What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
appeared arms arrived bears began better boat bring brother brought called Captain carry chief cloth COLONIAL corn covered danger eight enemy England English entered father fear feet fire fish five followed four friends gave give Governor ground grow half hand head heard horses hundred Indians island John keep killed kind King land live look March master means miles morning never night once passed person pieces pirates reason rest returned river sail seems seen sent seven shillings ship side soon sort story strong taken things thought told took town trade trees turn Virginia wife wild women woods young
Page 49 - Make no friendship with an angry man ; and with a furious man thou shalt not go: lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul.
Page 212 - Collections; they were small chapmen's books, and cheap, 40 or 50 in all. My father's little library consisted chiefly of books in polemic divinity, most of which I read, and have since often regretted that, at a time when I had such a thirst for knowledge, more proper books had not fallen in my way, since it was now resolved I should not be a clergyman.
Page 198 - When I saw another fond of popularity, constantly employing himself in political bustles, neglecting his own affairs, and ruining them by that neglect ; He pays indeed, says I, too much for his whistle.
Page 197 - I then came home, and went whistling all over the house, much pleased with my whistle, but disturbing all the family. My brothers, and sisters, and cousins, understanding the bargain I had made, told me I had given four times as much for it as it was worth...
Page 211 - ... near the marsh, and which would very well suit our purpose. Accordingly, in the evening, when the workmen were gone, I assembled a number of my playfellows, and working with them diligently like so many emmets, sometimes two or three to a stone, we brought them all away and built our little wharf.
Page 198 - If I knew a miser, who gave up every kind of comfortable living, all the pleasure of doing good to others, all the esteem of his fellowcitizens, and the joys of benevolent friendship for the sake of accumulating wealth, Poor man, said I, you pay too much for your whistle.
Page 133 - Being thus passed the vast ocean, and a sea of troubles before in their preparation (as may be remembered by that which went before), they had now no friends to welcome them, nor inns to entertain or refresh their weather-beaten bodies, no houses or much less towns to repair to, to seek for succor.
Page 215 - I ought to punish the boy, and make him do better. So, after school was done, I went up to him and told him I had been beaten several times for his failures. I told him that since the master would not punish him I would, and I should do so as often as I was punished for him. Then I drubbed him well. The boy never came to school any more. And so that unfortunate matter ended. Though I was often beaten for my play, and my little roguish tricks, yet I don't remember that I was ever beaten for my lessons...
Page 31 - ... the sea. Then from the side of the ship which was from the town arose a great smoke, which covered all the ship, and in that smoke she vanished away ; but some saw her keel sink into the water. This was seen by many, men and women, and it continued about a quarter of an hour.