"I don't so much mind your dancing," said the White Settler
, putting a fresh cartridge into his rifle, "but if you attempt to make me dance you will become a good Indian lamented by all who didn't know you.
The bees, according to popular assertion, are migrating like the settlers
, to the west.
The aborigines are always anxious to borrow the dogs from the farm-houses: the use of them, the offal when an animal is killed, and some milk from the cows, are the peace-offerings of the settlers
, who push farther and farther towards the interior.
When the snow lay deepest no wanderer ventured near my house for a week or fortnight at a time, but there I lived as snug as a meadow mouse, or as cattle and poultry which are said to have survived for a long time buried in drifts, even without food; or like that early settler
's family in the town of Sutton, in this State, whose cottage was completely covered by the great snow of 1717 when he was absent, and an Indian found it only by the hole which the chimney's breath made in the drift, and so relieved the family.
"Though I have spent some years, in this quarter, I can hardly be called a settler
, seeing that I have no regular abode, and seldom pass more than a month, at a time, on the same range."
It was partly to this vague fear that Marner was indebted for protecting him from the persecution that his singularities might have drawn upon him, but still more to the fact that, the old linen-weaver in the neighbouring parish of Tarley being dead, his handicraft made him a highly welcome settler
to the richer housewives of the district, and even to the more provident cottagers, who had their little stock of yarn at the year's end.
All their worldly goods are a bag, a large chest and an old chair: one, old, high- backed, rush-bottomed chair: a solitary settler
And now, my children, I would have you fancy yourselves in the cabin of the good ship Arbella; because, if you could behold the passengers aboard that vessel, you would feel what a blessing and honor it was for New England to have such settlers
. They were the best men and women of their day.
It is a singular feature in American life that at the beginning of this century, when the proprietor of the estate had occasion for settlers
on a new settlement and in a remote county, he was enabled to draw them from among the increase of the former colony.
Bold and daring enterprise, stubborn endurance of privation, unflinching intrepidity in facing danger, and inflexible adherence to conscientious principle, had steeled to energetic and unyielding hardihood the characters of the primitive settlers
of all these colonies.
The belief was communicated to the English settlers
, and is hardly yet extinct, that a gem, of such immense size as to be seen shining miles away, hangs from a rock over a clear, deep lake, high up among the hills.
We were Moors and Spaniards almost as often as we were British and Americans, or settlers