A Narrative of the Indian Wars in New-England: From the First Planting Thereof in the Year 1607, to the Year 1677: Containing a Relation of the Occasions, Rise and Progress of the War with the Indians, in the Southern, Western, Eastern and Northern Parts of Said Country
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Page 100 - Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped.
Page 161 - You are a child — you cannot understand matters of war — let your brother or your chief come — him will I answer.
Page 233 - The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
Page 66 - I think I can clearly say, that before these present troubles broke out, the English did not possess one foot of land in this colony, but what was fairly obtained by honest purchase of the Indian proprietors.
Page 60 - Alexander, with about eighty men, were newly come in from hunting, and had left their guns without doors, which Major Winslow with his small company wisely seized, and conveyed away, and then went into the wigwam, and demanded Alexander to go along with him before the Governor, at which message he was much appalled ; but being told by the undaunted messenger, that if he stirred or refused to go, he was a dead man...
Page 153 - Wisdom is better than Weapons of War "), he took a stick, and hung his hat upon it, and then by degrees gently lifted it up, till he thought it would be seen and so become a fit mark for the other that watched to take aim at him.
Page 56 - That if any of his did hurt to any of theirs, he should send the offender, that they might punish him. 3. That if...
Page 226 - WOE to thee that spoilest, and thou wast not spoiled ; And dealest treacherously, and they dealt not treacherously with thee ! When thou shalt cease to spoil, thou shalt be spoiled ; And when thou shalt make an end to deal treacherously, they shall deal treacherously with thee.
Page 82 - Sachem alive, he or they so delivering shall receive for their pains forty trucking cloth coats : in case they bring his head, they shall have twenty like good coats paid them. For every living subject of said Philip's so delivered, the deliverer shall receive two coats, and for every head...