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" They care for little, because they want but little ; and the reason is, a little contents them. In this they are sufficiently revenged on us. If they are ignorant of our pleasures, they are also free from our pains. They are not disquieted with bills... "
Sketches of the History, Manners, and Customs of the North American Indians ... - Page 93
by James Buchanan - 1824 - 156 pages
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William Penn's Own Account of the Lenni Lenape Or Delaware Indians

William Penn - Delaware Indians - 1970 - 96 pages
...They care for little, because they want but little; and the Reason is, a little contents them: In this they are sufficiently revenged on us; if they are...with Bills of Lading and Exchange, nor perplexed with Chancery-Suits and Exchequer-Reckonings. We sweat and toil to live; their pleasure feeds them, I mean,...
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William Penn and the Founding of Pennsylvania: A Documentary History

Jean R. Soderlund - History - 1983 - 432 pages
...They care for little because they want but little; and the reason is, a little contents them. In this they are sufficiently revenged on us; if they are...and exchange, nor perplexed with chancery suits and exchequer reckonings. We sweat and toil to live; their pleasure feeds them, I mean, their hunting,...
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The Noble Savage in the New World Garden: Notes Toward a Syntactics of Place

Gaile McGregor - Literary Criticism - 1988 - 357 pages
...perpetually; they never have much, nor want much... and the Reason is, a little contents them: In this they are sufficiently revenged on us; if they are...our Pleasures, they are also free from our Pains. The echo of Montaigne is quite noticeable here, overlaid with a mildly affectionate, almost paternal,...
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The Noble Savage in the New World Garden: Notes Toward a Syntactics of Place

Gaile McGregor - Literary Criticism - 1988 - 357 pages
...perpetually; they never have much, nor want much...and the Reason is, a little contents them: In this they are sufficiently revenged on us; if they are...our Pleasures, they are also free from our Pains. The echo of Montaigne is quite noticeable here, overlaid with a mildly affectionate, almost paternal,...
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Discoverers, Explorers, Settlers: The Diligent Writers of Early America

Wayne Franklin - History - 1989 - 252 pages
...("They care for little, because they want but little; and the Reason is, a little contents them: In this they are sufficiently revenged on us; if they are ignorant of our Pleasures, they are also free from our'Pains" [233]), he sees in them a threat to English continence, a possible loosening of the settler's...
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Words that Make New Jersey History: A Primary Source Reader

Howard L. Green - History - 1995 - 295 pages
...property. .. . They care for little, because they want but little.... A little contents them. In this they are sufficiently revenged on us. If they are...with bills of lading and exchange, nor perplexed with chancery-suits and exchequer-reckonings. We sweat and toil to live; their pleasure feeds them; I mean,...
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American Religion: Religion in the new nation

David Turley - Religion - 1998 - 1568 pages
...They care for little, because they want but little, and the reason is, a little contents them: in this they are sufficiently revenged on us, if they are...and exchange, nor perplexed with chancery suits and exchequer reckonings. We sweat and toil to live; their pleasure feeds them; I mean their hunting, fishing,...
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Empire and Others: British Encounters with Indigenous Peoples, 1600-1850

Michael Daunton - History - 1999 - 400 pages
...To him these descendants of the Jews who "believed in God and immortality" had few wants. They were "not disquieted with bills of lading and exchange, nor perplexed with chancery suits and exchequer reckoning", but they were "exact observers of property", and their land must be purchased,...
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Monthly Bulletin of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Volume 24

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Libraries - 1920
...They care for little, because they want but little, and the reason is, a little contents them: in this they are sufficiently revenged on us; if they are...with bills of lading and exchange, nor perplexed with chancery-suits and exchequer reckonings. We sweat and toil to live; their pleasure feeds them; I mean...
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Proceedings, American Philosophical Society (vol. 127, No. 5, 1983)

...They care for little, because they want but little, and the reason is, a little contents them: In this they are sufficiently revenged on us; if they are...from our Pains. They are not disquieted with Bills of Landing and Exchange, nor perplexed with Chancery-Suits and Exchequer-Reckonings. We sweat and toil...
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