The Memorial History of the City of New-York: From Its First Settlement to the Year 1892, Volume 4, Part 1 (Google eBook)

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James Grant Wilson
New York History Company, 1893 - America
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Page 223 - Cromwell, Cromwell, Had I but served my God with half the zeal I served my king, he would not in mine age Have left me naked to mine enemies.
Page 230 - Ay, call it holy ground, The soil where first they trod; They have left unstained what there they found Freedom to worship God.
Page 60 - America, established by the officers of the revolutionary army in 1783, 'to perpetuate their friendship, and to raise a fund for relieving the widows and orphans of those who had fallen during the war.
Page 191 - New York has first a Chaplain belonging to the Fort of the Church of England; secondly, a Dutch Calvinist, thirdly a French Calvinist, fourthly a Dutch Lutheran...
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Page 138 - Unite or die." In January, 1775, the snake was united and coiled with the tail in his mouth forming a double ring. On the body of the snake, beginning at the head, were the following lines " United now, alive and free Firm on this basis, Liberty shall stand And thus supported ever bless our land Till Time becomes Eternity.
Page 66 - I am not solicitous about this, only if I were worthy I would pray God for a sudden death, and no interregnum between I cease to exercise reason and I cease to exist.
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