The Village; A Journal for Village Life Volume 1-4

The Village; A Journal for Village Life Volume 1-4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...year. A watch was also kept to the east, which was really the most exposed side, being heavy timber land. A row of houses were builded on either side of the street, and as the street was very wide two roads were built, one on either side. Finally four rows of elms, two on each side, were planted, and the foundation was thus laid for one of the most picturesque and striking avenues in the world. For the first twenty-five y'ears, until after the close of King Philip's war, and the death of that feared and hated heathen, the children, the cattle and the geese, were all pastured on the broad common between the two roads. As long as the children and the cattle did not stray beyond the confines of the palisades into the broad meadow's that the ox-bow included, they were comparatively safe, for only on one occasion did the Indians scale the palisades. As in most pioneer life many hardships were endured. All of the new-made graves in the settlement were for years obliterated, that the Indians might not know how many white warriors had died. This makes many graveunaccounted for in our historic old cemetery, whose oldest headstone bears the date 1663. The life of the settlement may be said to have flowed on fairly peacefully until that memorable Sunday when was enacted the startling event of the "Angel of Deliverance." Cooper has used this happening in his novel, of "Wisliton-Wish." Scott was also attracted by it and used it in "Pevcrel of the Peak." Southey long contemplated making an epic poem of the event, but died before put ting his dream into a reality. On that never to be forgotten Sunday, September 1. the good people had assembled as usual to listen to tha long discourse of Parson Russell, whose memory we al! venerate....show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236597982
  • 9781236597984