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Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island Semi-State Capital, a city of 54,595 pop., at the head of Narragansett Bay. Connected to Boston, New York and other principal cities by railroads. The commerce and manufactures are very extensive and important. The largest city in the state, and the second in New England. Seat of Brown University. Value of manufactures for the year 1864, $30,638,177.
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 1. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Narrative and legendary poems (search)
ilver buckles and spurs beneath, And the settlers welcomed him, one and all, From swift Quampeagan to Gonic Fall. And he said to the elders: “Lo, I come As the way seemed open to seek a home. Somewhat the Lord hath wrought by my hands In the Narragansett and Netherlands, And if here ye have work for a Christian man, I will tarry, and serve ye as best I can. I boast not of gifts, but fain would own The wonderful favor God hath shown, The special mercy vouchsafed one day On the shore of Narragansett Bay, As I sat, with my pipe, from the camp aside, And mused like Isaac at eventide. A sudden sweetness of peace I found, A garment of gladness wrapped me round I felt from the law of works released, The strife of the flesh and spirit ceased, My faith to a full assurance grew, And all I had hoped for myself I knew. Now, as God appointeth, I keep my way, I shall not stumble, I shall not stray; He hath taken away my fig-leaf dress, I wear the robe of His righteousness; And the shafts of Sat
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 3. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Anti-Slavery Poems (search)
d sky. East, West, and North, the shout is heard, Of freemen rising for the right: Each valley hath its rallying word, Each hill its signal light. O'er Massachusetts' rocks of gray, The strengthening light of freedom shines, Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay, And Vermont's snow-hung pines! From Hudson's frowning palisades To Alleghany's laurelled crest, O'er lakes and prairies, streams and glades, It shines upon the West. Speed on the light to those who dwell In Slavery's land of woe and sin, Nashua flows, To where Wachuset's wintry blasts the mountain larches stir, Swelled up to Heaven the thrilling cry of ‘ God save Latimer! ’ And sandy Barnstable rose up, wet with the salt sea spray; And Bristol sent her answering shout down Narragansett Bay! Along the broad Connecticutold Hampden felt the thrill, And the cheer of Hampshire's woodmen swept down from Holyoke Hill. The voice of Massachusetts! Of her free sons and daughters, Deep calling unto deep aloud, the sound of many waters!
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 4. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), The tent on the Beach (search)
no more return! And men shall sigh, and women weep, Whose dear ones pale and pine, And sadly over sunset seas Await the ghostly sign. They know not that its sails are filled By pity's tender breath, Nor see the Angel at the helm Who steers the Ship of Death! 1866. ‘Chill as a down-east breeze should be,’ The Book-man said. “A ghostly touch The legend has. I'm glad to see Your flying Yankee beat the Dutch.” “Well, here is something of the sort Which one midsummer day I caught In Narragansett Bay, for lack of fish.” ‘We wait,’ the Traveller said; ‘serve hot or cold your dish.’ The Palatine. Block Island in Long Island Sound, called by the Indians Manisees, the isle of the little god, was the scene of a tragic incident a hundred years or more ago, when The Palatine, an emigrant ship bound for Philadelphia, driven off its course, came upon the coast at this point. A mutiny on board, followed by an inhuman desertion on the part of the crew, had brought the unha
ined by Captain Underhill, who with twenty men had arrived from Massachusetts. He sent back twenty of his own men to protect the settlements. Mason's military skill made him averse to attacking the enemy, as he was expressly ordered to do, on their western frontier, where he would be expected, and after prayerful consideration over night the council of war was unanimous in favor of making the attack, through the Narragansett country, in their rear. They arrived near the entrance to Narragansett Bay, Saturday evening, May 20th. A storm following the Sabbath, they did not disembark till Tuesday evening. Wednesday, with seventy-seven brave Englishmen (the rest being left in charge of the vessels), sixty frightened Mohegans, and four hundred more terrified Nyantics and Narragansetts, supplied by a friendly sachem of the latter tribe, he began his march towards the Pequot country. Thursday night they reached the foot of the hill where stood the stronghold of the Pequots; their approa
5, 44. Mount Enoch, 81. Mount Feake named by Gov. Winthrop, 26; named from Robert Feake, the Governor's son-in-law, 26; marked upon plan made in 1640, 28; name still retained, 28; included in Oldham Farm, 38; water-works near, 141. Mt. Feake cemetery, 28. Muddy River, 34. Mule-spinning introduced, 133. Munnings, George, loses an eye. 42. Naemkecke, 10 n. 1. Nahant 11 n. 3. Nantasket, 13, 31, 37, 38. Nantasket Point, colonists put ashore on, 13. Nantucket, 46. Narragansett Bay, 43. Narragansett fort, capture of, 61. Narragansetts, fear of an uprising of, 41; aid the English in Pequot War, 43. Nashaway, plantation at, 47; 62. Nasing, the birth-place of John Eliot, 66. Natick, Indian church at, 60, 69, 79. Naumkeag, 10, 11 n. 2. Negro infant baptized, 99. Negroes, 59. Neihumkek, 11. Neipnett, 20. New-Church Chapels, old and new, 122. New-Church Institute of Education, 123. New-Church School, 27, 122-3; favorable condition of
m profitable information; he told also the names, number and strength of the nearer people, especially of the Wampanoags, a tribe destined to become memorable in the history of New England. After some little negotiation, in which an Indian, who had been Chap VIII.} 1621 carried away by Hunt, had learned English in England, and had, in an earlier expedition, returned to his native land, acted as an interpreter, Massasoit himself, the sachem of the tribe possessing the country north of Narragansett Bay, and between the rivers of Providence and Taunton, came to visit the Pil- Mar 22. grims, who, with their wives and children, now amounted to no more than fifty. The chieftain of a race as yet so new to the Pilgrims, was received with all the ceremonies which the condition of the colony permitted. A treaty of friendship was soon completed in few and unequivocal terms. The par ties promised to abstain from mutual injuries, and to deliver up offenders; the colonists were to receive ass
d, can never be erased without the total destruction of the work. The principles which he first sustained amidst the bickerings of a colonial parish, next asserted in the general court of Massachusetts, and then introduced into the wilds on Narragansett Bay, he soon found occasion to publish to the world, and to defend as the 1644 basis of the religious freedom of mankind; so that, borrowing the rhetoric employed by his antagonist in derision, we may compare him to the lark, the pleasant bird yall of the fidelity of the people, seemed about to subvert the fundamental state and government of the country. Winter was at hand; Williams succeeded in obtaining permission to remain till spring; intending then to begin a plantation in Narragansett Bay. But the affections of the people of Salem revived, and could not be restrained; they thronged to his house to hear him whom they were so soon to lose forever; it began to be rumored, that he could not safely be allowed to found a new state
e Piscataqua had not been peopled by Puritans; and the system of Massachusetts could not properly be applied to the new acquisitions. In September, the general court adopted the measure which justice recommended; neither the freemen nor the deputies of New Hampshire were required to be church members. Thus political harmony was maintained, though the settlements long retained marks of the difference of their origin. The attempt to gain possession of the territory on Chap. X.} 1642 Narragansett Bay was less deserving of success. Massachusetts proceeded with the decision of an independent state. Samuel Gorton, a wild but benevolent enthusiast, who used to say, heaven was not a place, there was no heaven but in the hearts of good men, no hell but in the mind, had created disturbances in the district of Warwick. A minority of the inhabitants, wearied with harassing disputes, requested the interference of the 1641 magistrates of Massachusetts, III. Mass. Hist. Coll. i. 2—4. W
e not virtue enough for independence, nor do I think it calculated for your happiness; besides, I have some remaining prejudices as an Englishman. In December, Lee left the camp for ten days to inspect the harbor of Newport, and plan works for its defence. His visit, which had no permanent effect, was chiefly remarkable for his arbitrary conduct in administering a very strong oath to some of the leading tories. After his departure the British vessels of war plundered the islands in Narragansett bay as before. Meantime Dunmore, driven from the land of Virginia, maintained the command of the water by means of a flotilla, composed of the Mercury of twenty four guns, the Kingfisher of sixteen, the Otter of fourteen, with other ships, and light vessels, and tenders, which he had engaged in the king's service. At Norfolk, a town of about six thousand inhabitants, a newspaper was published by John Holt. About noon on the last day of September, Dunmore, finding fault with its favorin
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