“The accounts of Philip’s wars would be highly entertaining, but for the unfeeling barbarities, and cold, calculating horrors of savage warfare which mark every stage of their progress.”
Benjamin Thompson, The History of Long Island (1843), Vol 1. p. 78
I ran across this while conducting research at the John Carter Brown library this morning. It’s not going into my dissertation (Jill Lepore already wrote that book!), but the contrast between the first and second parts of the sentence is so odd that I can’t let it go, either.
This neglected blog may become a temporary home for orphan research fragments.