Journeys in New Worlds: Early American Women's Narratives by William L. Andrews, Annette Kolodny, Daniel B. Shea, Sargent

By William L. Andrews, Annette Kolodny, Daniel B. Shea, Sargent Bush Jr., Amy Schrager Lang

Provides the private narratives of 4 ladies within the early days of yankee cost. those are stories of exploration past traditional obstacles, women's voyages of self-discovery in a brand new international. The authors comprise Mary Rowlandson, Sarah Knight, Elizabeth Trist and Elizabeth Ashbridge.

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Hearing, I say, that I was in this Indian Town, he obtained leave to come and see me. He told me he himself was wounded in the Leg, at Capt. Beers his fight; and was not able sometime to go, but as they carried him, and that he took oaken leaves and laid to his wound, and through the blessing of God he was able to travel again. Then I took oaken leaves and laid to my side, and with the blessing of God it cured me also; yet before the cure was wrought, I may say as it is in Psal. xxxviii. 5, 6, My wounds stink and are corrupt, I am troubled, I am bowed down greatly, I go mourning all the day long.

14. Capt. Mosely: An ex-Jamaica privateer and a notorious Indian-hater, Samuel Mosely was one of the most popular and cruelest officers in the English army. THE CAPTIVITY AND RESTORATION OF MRS. MARY ROWLANDSON 35 renewed my strength still, and carried me along, that I might see more of his power, yea, so much that I could never have thought of had I not experienced it. After this it quickly began to Snow; and when night came on they stopt; and now down I must sit in the Snow, (by a little fire and a few boughs behind me,) with my sick Child in my lap; and calling much for water, being now (thorough the wound) fallen into a violent Fever; (my own wound also growing so stiff that I could scarce sit down or rise up;) yet so it must be, that I must sit all this cold winter night upon the cold snowy ground, with my sick Child in my arms, looking that every hour would be the last of its life; and having no Christian Friend near me, either to comfort or help me.

Come, behold . in Ihe earth": Psalm 46:8. " 34 AMY SCHRAGER LANG resemblance of hell! And as miserable was the waste that was there made of Horses, Cattle, Sheep, Swine, Calves, Lambs, Roasting Pigs, and Fowls, (which they had plundered in the Town,) some roasting, some lying and burning, and some boyling, to feed our merciless Enemies; who were joyful enough, though we were disconsolate. To add to the dolefulness of the former day, and the dismalness of the present night, my thoughts ran upon my losses and sad bereaved condition.

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