The Life And Adventures Of Peter Wilkins, A Cornish Man (volume 2); Relating Particularly, His…

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byRobert Paltock

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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. 1751. Excerpt: ... CHAP. XX. Tht Race reconciles the two Kingdoms; the Colony proceeds; build a City; Peter views the Country at a Distance; hears of a Prophecy of the King of Norbon'j Daughter Stygee; goes thither; kills the King's Nephew; fulfils the Prophecy, by engaging Stygee to Georigetti; returns. THIS Race,. notwithstanding all that.the Ragams could fay to keep up their Credit, and to prevent the Peoples perceiving what Fools they had made of themhad so good. and sudden an Effect on the Peoples Prejudices; that upon issuing the first Proclamation, there was no Occasion for the second; for at least twenty-five thoufand Men appeared voluntary at the Rendezvous, of the old Slaves, whose Masters, tho' they were declared free, had used divers Devices to oppress them, and render even their Freedom a fort of Slavery, besides Women and Children: So that we had now only to pick and chuse those who would be likeliest to be of Service to the new Colony. Nafgig and I differed now about the Choice of Persons; he as a Soldier, was for taking mostly single young Men, and I for taking whole Families; tho' some were either too old or too young for War; and upon further Consideration, t he he agreed with me; for I told him, young Men would leave a Father, Mother, or Mistress behind them, which would either cause a hankering after home, and consequently the bad Example of Desertion; or else create an uneasy Spirit, and perh; ps a general Distaste to the Settlement; so we chose those whole Families, where they ofsered, which had the most young Men in them first; then others, in like Order j after that Man by Man, asking them severally, if any Woman they liked would go with them; and if fo, we took her, till we had about thirteen thoufand fighting Men, besides old Men, Women and Childre...

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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. 1751. Excerpt: ... CHAP. XX. Tht Race reconciles the two Kingdoms; the Colony proceeds; build a City; Peter views the Country at a Distance; hear...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217392709

ISBN - 13:9780217392709

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