Family Memorial: Part 1. Genealogy of Fourteen Families of the Early Settlers of New-England, of the Names of Alden, Adams, Arnold, Bass, Billings, Capen, Copeland, French, Hobart, Jackson, Paine, Thayer, Wales and White ... All These Families are More Or Less Connected by Marriage, and Most of Them of Late Generations, the Descendants of John Alden. Part II. Genealogy of Ephraim and Sarah Thayer, with Their Fourteen Children ... (Google eBook)

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J. Farmer, printer, 1835 - 280 pages
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Page 96 - God, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following. That is to say First and Principally I...
Page 99 - The times wherein old Pompion was a saint, When men fared hardly yet without complaint, On vilest cates ; the dainty indian maize Was eat with clamp-shells out of wooden trays, Under thatch'd hutts without the cry of rent, And the best sawce to every dish content.
Page 100 - Twas in those days an honest grace would hold Till an hot pudding grew at heart a cold. And men had better stomachs to religion, Than I to capon, turkey-cock, or pigeon ; When honest sisters met to pray, not prate, About their own and not their...
Page 96 - Christian burial at the discretion of my executors nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God...
Page 100 - Were covered up in most contentious souls : Freeness in judgment, union in affection, Dear love, sound truth, they were our grand protection.
Page 100 - Twas ere the Islands sent their presents in, Which but to use was counted next to sin.
Page 42 - I told my father one of the severest trials of my life that if he chose, I would go back to Latin grammar. He was glad of it; and if I have since gained any distinction,, it has been owing to the two days' labor in that abominable ditch.
Page 9 - This circumstance is mentioned as an introduction to the following anecdote, which has been carefully handed down by tradition. In a very short time after the decease of Mrs. Standish, the captain was led to think, that if he could obtain Miss Priscilla Mullins, a daughter of Mr. William Mullins, the breach in his family would be happily repaired. He, therefore, according to the custom of those times, sent to ask Mr. Mullius' permission to visit his daughter.
Page 100 - And men had better stomachs at religion, Than I to capon, turkey-cock, or pigeon; When honest sisters met to pray, not prate, About their own and not their neighbour's state. During Plain Dealing's reign, that worthy stud Of the ancient planters...
Page 42 - This seemed a delightful change, and to the meadow I went. But I soon found ditching harder than Latin, and the first forenoon was the longest I ever experienced. That day I ate the bread of Labour, and glad was I when night came on.

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