Appleton's Cyclopędia of American Biography, Volume 6

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James Grant Wilson, John Fiske
D. Appleton, 1889

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Pagina 26 - They had for more than a century before been regarded as beings of an inferior order and altogether unfit to associate with the white race, either in social or political relations, and so far inferior that they had no rights which the white man was bound to respect; and that the Negro might justly and lawfully be reduced to slavery for his benefit.
Pagina 100 - THE LANDING AT CAPE ANNE; or, THE CHARTER OF THE FIRST PERMANENT COLONY ON THE TERRITORY OF THE MASSACHUSETTS COMPANY. Now discovered, and first published from the ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT, with an inquiry into its authority, and a HISTORY OF THE COLONY, 1624-1628, Roger Conant, Governor. By J. WINGATE THORNTON. 8vo, cloth 2.50. Of " A rare contribution to the early history of New England.
Pagina 165 - Surrender of Burgoyne," the " Surrender of Cornwallis," and the " Resignation of Washington at Annapolis.
Pagina 371 - I had four bullets through my coat, and two horses shot under me, yet escaped unhurt, though death was leveling my companions on every side...
Pagina 97 - It is the living spirit of the tree, not its spirit of turpentine, with which I sympathize, and which heals my cuts. It is as immortal as I am, and perchance will go to as high a heaven, there to tower above me still.
Pagina 207 - He then studied medicine at the College of physicians and surgeons in New York city.
Pagina 371 - As a remarkable instance of this, I may point out to the public that heroic youth, Colonel Washington, whom I cannot but hope Providence has hitherto preserved in so signal a manner for some important service to his country.
Pagina 55 - ... account for her own feelings of self-blame. There proved to be no reason to think that Mrs. Wallace had had promiscuous experiences which she was afraid to reveal, but there was reason to believe that she had conflicts on the subject sufficient to build up in her a disproportionate degree of selfblame. Her parents died when she was a child and she was brought up by her sister. Apparently she had been fond of her brotherin-law in a childish way, and through this had built up a feeling of jealousy...
Pagina 257 - He was an original member of the Society of the Cincinnati, and second president of the Rhode Island society of that order.
Pagina 200 - T., are the works of an obscure, tippling, but extraordinary body of the name of Tytler, commonly known by the name of Balloon Tytler, from his having projected a balloon ; a mortal, who, though he drudges about Edinburgh as a common printer, with leaky shoes, a sky-lighted hat, and kneebuckles as unlike as George-by-the-grace-ofGod, and Solomon-the-son-of-David ; yet that same unknown drunken mortal is author and compiler of three-fourths of Elliot's pompous Encyclopedia Britannica, which he composed...

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