Colonial Days & Dames

J. B. Lippincott Company, 1894 - 248 páginas
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A biography of the black singer and songwriter from South Carolina who is credited with introducing the blues, spirituals, protest songs, and other types of African American music to a worldwide audience.

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Página 129 - I desire you would remember the ladies, and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could. If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice, or representation.
Página 129 - And, by the way, in the new code of laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make, I desire you would remember the ladies and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the husbands. Remember, all men would be tyrants if they could.
Página 48 - We had for our chaplain a zealous Presbyterian minister, Mr. Beatty, who complained to me that the men did not generally attend his prayers and exhortations. When they enlisted, they were promised, besides pay and provisions, a gill of rum a day, which was punctually served out to them, half in the morning, and the other half in the evening ; and I observed they were as punctual in attending to receive it, upon which I said to Mr.
Página 161 - But as that's only adding fuel to fire, it makes me the more uneasy, for by often, and unavoidably, being in company with her revives my former passion for your Lowland beauty; whereas, was I to live more retired from young women, I might in some measure eliviate my sorrows, by burying that chaste and troublesome passion in the grave of oblivion...
Página 39 - ... about three or four Miles out of Town, where they have Houses of entertainment at a place called the Bowery, and some go to friends Houses who handsomely treat them.
Página 228 - ... apprehending him. To see Dr. Samuel Johnson lying in that bed, in the Isle of Sky, in the house of Miss Flora Macdonald, struck me with such a group of ideas as it is not easy for words to describe as they passed through the mind. He smiled, and said, "I have had no ambitious thoughts in it.
Página 134 - Right careful to save what I gain ; Yet cheerfully spends, and smiles on the friends I've the pleasure to entertain. ' Some faults have we all, and so has my Joan, But then they're exceedingly small ; And, now I'm grown used to them, so like my own, I scarcely can see them at all, "Were the finest young princess, with millions in purst.
Página 39 - Chest by the bed side, and setting up, fell to my old way of composing my Resentments, in the following manner: I ask thy Aid, O Potent Rum! To Charm these wrangling Topers Dum. Thou hast their Giddy Brains possest— The man confounded wth the Beast — And I, poor I, can get no rest. Intoxicate them with thy fumes: O still their Tongues till morning comes!
Página 220 - He trusts not to be considered as unpardonably offending by laying out a street that infringes upon nobody's private rights, and appropriating a lot of land which had no visible owner, and building a house of materials long in use for constructing castles in the air.
Página 165 - Knox] and the ladies of the two latter, with all the gentlemen of my family, Mrs. Lear and the two children, we visited the old position of Fort Washington, and afterwards dined on a dinner provided by Mr. Mariner, at the house lately of Colonel Morris, but confiscated and in the possession of a common Fanner.

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