The Algerine captive; or, The life and adventures of Doctor Updike Underhill: six years a prisoner among the Algerines. [Three lines from Shakespeare] : Vol. I[-II]. : Published according to act of Congress.
Tyler, Royall, 1757-1826., Humphreys, David, 1752-1818, dedicatee.
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  • CHAP. I. The Author giveth an Account of his gallant Ancestor, Captain John Un|derhill, his Arrival in Massachu|setts, and Persecution by the first Set|tlers. 25
  • CHAP. II. The Author rescueth from Oblivion a valuable Manuscript Epistle, reflect|ing great Light on the Judicial Proceedings, in the first Settlement of Massachusetts: Apologizeth for the Persecutors of his Ancestor. 37
  • CHAP. III. Captain Underhill seeks Shelter in Do|ver in New Hampshire: Is chosen Page  xvi Governour by the Settlers: Driven by the pious Zeal of his Persecutors to seek Shelter in Albany: Recep|tion among the Dutch: Exploits in the Indian Wars: Grant of a val|uable Tract of Land: The Author anticipates his encountering certain Land Speculators in Hartford: A Taste of the Sentiments of those Gen|tlemen: Farther account of his An|cestors. 45
  • CHAP. IV. The Author's Birth, and a remarkable Dream of his Mother: Observations on foreboding Dreams: The Author reciteth a Dream of Sir William Phipps, Governour of Massachusetts, and refereth small Infidels to Math|er's Magnalia. 49
  • Page  xvii CHAP. V. The Author is placed at a private School: Parental Motives to a Col|lege Education: Their design frus|trated by family Misfortune. 53
  • CHAP. VI. This Chapter containeth an Eulogy on the Greek Tongue. 60
  • CHAP. VII. The Author keepeth a country School: The Anticipations, Pleasures and Profits of a Pedagogue. 67
  • CHAP. VIII. A sure Mode of discovering the Bent of a young Man's Genius. 78
  • CHAP. IX. The Author commences the Study of Page  xviii Physic, with a celebrated Physician and Occulist: A Philosophical De|tail of the Operation of Couching for the Gutta Serena, by his Preceptor, upon a young Man, born Blind. 81
  • CHAP. X. Anecdotes of the celebrated Doctor Moyes. 94
  • CHAP. XI. The Author spouteth Greek, in a Sea Port: Its Reception among the Po|lite: He attempteth an Ode, in the Stile of the Antients. 97
  • CHAP. XII. The Author in imminent Danger of his Life in a Duel. 101
  • CHAP. XIII. The Author is happy, in the Acquaint|ance of a Learned Lady. 112
  • Page  xix CHAP. XIV. The Author quitteth the study of Gal|lantry, for that of Physic: He eulo|giseth the Greek Tongue, and com|plimenteth the Professors of Cam|bridge, Yale, and Dartmouth; and giveth a gentle Hint to careless Readers. 117
  • CHAP. XV. The Author panegyrizes his Preceptor. 121
  • CHAP. XVI. Doctor Underhill visiteth Boston, and maketh no Remarks. 124
  • CHAP. XVII. The Author inspects the Museum at Harvard College: Account of the Wonderful Curiosities, Natural and Artificial, he saw there. 126
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  • CHAP. XVIII. The Author mounteth his Nag, and setteth out, full Speed, to seek Prac|tice, Fame, and Fortune, as a Coun|try Practitioner. 128
  • CHAP. XIX. The Author encountereth Folly, Igno|rance, Impudence, Imbecility, and Quacks: The Characters of a Learned, a Cheap, a Safe, and a Musical Doctor. 132
  • CHAP. XX. Sketch of an Hereditary Doctor, and a Literary Quack: Critical Opera|tion in Surgery. 137
  • CHAP. XXI. A Medical Consultation. 146
  • Page  xxi CHAP. XXII. Disappointed in the North, the Author seeketh Treasure in the South. 151
  • CHAP. XXIII. Anecdotes of Doctor Benjamin Frank|lin, whom the Author visits in Phil|adelphia. 153
  • CHAP. XXIV. Religious Exercises in a Southern State. 159
  • CHAP. XXV. Success of the Doctor's southern Expe|dition: He is in Distress: Contem|plates a School: Prefers a Sur|geon's Birth, on board a Ship, bound to Africa, Via London. 165
  • CHAP. XXVI. London. 171
  • Page  xxii CHAP. XXVII. The Author passeth by the Lions in the Tower, and the other Insignia of British Royalty, and seeth a greater Curiosity, called Thomas Paine, Au|thor of the Rights of Man: De|scription of his Person, Habit, and Manners: In this Chapter due meed is rendered to a great American His|torical Painter, and a prose Pali|node over our lack of the Fine Arts. 174
  • CHAP. XXVIII. Curious Argument, between Thomas Paine and the noted Peter Pindar: Peter setteth a Wit Noose, and catcheth Thomas, in one of his own Logic Traps. 178
  • CHAP. XXIX. Reasonable Conjectures upon the Mo|tives, Page  xxiii which induced Thomas Paine to write that little book, called the Age of Reason. 182
  • CHAP. XXX. The Author sails for the Coast of Af|rica: Manner of purchasing Ne|gro Slaves. 186
  • CHAP. XXXI. Treatment of the Slaves, on board the Ship. 195
  • CHAP. XXXII. The Author taken Captive by the Al|gerines. 205