The Ancient Proprietors of Jones's Hill, Dorchester: Including Brief Sketches of the Jones, Stoughton, Tailer, Wiswall, Moseley, Capen and Holden Families, the Location and Boundaries of Their Estates, Etc (Google eBook)

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private distribution, 1883 - Dorchester (Boston, Mass.) - 68 pages
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Page 32 - A recurrence to this primitive age may be further recommended, as tending to the amelioration of the heart by an innocent gratification of taste. Antiquity has charms to sooth the imagination, and it is unnecessary to analyze the process by which the acknowledged effect is produced. " Shall I attribute it to nature or prejudice," says Cicero, " that when we behold any of the places, which have been frequented by personages worthy of renown, it makes a stronger impression upon us, than the hearing...
Page 24 - Of the Province of Massachusetts in New England, also Chief Judge of the Superior Court in the same Province. A man of wedlock unknown, Devout in Religion, Renowned for Virtue, Famous for Erudition, Acute in Judgment, Equally Illustrious by Kindred and Spirit, A Lover of Equity, A Defender of the Laws, Founder of Stoughton Hall, A most Distinguished Patron of Letters and Literary Men, A most strenuous Opponent of Impiety and Vice. Rhetoricians delight in Him as Eloquent, Writers are acquainted with...
Page 23 - Here lies WILLIAM STOUGHTON, Esquire, Lieutenant, afterwards Governor, of the Province of Massachusetts in New England, also Chief Judge of the Superior Court in the same Province. A man of Wedlock unknown, Devout in Religion, Renowned for Virtue, Famous for Erudition, Acute in Judgment, Equally Illustrious by Kindred and Spirit, A Lover of Equity, A Defender of the Laws, Founder of Stoughton Hall, A most Distinguished Patron of Letters and Literary Men, A most strenuous Opponent of Impiety and Vice....
Page 45 - Cheldren who are so fare entred all redie to knowe there Leters and to spell some what : and also prouided the Schoole howse from time to time be kept in good order and comfortable for a man to abide in both in somer and...
Page 23 - Christiana of his flock, by writing inscriptions and epitaphs for their gravestones; and yet the world is so ungrateful that he has not a line written to preserve his memory. He was buried in Lieut. Governor Stoughton'sJ tomb; and there also lieth his consort, Mrs. Elizabeth Danforth.
Page ii - Massachusetts), which used to attract my boyish gaze more than fifty years ago. Old hill, as we called it then (it has lost that venerable name in the progress of refinement, though it has become half a century older), notwithstanding the tasteful villas which adorn its base, exhibits substantially the same native grouping of cedars and the same magnificent rocks, and commands the same fine view of the harbor, which it did before a single house was built within its precincts. Venerable trees that...
Page 43 - Schollers for the tyme beeing who shalbe taxed for the purpose at the discretion of the sayd Wardens.
Page ii - I have been looking at some of them this morning, seem but little bigger now, though I trace the storms of fifty winters on some well-recollected branches. The aged sycamores which shaded the roof, beneath which I was born, still shade it; and the ancient burial ground hard by, with which there are few of us who have not some tender associations, upon whose early graves may yet be seen the massy unhewn stones placed there by the first settlers for protection against the wolves, still attracts...
Page 21 - Honour and Respect. The Bells of this Town were tolled from Eleven a Clock till Five. The Cannon of His Majesty's Castle William (of which he was the beloved Captain) were discharged at their Funeral Distance, the Flag being half rais'd. The Pall was supported by His Excellency Governour BELCHER, the Honourable WILLIAM DUMMER, Addington Davenport, Thomas Hutchinson, Elisha Cooke, and Adam Winthrop, Esqrs. The Funeral was attended by a great Number of Gentry in their Coaches, Chaises, etc., and abundance...
Page 32 - ... the solemn bell, the voice of prayer, and the hymn of praise. Simplicity, purity and all the multiplied ingredients of human happiness seize on the fancy and harmonize with our best affections. From associations of this description, the painter and the poet have derived the happiest conceptions. The mighty mind of Milton could build on chaos, and travel through the universe like a seraph, but, generally...

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