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E.F. Worcester, 1900 - Biography & Autobiography - 56 pages
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Page 31 - But give me, Lord, eyes to behold the truth ; A seeing sense that knows the eternal right; A heart with pity filled, and gentlest ruth; A manly faith that makes all darkness light: Give me the power to labor for mankind, Make me the mouth...
Page 34 - God so blessed his endeavors that Roxbury could not live quietly without a free school in the town; and the issue of it has been one thing which has...
Page 34 - Lord, for schools every where among us! That our schools may flourish ! That every member of this assembly may go home, and procure a good school to be encouraged in the town where he lives! That before we die, we may be so happy as to see a good school encouraged in every plantation of the country.
Page 45 - Time has blazoned on his mighty scroll; No wreaths nor garlands ever did entwine So fair a temple of so vast a soul. There every Virtue set his triumph-seal; "Wisdom conjoined with Strength and radiant Grace, In a sweet copy Heaven to reveal, And stamp Perfection on a mortal face; Once on the earth wert thou, before men's eyes, That did not half thy beauteous brightness see; E'en as the Emmet does not read the skies, Nor our weak orbs look through immensity. Once on the earth .wert thou, a living...
Page 34 - how the miscarriages which were among us might be prevented;" I say, with what fervour he uttered an expression to this purpose: "Lord, for schools every where among us! That our schools may flourish! That every member of this assembly may go home and procure a good school to be encouraged in the town where he lives! That before we die, we may be so happy as...
Page 44 - I wrote carefully, deliberately, and conscientiously. I told one clergyman, who had no affinity with me a man older than most of them, distinguished for good sense and piety what I had said, before I published ; he said, ' You are right ; say it in God's name.' I read it to another, who had little theological affinity with me he said, ' Well, it ain't much after all for you to write, and I have but this criticism to make, that you have been too severe on Mr. Pierpont, and not half severe...
Page 20 - Stand your ground. Don't fire unless fired upon. But if they mean to have a war let it begin here!
Page 34 - Schola illustris upon that little nursery; that is, that Roxbury has afforded more scholars, first for the college, and then for the public, than any other town of its bigness, or, if I mistake not, of twice its bigness in New England. From the spring of the school at Roxbury there have run a large number of the streams which have made glad the whole city of God.
Page 35 - Eliot and his associates, and this inscription : Here at Nonantum, Oct. 28, 1646, in Waban's wigwam near this spot, John Eliot began to preach the gospel to the Indians. Here he founded the first Christian community of Indians within the English colonies.
Page 33 - She was a very godly matron, a blessing, not only to her family, but to all the church. When she had led a Christian conversation a few years among us, she died and left a good savor behind her.

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