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BIBLIOTHECA AMERICANA.

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- I look into the times of old, but they seem dim, like reflecting
moonbeams, on a distant, placid lake.”.

Ossian.
“Civil History, it is of three kinds; not unfitly to be compared
with three kinds of pictures or images we see ; some are unfinished,
some are perfect, and some are defaced. So of histories we may
find three kinds, Memorials, Perfect Histories, and Antiquities ;
for Memorials are history unfinished, or the first or rough draughts
of history; and Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants
of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck of time.
Histories make men wise, poets witty; the mathematics, subtile ;
natural philosophy, deep, moral, grave; logic and rhetoric, able to
contend; Abeunt studia in mores.

......Lord Bacon.

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NEW YORK:
WILLIAM GOWANS.

60 COPIES PRINTED ON LARGE PAPER 4TO. ESTABLISHED IN

PENNSYLVANIA AND NEW-JERSEY

IN

A MERICA,

BEING A TRUE ACCOUNT OF THE COUNTRY; WITH ITS PRODUCE AND

COMMODITIES THERE MADE IN THE YEAR 1685.

BY THOMAS BUDD.

A NEW EDITION WITH AN INTRODUCTION AND COPIOUS HISTORICAL NOTES.

BY EDWARD ARMSTRONG,

MEMBER OF THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PENNSYLVANIA, &c.,

Who loves fair nature, fails not here to find
Her charms in all variety combined ;
Her magic hand profuse has here bestowed
Hill, valley, mountain, glen, and foaming flood,
Innumorous islets crowned with shrubs and flowers,
Moistened with rainbow spray, and sparkling showers,
Sweetly bestrew each river's craggy bed,
While frowning rocks above, their sorrow spread ;
Meadows and groves enrobed in living green,
Adorn their banks and deck the beauteous scene.-DRYDEN.

“ Agriculture is so universally understood among them, that neither man nor
woman is ignorant of it. They are instructed in it from their childhood, partly
at school and partly by practice, being frequently led into the fields near the town,
where they not only see others at work, but become exercised in it themselves.
Beside agriculture, so common to them, every man hath some peculiar trade, as
the manufacture of wool or flax, masonry, smith's or carpenter's work. They
wear one sort of clothes, without any other distinction than what is necessary
for different sexes, and the married and unmarried. The fashion never changes,
is easy and agreeable, suited to the climate, and for summer as well as winter.

SIR THOMAS MORE.

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