“To do justice to any subject, sir, the narrator must he suffered to proceed in his own way,” continued the sheriff.
The sheriff had now touched his cousin in a sensitive spot; and Marmaduke lent a more attentive ear to the speaker, who, after waiting a moment to see the effect of this extraordinary development, proceeded:
After having granted this permission, the Prince proceeded
on his way over the green amidst the most enthusiastic acclamations.
And how will they proceed
? Will each bring the result of his labours into a common stock?--the individual husbandman, for example, producing for four, and labouring four times as long and as much as he need in the provision of food with which he supplies others as well as himself; or will he have nothing to do with others and not be at the trouble of producing for them, but provide for himself alone a fourth of the food in a fourth of the time, and in the remaining three-fourths of his time be employed in making a house or a coat or a pair of shoes, having no partnership with others, but supplying himself all his own wants?
It was so thick, and the foliage so dense, that it was quite fatiguing to proceed. Woodroof and anemonies grew almost too high; blooming convolvuluses and blackberry-bushes hung in long garlands from tree to tree, where the nightingale sang and the sunbeams were playing: it was very beautiful, but it was no place for girls to go; their clothes would get so torn.
This he had done, and was now going on in wooden shoes and in his humble dress, for the bell sounded with so deep a tone, and with such strange power, that proceed he must.
I sold my farm on the Yadkin, and what goods we could not carry with us; and on the twenty-fifth day of September, 1773, bade a farewel to our friends, and proceeded on our journey to Kentucke, in company with five families more, and forty men that joined us in Powel's Valley, which is one hundred and fifty miles from the now settled parts of Kentucke.
We proceeded with all possible expedition until we came within fifteen miles of where Boonsborough now stands, and where we were fired upon by a party of Indians that killed two, and wounded two of our number; yet, although surprised and taken at a disadvantage, we stood our ground.
Giving the sailor a piece of money in return for his civility, Dantes proceeded
onwards; but ere he had gone many steps he heard the man loudly calling him to stop.
On the ensuing morning they resumed their march at an early hour, but had not proceeded
far when the hunters, who were beating up the country in the advance, came galloping back, making signals to encamp, and crying Indians!
The national government, in such cases, will not be affected by this pride, but will proceed
with moderation and candor to consider and decide on the means most proper to extricate them from the difficulties which threaten them.
To deny the existence of a passion of which we often see manifest instances, seems to be very strange and absurd; and can indeed proceed
only from that self-admonition which we have mentioned above: but how unfair is this!