Early American Literature Quotes

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Last updated: May 6, 2019
“So that thus it is, that natural men are held in the hand of God over the pit of Hell”
Sinners at the Hands of an Angry God

“Therefore let every one that is out of Christ, now awake and fly from the wrath to come”
Sinners at the Hands of an Angry God

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“My pleasant things in ashes lie, And them behold no more shall I.

Anne Bradstreet

“The stench of the hold while we were on the coast was so intolerably loathsome, that it was dangerous to remain there for any time, and some of us had been permitted to stay on the deck for the fresh air”
Oladuh Equiano

“Surely this is a new refinement in cruelty, which, while it has not advantage to atone for it, thus aggravates distress, and adds fresh horrors even to the wretchedness of slavery.”
Oladuh Equiano

“We scoffed at their cures and at the idea we knew hot to heal. But they withheld food from us until we complied. An Indian told me I knew not whereof I spoke in saying their methods had no effect.”
La Relacion

“Now the onely way to avoyde this shipwracke and to provide for our posterity is to followe the Counsell of Micah, to doe Justly, to love mercy, to wlake humbly with our God, for this end, wee must be knitt together in this worke as one man, wee must entertaine each other in brotherly Affeccion, wee must be willing to abridge our selves of our superfluities, for the supply of others necessities”
City Upon a Hill

“Thus it pleased God to vanquish their enemies and give them deliverance; and by His special providence so to dispose that not any one of them wer eeither hurt or hit, though their arrows cam close by them and on every side of them; and sundry of their coats, which hung up in the barricado, were shot through and through.”
Plymouth Plantation

“They began now to gather in the small harvest they had, and to fit up their houses and dwellings against winter, being all well recovered in health and strength and had all things in good plenty.

Plymouth Plantation

“Anew spoke the great Manito, a manito to manitos,”
Walum Olum

“The great sea turtle came and agreed to receive her on his back.”
World on the Turtle’s Back

“I am Dekanawida and with the Five Nations’ Confederate Lords I plant the Tree of the Great Peace.”
Iroquois Constitution

“My purpose is not to persuade children from their parents, men from their wives, nor servants from their masters, only such as with free consent may be spared.”
Description of New England

“Two dayes after, Powhatan having disguised himselfe in the most fearefull manner he could, caused Capt. Smith to be brought forth to a great house in the woods, and there upon a mat by the fire to be left alone.”
History of Virginia

“Shortly after Smith returned to Jamestown, Captain Christopher Newport arrived from England to lead the colony.”
History of Virginia

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