The development and growth of city directories (Google eBook)

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Williams directory Company, 1913 - Directories - 152 pages
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Page 112 - Jit of Ambition. — Go into the churchyard, and read the grave-stones ; they will tell you the end of ambition. The grave will soon be your bedchamber, the earth your pillow, corruption your father, and the worm your mother and your sister.
Page 112 - THIS world is all a fleeting show, For man's illusion given ; The smiles of Joy, the tears of Woe, Deceitful shine, deceitful flow — There's nothing true but Heaven...
Page 53 - The New York Society for promoting the Manumission of Slaves and protecting such of them as have been or may be liberated...
Page 53 - ... shall have the honour of annually presenting them, to have it more in his power to be exact, correct, and circumstantial ; as the number of subscribers are but few (which he attributes to a want of knowledge of the utility of this production, it being the first of the kind ever attempted in this city...
Page 3 - ATTEMPT the end and never stand to doubt ; Nothing's so hard, but search will find it out.
Page 53 - Gentlemen, Mr. Franks returns his sincere thanks to his Friends and the Public, for their kind and liberal encouragement towards his publication of the...
Page 80 - Philadelphia directory for 1797; containing the names, occupations, and places of abode of the citizens, arranged in alphabetical order; also a register of the executive, legislative, and judicial magistrates of the United States...
Page 17 - Very small octavo. It consists of sixty-four leaves, and the verso of the fly-title has " Licensed Octob. 11. 1677. Roger L'estrange." The modest author shall now be heard : " PREFACE. " To the merchants and traders of the city of London. " Gentlemen. — Although the publishing of the ensuing pamphlet (or catalogue) may at the first view, seem to several persons a ridiculous and preposterous attempt, yet the author of this poor collection humbly hopes, that it will not be exploded or rejected by...
Page 65 - Fairfield Waterbury and Naugatuck Meriden New Britain Middletown and Portland Norwich New London and Crotón Willimantic and Coventry Norwalk Stamford Ansonia, Derby, Shelton and Seymour Winsted and Torrington Bristol, Plainville and Terryville Rockville, Tolland and Ellington Southington Wallingford Milford New Milford Branford MASSACHUSETTS...
Page 112 - The things seem all such as cannot well be wanted. How the devil they mount them to such a price, the tailors best know. They say it takes nine tailors to make a man — apparently, one is sufficient to ruin him.

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