Early Days in New England: Life and Times of Henry Burt of Springfield and Some of His Descendants. Genealogical and Biographical Mention of James and Richard Burt of Taunton, Mass., and Thomas Burt, M.P., of England (Google eBook)

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C. W. Bryan Company, printers, 1893 - New England - 617 pages
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Page 455 - The charcoal frescos on its wall ; Its door's worn sill, betraying The feet that, creeping slow to school, Went storming out to playing ! Long years ago a winter sun Shone over it at setting ; Lit up its western window-panes, And low eaves' icy fretting. It touched the tangled golden curls, And brown eyes full of grieving, Of one who still her steps delayed When all the school were leaving. For near her stood the little boy Her childish...
Page 287 - God, therefore calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make & ordain this my last will & Testament. " That is to say principally & first of all I give & Recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it, & my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in...
Page 287 - God for it, therefore calling unto 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.
Page 287 - Christian like and decent manner 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 and as touching such wordly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give...
Page 114 - Howe'er it be, it seems to me, Tis only noble to be good. Kind hearts are more than coronets, And simple faith than Norman blood.
Page 205 - Then, as he opened the door, he beheld the form of the maiden Seated beside her wheel, and the carded wool like a snow-drift Piled at her knee, her white hands feeding the ravenous spindle, While with her foot on the treadle she guided the wheel in its motion.
Page 302 - Venice, gave His body to that pleasant country's earth, And his pure soul unto his captain Christ, Under whose colours he had fought so long.
Page 287 - Ratifying & Confirming this & no other to be my Last Will & testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & Seal...
Page 276 - Gabriel Lajeunesse, the son of Basil the blacksmith, Who was a mighty man in the village, and honored of all men ; For since the birth of time, throughout all ages and nations, Has the craft of the smith been held in repute by the people.
Page 23 - It was the simple truth that was spoken by William Stoughton when he said, in his election sermon of 1688 : " God sifted a whole nation, that He might send choice grain into the wilderness.

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