Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Titel:
The life, studies and works of Benjamin West, Esq. president of The Royal Academy of London
Person:
Galt, John
Persistente ID:
urn:nbn:de:gbv:wim2-g-1662038
PURL:
https://digitalesammlungen.uni-weimar.de/viewer/resolver?urn=urn:nbn:de:gbv:wim2-g-1663247
Captain 
West 
and 
his 
companions 
Pro- 
Ceeded through the woods and'al0ng the banks of 
the 
river 
towards 
the 
SCEHE 
of 
the 
battle. 
The 
regarded the expedition 
Indians 
as a religious ser- 
the troops with 
guided 
vice, and 
awe, and in pro- 
found 
silence. 
The 
soldiers 
were 
affected 
with 
sentiments 
not less serious; 
and as they explored 
the 
bewildering 
labyrinths 
df 
those vast 
forests, 
their 
were 
hearts 
often melted with inexpressible 
skeletons lying 
for they frequently found 
sorrow ; 
across the trunks of fallen 
trees, a mournful proof 
HIGH 
that the 
to their imaginations 
who sat there, 
had 
perished 
of 
hunger, 
in 
vainly attempting 
to 
find 
their 
way 
to 
the 
plantationb. 
Sometimes 
their 
were 
feelings 
raised 
to 
the 
utmost 
pitch of 
horror 
the 
by 
sight 
of 
sculls and bones scattered 
On the ground-_a certain indication that the bodies 
had 
been 
devoured 
by wild beasts ; 
in other 
and 
places they saw the blackness of 
ashes amidst the 
relics,- 
-the tremendous evidence of atrocious rites. 
VII. At length they 
Fiver not far from the 
reached a turn 
principal scene 
of 
of 
the 
de- 
Struction, and the Indian 
death of the two oificers, 
who remembered the 
stopped; the detach-
        

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