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" It is to be observed, that the spring before this sickness, there was a numerous company of flies, which were like for bigness unto wasps or bumblebees ; they came out of little holes in the ground, and did eat up the green things, and made such a constant... "
A Treatise on Some of the Insects of New England which are Injurious to ... - Page 180
by Thaddeus William Harris - 1852 - 513 pages
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New-England's Memorial

Nathaniel Morton - 1669 - 515 pages
...sickness, there was a numerous company of flies, which were like for bigness unto wasps or bumblebees ; they came out of little holes in the ground, and did...woods ring of them, and ready to deafen the hearers ; they were not any of them heard or seen by the English in the country before this time ; but the...
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Yamoyden, a Tale of the Wars of King Philip: In Six Cantos

James Wallis Eastburn, Robert Charles Sands - 1820 - 339 pages
...sickness, there was a numerous company of flies, which were like for bigness unto wasps' bumble-bees ; they came out of little holes in the ground, and did...woods ring of them, and ready to deafen the hearers ; the Indians said that sickness would follow, and so it did very hot in the months of June, July and...
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New-England's Memorial

Nathaniel Morton - 1826 - 481 pages
...out of little holes in the ground, and did eat up the green things, and made such a constant jelling noise as made the woods ring of them, and. ready to deafen the hearers; they were not any of them heard or seen by the Eiiglish in the country before this time; but the Indians...
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History of the Town of Plymouth: From Its First Settlement in 1620 to the ...

James Thacher - 1832 - 382 pages
...(Memorial), ' there was a numerous company of flies, which were like for bigness unto wasps or bumblebees ; they came out of little holes in the ground, and did...yelling noise as made the woods ring of them, and to deafen the hearers. They were not heard nor seen by the English in the country before this time,...
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The Writings of Robert C. Sands: In Prose and Verse, Volume 1

Robert Charles Sands - 1834
...sickness there was a numerous company of flies, which were like for bigness unto wasps' bumble' bees ; they came out of little holes in the ground, and did...woods ring of them, and ready to deafen the hearers ; the Indians said that sickness would follow, and so it did very hot in the months of June, July,...
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History of the Town of Plymouth, from Its First Settlement in 1620, to the ...

James Thacher - 1835 - 401 pages
...(Memorial) ' there was a numerous company of flies, which were like for bigness unto wasps and humble-bees; they came out of little holes in the ground, and did...yelling noise as made the woods ring of them, and to deafen the hearers. They were not heard nor seen by the English in the country before this time,...
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A Report on the Insects of Massachusetts: Injurious to Vegetation, Volume 3

Thaddeus William Harris - 1841 - 459 pages
...period of seventeen years. This insect has been observed in the southeastern parts of Massachusetts, but does not seem to have extended to other parts...appeared in Plymouth, Sandwich, and Falmouth in the year 1S04 ; but, if the exact period of seventeen years was observed, they should have returned in 1803....
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America, Historical, Statistic, and Descriptive, Volume 2

James Silk Buckingham - 1841
...sickness there was a numerous company of flies, which were like for bigness unto wasps and humble-bees ; they came out of little holes in the ground, and did...yelling noise as made the woods ring of them, and to deafen the hearers. They were not heard nor seen by the English in the country before this time...
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The Indian Races of North and South America: Comprising an Account of the ...

Charles De Wolf Brownell - 1853 - 640 pages
...sickness, there was a numerous company of flies, which were like, for bigness, unto wasps or bumble-bees ; they came out of little holes in the ground, and did...woods ring of them, and ready to deafen the hearers." The Indians prophesied sickness from this sign. No very serious hostilities occurred between the Plymouth...
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Annual Report of the Secretary of the Board of Agriculture, Volume 56

Massachusetts. State Board of Agriculture - 1909
...for bigness unto Wasps or Bumble-bees. They come out of little holes in the ground and did eat up all the green things, and made such a constant yelling noise as made all the woods ring of them, and ready to deaf the hearers; they were not any of them heard or seen...
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