The soveraignty and goodness of God, together with the faithfulness of his promises displayed: being a narrative of the captivity and restauration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson. : Commended by her, to all that desire to know the Lords doings to, & dealings with her; especially to her dear children and relations.
Rowlandson, Mary White, ca. 1635-1711.
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The Seventeenth Remove.

A comfortable Remove it was to me, because of my hopes. They gave me my pack, and a|long we went chearfully; but quickly my Will poved more than my Strength; having little or no Refreshing, my Strength failed, and my Spirits were almost quite gone. Now may I say as David, Psal. 109. 22, 23, 24. I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me. I am gone like the shadow when it declineth: I am tossed up and down like the Locust: my knees are weak through fasting, and my flesh faileth of fatness.t Night we came to an Indian Town, and the In|dians sat down by a Wigwam discoursing, but I was almost spent, and could scarce speak. I laid down my Load, and went into the Wigwam, and there sat an Indian boyling of Horses Feet; (they being wont to eat the Flesh first, & when the Feet were old and dried, and they had no|thing else, they would cut off the Feet and use them) I asked him to give me a little of his Broth, or Water they were boyling in: He took a Dish, and gave me one Spoonful of Sam, and bid me take as much of the Broth as I would. Then I put some of the Water to the Samp, and drank it up, & my Spirit came again. He gave me also a piece of the Ruffe or Ridding of the small Guts, and I broiled it on the Coals; and now may I say with Ionathan, See I pray you, Page  52 how mine eyes are enlightned, because I tasted a little of this Honey. 1 Sam. 14. 29. Now is my pirit revived again; though means be never so in|considerable, yet if the Lord bestow his Blessing upon them, they shall refresh both Soul & Body.