten years old. A coach or chair I am obliged to for all my motions from one place to another ever since I can remember. All who had to do to instruct me, have ever been bringing stories of the notable things I have...
Page 114 - Distrust it not — What blame can mercy find, Which gives at once a life, and rears a mind? • Mother, tniscall'd, farewell — of soul severe, This sad reflection yet may force one tear : All I was wretched by...
Page 316 - I had ever so many enemies, he can destroy them all. Q. How do you know that ? A. From what I have seen. When our enemies came against us before, then the beloved clouds came for us. And often much rain, and sometimes hail, has come upon them, and that in a very hot day. And I saw when many French and Choctaws and other nations came against one of our towns : And the ground made a noise under them, and the Beloved Ones in the air behind them : And they were afraid and went away, and left their meat...
Page 306 - By secret steps break through th' obstructed way. Nor dare acquirements gain'd by stealth display. If some advent'rous genius should arise, Who on exalted themes her talent tries, She fears to give the work, tho' prais'd, a name, And flies not more from infamy than fame.
Page 316 - Then, cannot he save you from your enemies now? A. Yes, but we know not if he will. We have now so many enemies round about us, that I think of nothing but death. And if I am to die, I shall die, and I will die like a man. But if he will have me to live, I shall live. Though I had ever so many enemies, he can destroy them all. Q. How do you know that?