Old Landmarks and Historic Fields of Middlesex (Google eBook)

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Roberts brothers, 1876 - Middlesex County (Mass.) - 442 pages
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Page 128 - That never set a squadron in the field, Nor the division of a battle knows More than a spinster...
Page 354 - A hurry of hoofs in a village street, A shape in the moonlight, a bulk in the dark, And beneath from the pebbles, in passing, a spark Struck out by a steed flying fearless and fleet ; That was all ! And yet, through the gloom and the light, The fate of a nation was riding that night ; And the spark struck out by that steed in his flight, Kindled the land into flame with its heat.
Page 39 - Leap out, leap out, my masters ; leap out and lay on load ! Let's forge a goodly anchor a bower thick and broad ; For a heart of oak is hanging on every blow, I bode, And I see the good ship riding, all in a perilous road The low reef roaring on her lee the...
Page 328 - Lay her i' the earth : And from her fair and unpolluted flesh May violets spring ! I tell thee churlish priest, A ministering angel shall my sister be, When thou liest howling.
Page 322 - I thought of a mound in sweet Auburn, Where a little headstone stood; How the flakes were folding it gently, As did robins the babes in the wood. Up spoke our own little Mabel, Saying,
Page 221 - After God had carried us safe to New England, and we had builded our houses, provided necessaries for our livelihood, reared convenient places for God's worship, and settled the civil government, one of the next things we longed for and looked after was to advance learning and perpetuate it to posterity; dreading to leave an illiterate ministry to the churches, when our present ministers shall lie in the dust.
Page 221 - Work; it pleased God to stir up the heart of one Mr. Harvard (a godly Gentleman, and a lover of Learning, there living amongst us) to give the one halfe of his Estate (it being in all about 1700.
Page vi - Or garden, tempting with forbidden fruit. Together let us beat this ample field, Try what the open, what the covert yield...
Page 314 - The die is now cast; I have passed the Rubicon ; swim or sink live or die survive or perish, with my country, is my unalterable determination.
Page 443 - This book is a preservation photocopy. It was produced on Hammermill Laser Print natural white, a 60 # book weight acid-free archival paper which meets the requirements of ANSI/NISO Z39.48-1992 (permanence of paper) Preservation photocopying and binding...

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