The Library of American Biography

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Hilliard, Gray, 1834 - United States

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Page 56 - I set about drawing it that same evening; and all the while the pantings of its little heart showed it to be in the most extreme agonies of fear. I had intended to kill it, in order to fix it in the claws of a stuffed owl ; but, happening to spill a few drops of water near where it was tied, it lapped it up with such eagerness, and looked...
Page 249 - Onawmanient, where all the woods were layd with ambuscado's to the number of three or foure thousand Salvages, so strangely paynted, grimed and disguised, shouting, yelling and crying as so many spirits from hell could not have shewed more terrible.
Page 226 - ... 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 181 - Eagles feathers within a ridge of silver, richly garnished with gold and precious stones...
Page 380 - Jamestown, with her wild train, she as freely frequented, as her ftther's habitation ; and, during the time of two or three years, she next under God was still the instrument to preserve this colony from death, famine, and utter confusion...
Page 242 - there was now no talk, no hope, no work, but dig gold, wash gold, refine gold, load gold.
Page 296 - 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 176 - He was desirous of sending a communication to the commander of the garrison, but found no one bold enough to undertake so perilous an enterprise. Smith then communicated to him a plan of telegraphic intercourse, which he had before made known to Lord Eberspaught, anticipating that the chances of war would give rise to an emergency, in which a knowledge of it might be highly useful. By Kissell's order, Smith was conveyed at night to a mountain seven miles distant from the town, and communicated with...

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