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Colonial Sense: Regional History: Journals: The Journal of Madam Knight: Biography

sarah kemble knight the journal of madam knight

Knight was born on April 19, 1666, in Boston, Massachusetts, to Thomas Kemble and Elizabeth Trerice Kemble. They remind us, too, that prejudices have shaped society in every age. But I could get no sleep, because of the clamor of some of the town topers in next room, who were entered into a strong debate concerning the signification of the name of their country; viz. Devil’s, a few miles further. “Pay as money” is provisions, as aforesaid, one-third cheaper than as the Assembly or General Court sets it; and “Trust” as they and the merchant agree for time. New York: American Book Company, 1938. The sauce was of a deep purple, which I thought was boiled in her dye kettle; the bread was Indian, and everything on the table service agreeable to these.

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Sarah Kemble Knight and Spirituality

sarah kemble knight the journal of madam knight

When the newlyweds moved to Connecticut, Knight sold her property in Boston and went with them. She followed the route now used by the Pennsylvania Central Railroad. The diary is a prime example focuses on externals; is unrevised, immediate, and fragmentary; may extend for many years; and usually has no audience in mind except the writer him- or herself. Haven’s, I was very civilly received, and courteously entertained, in a clean, comfortable house; and the good woman was very active in helping off my riding clothes, and then asked what I would eat. Thou hast their Giddy Brains possest.


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Sarah Kemble Knight. Vol. II. The Beginnings of Americanism: 1650

sarah kemble knight the journal of madam knight

Since there were very few roads or bridges, Knight had to seek the help of guides during her journey from Boston to New Haven. But to get rid of them, I told her I came there to have the post’s company with me to-morrow on my journey, etc. However, like the rest of deluded souls that post to the infernal den, we made all possible speed to this devil’s habitation; where alighting, in full assurance of good accommodation, we were going in. . Kessinger Publishing is the place to find hundreds of thousands of rare and hard-to-find books with something of interest for everyone. Here, having called for something to eat, the woman brought in a twisted thing like a cable, but something whiter; and, laying it on the board, tugged for life to bring it into a capacity to spread; which having with great pains accomplished, she served in a dish of pork and cabbage, I suppose the remains of dinner.

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made Good speed Boston Businesswoman Sarah Knight Travels From Kingston to New London, 1704

sarah kemble knight the journal of madam knight

This little Hutt was one of the wretchedest I ever saw a habitation for human creatures. Hog’s head all one this. When we had rid about an hour, we came into a thick swamp, which by reason of a great fog, very much startled me, it being now very dark. Published in 1825, nearly a century after Knight's death, it is an account of her journey through in 1704. ” “What do you pay in? And they generally lived very well and comfortably in their families.

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Sarah Kemble Knight (1666

sarah kemble knight the journal of madam knight

But his worship it seems was gone into the field, with a brother in office to gather in his pompions; whither the malefactor is hurried, and complaint made, and satisfaction in the name of justice demanded. Tuesday, October the third, about 8 in the morning, I with the post proceeded forward without observing any thing remarkable; and about two, afternoon, arrived at the post’s second stage, where the western post met him and exchanged letters. She died near Norwalk on Christmas Day, 1727. Yet swelling fears surprise; all dark appears— Nothing but Light can dissipate those fears. You shouldn’t do so—it’s a grandy wicked thing to steal. Some Joy I felt just now, when safe got or'e Yon Surly River to this Rugged shore, Deeming Rough welcomes from these clownish Trees, Better than Lodgings wth Nereidees.

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Sarah Kemble Knight

sarah kemble knight the journal of madam knight

Later, she encounters a very poor family, for whom she seems to feel an overwhelming sense of empathy. ” Perhaps the chap replies, “Yes. One said it was named so by the Indians, because there grew a brier there, of a prodigious height and bigness, the like hardly ever known, called by the Indians Narragansett; and quotes an Indian of so barbarous a name for his author, that I could not write it. They arrived at their destination in three days, and Knight once again wrote about the local culture. Contrast with journals of male contemporaries other travel journals, for example.

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Colonial Sense: Regional History: Journals: The Journal of Madam Knight: Biography

sarah kemble knight the journal of madam knight

Along the way, Knight may seem to feel fear or apprehension, but she urges herself on, conquering her fears as she crosses rivers, swamps, and woods, in canoe, on horseback and by foot. Election, which is annually observed according to charter, to choose their governor—a blessing they can never be thankful enough for, as they will find, if ever it be their hard fortune to lose it. They delayed as they had hitherto done, hoping to tire my patience. Sometime before 1689, Sarah married Richard Knight, who was probably a sea captain and was often away from home. The family were the old man, his wife and two Children; all and every part being the picture of poverty. Private journals and diaries also offer glimpses of how people lived—and how they managed to travel long distances—in various parts of America. But being ignorant of the way, Madam Belcher, seeing no persuasions of her good spouse’s or hers could prevail with me to lodge there that night, very kindly went with me to the tavern, where I hoped to get my guide, and desired the hostess to inquire of her guests whether any of them would go with me.

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The Journal of Madame Knight by Sarah Kemble Knight

sarah kemble knight the journal of madam knight

Knight sometimes showed the prejudices of an upper-class Bostonian. Those who profess to favor freedom and deprecate agitation. The men in the kitchen next to the room in which she stayed were quite loud and drunk and so she composed the following: I ask thy Aid, O Potent Rum!. And I know not but my wishes took effect; for the dispute soon ended with t’other dram; and so good night! After finishing their business in New York, she and Trowbridge returned to New Haven. Sermons, for example, frequently stressed the ideal woman's qualities of modesty, piety, humility, patience, charity, and so on.

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Knight, Sarah Kemble

sarah kemble knight the journal of madam knight

Governor Winthrop to stay and take a supper with him, whose wonderful civility I may not omit. Perry Miller and Thomas H. “Then John shan’t go,” says she. Like the work of other women writers and amateur authors, this might have been circulated among family and friends by the author, but it did not have a wider readership until it was actually published. In addition to writing the journal, Knight was a successful businesswoman and legal advisor.


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