A Brief Description of New York: Formerly Called New Netherlands, with the Places Thereunto Adjoining. Likewise a Brief Relation of the Customs of the Indians There

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W. Gowans, 1845 - 57 strani
 

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Stran 47 - His soul, proud science never taught to stray Far as the solar walk, or milky way; Yet simple nature to his hope has giv'n, Behind the cloud-topt hill, an humbler heav'n; Some safer world in depth of woods embrac'd, Some happier island in the wat'ry waste, Where slaves once more their native land behold, No fiends torment, no Christians thirst for gold. To Be, contents his natural desire, He asks no angel's wing, no seraph's fire; But thinks admitted to that equal sky, His faithful dog shall bear...
Stran 47 - Where slaves once more their native land behold, No fiends torment, no Christians thirst for gold. To Be, contents his natural desire, He asks no Angel's wing, no Seraph's fire; But thinks, admitted to that equal sky, His faithful dog shall bear him company.
Stran 5 - A selection of curious, rare and early voyages, and histories of interesting discoveries, chiefly published by Hakluyt, or at his suggestion, but not included in his celebrated compilation, to which, to Purchas, and to other general collections, this is intended as a supplement.
Stran 17 - Brief Description OF NEW YORK: Formerly Called New Netherlands. With the Places thereunto Adjoyning.
Stran 17 - Formerly Called | New-Netherlands. | With the Places thereunto Adjoyning. | Together with the | Manner of its Scituation, Fertility of the Soyle, | Healthfulness of the Climate, and the | Commodities thence produced. | Also | Some Directions and Advice to such as shall go | thither: An Account of what Commodities they Shall | take with them ; The Profit and Pleasure that | may accrew to them thereby. | Likewise | A Brief Relation of the Customs of the | Indians there. | By Daniel Denton. | London...
Stran 5 - Eumenes, being a Collection of Papers, written for the Purpose of Exhibiting some of the more prominent Errors and Omissions of...
Stran 41 - Dutch) first brought our people to the knowledge of wampam-peag; and the acquaintance therewith occasioned the Indians of these parts to learn the skill to make it, by which, as by the exchange of money, they purchased store of artillery, both from the English, Dutch and French, which proved a fatal business to those that were concerned in it.
Stran 19 - I could say a great deal more, and yet say too little, how free are those parts of the world from that pride and oppression, with their miserable effects,' which many, nay almost all parts of the world are troubled, with being ignorant of that pomp and bravery which aspiring Humours are servants to, and striving after almost every where: where a Waggon or Cart gives as good content as a Coach; and a piece of their home-made Cloth, better than the finest Lawns or richest Silks : and though their low-roofed...
Stran 20 - Silks : and though their low roofed houses may seem to shut their doors against pride and luxury, yet how do they stand wide open to let charity in and out, either to assist each other, or relieve a stranger, (see Note 16,) and the distance of place from other Nations, doth secure them from the envious frowns of ill-affected Neighbours, and the troubles which usually arise thence.
Stran 17 - Cattel much delight in, as much as a man can press through; and these woods also every mile or half-mile are furnished with fresh ponds, brooks or rivers, where all sorts of Cattel, during the heat of the day, do quench their thirst and cool themselves...

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