Some Colonial Homesteads and Their Stories

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G. P. Putnam's sons, 1897 - Architecture, Domestic - 511 pages

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Page 488 - Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?
Page 434 - ... two great stones were brought before Powhatan: then as many as could...
Page 434 - Powhatan; then as many as could laid hands on him, dragged him to them, and thereon laid his head, and being ready with their clubs to beat out his brains, Pocahontas, the King's dearest daughter, when no entreaty could prevail, got his head in her arms, and laid her own upon his to save him from death, whereat the Emperor was contented he should live to make him hatchets, and her bells, beads, and copper, for they thought him as well9 of all occupations as themselves.
Page 391 - I said in the cutting off of my days, I shall go to the gates of the grave : I am deprived of the residue of my years. I said, I shall not see the LORD, Even the LORD, in the land of the living : I shall behold man no more With the inhabitants of the world.
Page 446 - It is true she was the very nomparell of his kingdome, and at most not past 13 or 14 yeares of age. Very oft shee came to our fort, with what shee could get for Captaine Smith, that ever loved and used all the Countrie well, but her especially he ever much respected: and she so well requited it, that when her father intended to have surprized him, shee by stealth in the darke night came through the wild woods and told him of it.
Page 407 - Let them exalt him also in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders.
Page 433 - Powhatan and his train had put themselves in their greatest braveries. Before a fire upon a seat like a bedstead, he sat covered with a great robe, made of raccoon skins, and all the tails hanging by.
Page 394 - My wife told me her strength of body began to fail, and that I must expect to part with her; saying, she hoped God would preserve my life, and the life of some, if not all of our children, with us; and commended to me, under God, the care of them.
Page 465 - Were you not afraid to come into my father's country, and caused fear in him and all his people (but me) and fear you here I should call you father : I tell you then I will, and you shall call me child, and so I will be for ever and ever your countryman.

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