Lives of Eminent Individuals Celebrated in American History: In Three Volumes ...

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Harper, 1847 - United States

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Page 140 - And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering. And behold there talked with him two men, which were Moses and Elias: who appeared in glory, and spake of his decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem...
Page 52 - Though our affairs for some days past have worn a dark and gloomy aspect, I yet look forward to a fortunate and happy change. I trust General Burgoyne's army will meet sooner or later an effectual check, and, as I suggested before, that the success he has had will precipitate his ruin.
Page 257 - ... and a rattle in his hand. With most strange gestures and passions, he began his invocation, and environed the fire with a circle of...
Page 152 - O, what shall I say to the eternity of the wicked ! I cannot mention it, nor think of it : the thought is too dreadful. When you see my grave, then remember what I said to you while I was alive ; then think with yourself, how that man that lies in that grave, counselled and warned me to prepare for death.
Page 229 - Eagles feathers within a ridge of silver, richly garnished with gold and precious stones...
Page 301 - Such things as she delighted in, he would have given her: but with the tears running down her cheeks, she said she durst not be seen to have any: for if Powhatan should know it, she were but dead, and so she ran away by herself as she came.
Page 272 - Their demeanor was very menacing ; but Smith prepared to receive them with great coolness, and commanding the muskets to be discharged, the grazing of the bullets upon the water, and the report, which the woods multiplied into a thousand echoes, filled them with alarm. They threw down their arms, and made professions of peace, which was ratified by an exchange of hostages. They now treated the English with great kindness, and frankly told them that they had been commanded...
Page 128 - They were almost universally praying and crying for mercy, in every part of the house, and many out of doors, and numbers could neither go nor stand.
Page 301 - Notwithstanding the eternal allseeing God did prevent him, and by a strange meanes. For Pocahontas, his dearest Jewell and daughter, in that darke night came through the irksome woods, and told our Captaine great cheare should be sent us by and by : but Powhatan and all the...
Page 102 - God enabled me with calmness and resignation to say, " The will of the Lord be done." Indeed, through divine goodness, I have scarcely felt my mind so calm, sedate, and comfortable, for some time. I have long feared this season, and expected my humility, meekness, patience, and resignation, would be much tried ;f but found much more pleasure and divine comfort than I expected.

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