A Century Too Soon: A Story of Bacon's Rebellion

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Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1893 - Bacon's Rebellion, 1676 - 400 pages

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Page 126 - Ecstasy! My pulse, as yours, doth temperately keep time, And makes as healthful music. It is not madness That I have utter'd : bring me to the test, And I the matter will re-word, which madness Would gambol from. Mother, for love of grace, Lay not that flattering unction to your soul, That not your trespass but my madness speaks; It will but skin and film the ulcerous place, Whiles rank corruption, mining all within, Infects unseen.
Page 92 - I AM monarch of all I survey, My right there is none to dispute ; From the centre all round to the sea I am lord of the fowl and the brute.
Page 285 - I thank God, there are no free schools nor printing, and I hope we shall not have these hundred years. For learning has brought disobedience and heresy, and sects into the world, and printing has divulged them, and libels against the best government. God keep us from both"!
Page 181 - OH for a lodge in some vast wilderness, Some boundless contiguity of shade, Where rumour of oppression and deceit, Of unsuccessful or successful war, Might never reach me more.
Page 41 - Washington took the oath of office as the first president of the United States.
Page 77 - Twas right. said they. such birds to slay. That bring the fog and mist. The fair breeze blew. the white foam flew. The furrow followed free: We were the first that ever burst Into that silent sea. Down dropt the breeze. the sails dropt down. Twas sad as sad could be: And we did speak only to break The silence of the sea!
Page 56 - After all, territory is but the body of a nation. The people who inhabit its hills and valleys are its soul, its spirit and its life.
Page 270 - This company consisted of choice young men, "the very flower of Essex County, none of whom were ashamed to speak with the enemy in the gate.
Page 338 - ... save our lives from the Indians, which you have so often promised, and now we will have it before we go.
Page 275 - The brutalities of an Indian massacre followed ; " there remained nothing to me," she continues, now in captivity, " but one poor wounded babe. Down I must sit in the snow, with my sick child, the picture of death, in my lap. Not the least crumb of refreshing came within either of our mouths from Wednesday night to Saturday night, except only a little cold water.

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