A General History of Connecticut: From Its First Settlement Under George Fenwick, Esq. to Its Latest Period of Amity with Great Britain; Including a Description of the Country, and Many Curious and Interesting Anecdotes. To which is Added, an Appendix, Wherein New and the True Sources of the Present Rebellion in America are Pointed Out; Together with the Particular Part Taken by the People of Connecticut in Its Promotion
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Page 68 - The selectmen, on finding children ignorant, may take them away from their parents, and put them into better hands, at the expense of their parents.
Page 356 - And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.
Page 127 - Through this chasm are compelled to pass all the waters which in the time of the floods bury the northern country.
Page 152 - They filled a road 40 yards wide for four miles in length, and were for several hours in passing through the town, unusually clamorous. The inhabitants were equally perplexed and frightened : some expected to find an army of French and Indians ; others feared an earthquake, and dissolution of nature.
Page 129 - No living creature was ever known to pass through this narrow except an Indian woman, who was in a canoe, attempting to cross the river above it, but carelessly suffered herself to fall within the power of the current. Perceiving her danger she took a bottle of rum she had with her and drank the whole of it; then lay down in her canoe to meet her destiny. She...
Page 303 - God bless you, I shall be glad to see you at my house," unless he is a minister ; because they hold, that the words " God bless you " should not be spoken by common people; and, " I shall be glad to see you at my house," they look upon as an insincere compliment paid them for what they do out of duty to the stranger. Their hospitality is highly exemplary ; they are sincere in it, and reap great pleasure by reflecting that perhaps they have entertained angels. The Rev. Mr. George Whitefield, in one...
Page 160 - ... mountain, where the den was. Dauntless he entered the horrid cavern ; and, after walking and crawling upon his hands and knees for fifty yards, came to a roomy cell, where the bear met him with great fury. He saw nothing but the fire of her eyes ; but that was sufficient for our hero: he accordingly directed his blow, which at once proved fatal to the bear and saved his own life at a most critical moment. Putnam then discovered and killed two cubs ; and having, though in Egyptian darkness...
Page 127 - ... over lands, that afterwards produce the greatest crops of hay and grain in all America. People who can bear the sight, the groans, the tremblings, and surly motion of water, trees, and ice, through this awful passage, view with astonishment one of the greatest phenomenons in nature. Here water is...