A Child's History of the United States, Volume 1

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Harper & brothers, 1860 - United States

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Page 128 - God hath given me an understanding of my duty, and an honest- mind to do it uprightly. I hope you will not be troubled at your change and the king's choice, for you are now fixed at the mercy of no governor that comes to make his fortune great ; you shall be governed by laws of your own making, and live a free, and if you will, a sober and industrious people. I shall not usurp the right...
Page 248 - They planted by your care! No, your oppressions planted them in America. They fled from your tyranny, to a then uncultivated and inhospitable country, where they exposed themselves to almost all the hardships to which human nature is liable, and, among others, to the cruelties of a savage foe, the most subtle, and I will take upon me to say, the most formidable of any people upon the face of God's...
Page 87 - Take counsel, execute judgment; make thy shadow as the night in the midst of the noonday ; hide the outcasts; bewray not him that wandereth. Let mine outcasts dwell with thee, Moab ; be thou a covert to them from the face of the spoiler : for the extortioner is at an end, the spoiler ceaseth, the oppressors are consumed out of the land.
Page 110 - Mr. Drummond! You are very welcome. I am more glad to see you than any man in Virginia. Mr. Drummond, you shall be hanged in half an hour...
Page 128 - ... you shall be governed by laws of your own making, and live a free, and, if you will, a sober and industrious people. I shall not usurp the right of any, or oppress his person.
Page 130 - It is only known that they solemnly pledged themselves, according to their country's manner, to live in love with William Penn and his children as long as the sun and the moon should endure.
Page 59 - Christ," he wrote to those at home, " and is not that enough ? I thank God I like so well to be here as I do not repent my coming. I would not have altered my course though I had foreseen all these afflictions. I never had more content of mind.
Page 85 - Lord, if it be thy pleasure to bury these our friends in the bottom of the sea, they are thine ; save them!
Page 250 - Speaker, and in the tone and emphasis peculiar to himself, continued, " may profit by their example. If that be treason, make the most of it...
Page 193 - Here is a little present," said the red man, as he offered a buffalo skin, painted on the inside with the head and feathers of an eagle. "The feathers of the eagle are soft, and signify love ; the buffalo skin is warm, and is the emblem of protection. Therefore love and protect our little families.

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