The Hoosac Valley: Its Legends and Its History

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Heritage Books, 1997 - Reference - 584 pages

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THE JOSEPH ALLEN HOUSE OLD LITCHFIELD HILL CON
369
IRA ALLEN OF BENNINGTON AND BURLINGTON
377
CHAPTER XX
381
THE FREE SCHOOL OF WILLIAMSTOWN FOUNDED BY
385
THREE PRESIDENTS OF WILLIAMS COLLEGE
395
HOPKINSS ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY FOUNDED
401
THE CAMPUS OF WILLIAMS COLLEGE LOOKING EASTWARD
407
CHAPTER XXI
409

THE WITENAGEMOT OAK A TREATY TREE OF PEACE
51
CHAPTER IV
83
CHAPTER V
109
FORT MASSACHUSETTS AND ENGLISH HOOSAC 17451746
127
CHAPTER VII
145
CHAPTER IX
184
CHAPTER X
204
CHAPTER XI
230
THE CATAMOUNT TAVERN FIRST KNOWN AS THE GREEN
310
CATAMOUNT MONUMENT MARKING SITE OF THE CATA
328
VAN SCHAICKS MILL AT ST CROIX
334
BENNINGTON BATTLE MONUMENT
349
CHAPTER XXII
432
CHAPTER XXIII
450
CHAPTER XXIV
482
THE HOOSAC VALLEY OF MINGLING WATERS
509
II
517
LIEUT JOHN CATLINS LETTERS ABOUT FORT MASSACHU
525
AN ACCOUNT OF THE COMPANY IN HIS MAJESTYS SERVICE
528
VIII
534
CAPT EPHRAIM WILLIAMS JR s Letter
535
XVI
542
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Page 490 - Thou shalt lie down With patriarchs of the infant world, — with kings, The powerful of the earth, — the wise, the good, Fair forms, and hoary seers of ages past, — All in one mighty sepulchre.
Page 490 - Of the stern agony and shroud and pall And breathless darkness and the narrow house Make thee to shudder and grow sick at heart...
Page 229 - Let's choose executors and talk of wills : And yet not so — for what can we bequeath Save our deposed bodies to the ground? Our lands, our lives, and all are Bolingbroke's, And nothing can we call our own but death, And that small model of the barren earth Which serves as paste and cover to our bones.
Page 510 - ... tossed wreck with terror in thy heart; Scale, with the assaulting host, the rampart's height, And strike and struggle in the thickest fight. So shalt thou frame a lay That haply may endure from age to age, And they who read shall say: "What witchery hangs upon this poet's page! What art is his the written spells to find That sway from mood to mood the willing mind!
Page 42 - And scattered in the furrows lie The weapons of his rest ; And there, in the loose sand, is thrown Of his large arm the mouldering bone. Ah, little thought the strong and brave Who bore their lifeless chieftain forth — Or the young wife, that weeping gave Her first-born to the earth, That the pale race, who waste us now, Among their bones should guide the plough.
Page 51 - O'er rills and prostrate trees below. And then to mark the lord of all, The forest hero, trained to wars, Quivered and plumed, and lithe and tall, And seamed with glorious scars, Walk forth, amid his reign, to dare The wolf, and grapple with the bear. This bank, in which the dead were laid, Was sacred when its soil was ours ; Hither the...
Page 64 - This map was undertaken with the approbation and at the request of the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, and is chiefly composed from draughts, charts, and actual surveys of different parts of His Majesty's Colonies and Plantations in America ; great part of which have been lately taken by their Lordships' orders, and transmitted to this office by the Governors of the said Colonies and others.
Page 204 - TIME rolls his ceaseless course. The race of yore Who danced our infancy upon their knee, And told our marvelling boyhood legends store, Of their strange ventures happ'd by land or sea, How are they blotted from the things that be...

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