The Bicknells: Proceedings and Addresses at the Second Family Reunion, at Weymouth, Mass., September 20 and 21, 1882. With Addresses and Exercises at the Dedication of the Bicknell Family Monument. By the Publication Committee, for the Family (Google eBook)

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New England Publishing Company, 1880 - 56 pages
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Page 20 - What sought they thus afar? Bright jewels of the mine? The wealth of seas, the spoils of war? They sought a faith's pure shrine. Ay, call it holy ground, The soil where first they trod! They have left unstained what there they found Freedom to worship God ! Felicia Hemans.
Page 17 - Why had they come to wither there, Away from their childhood's land? There was woman's fearless eye, Lit by her deep love's truth; There was manhood's brow serenely high, And the fiery heart of youth.
Page 29 - Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O Lord of hosts, my King, and my God.
Page 42 - Far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife, Their sober wishes never learned to stray ; Along the cool sequestered vale of life They kept the noiseless tenor of their way.
Page 10 - Mind the Mortality of my Body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament; that is to Say, principally and first of all, I give and recommend my Soul into the Hands of God...
Page 10 - God to call me hence, do therefore make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say. First and principally I commit my soul into the hands of Almighty God, and my body to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors hereinafter named...
Page 85 - As long as every man is engaged in collecting the materials necessary for his own subsistence, there will be neither leisure nor taste for higher pursuits...
Page 75 - Length of days is in her right hand ; and in her left hand riches and honor. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
Page 37 - As you are now so once was I; As I am now, so you must be Prepare for death and follow me.
Page 12 - Will and heard him publish and declare the same to be his last Will and Testament that at the time of his so doing he was to the best of their apprehension of sound and disposing mind and memory and that they subscribed their respective names as witnesses to the said Will in the presence of the said Testator and at his request.

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