A Centennial History of St. Albans, Vermont (Google eBook)

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Wallace printing Company, 1889 - Saint Albans (Vt.) - 149 pages
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Page 114 - She riseth also while it is yet night. and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens. She considereth a field, and buyeth it; with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. She layeth her hands to the spindle. and her hands hold the distaff.
Page 110 - Thou crownest the year with thy goodness ; and thy paths drop fatness. They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness : and the little hills rejoice on every side. The pastures are clothed with flocks ; the valleys also are covered over with corn ; they shout for joy, they also sing.
Page 115 - She openeth her mouth with wisdom ; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.
Page 29 - If we think of it, all that a University, or final highest School can do for us, is still but what the first School began doing, teach us to read. We learn to read, in various languages, in various sciences ; we learn the alphabet and letters of all manner of Books. But the place where we are to get knowledge, even theoretic knowledge, is the Books themselves ! It depends on what we read, after all manner of Professors have done their best for us. The true University of these days is a Collection...
Page 31 - SINGING through the forests, Rattling over ridges, Shooting under arches, Rumbling over bridges, Whizzing through the mountains, Buzzing o'er the vale, Bless me ! this is pleasant, Riding on the Rail ! Men of different ' stations ' In the eye of Fame, Here are very quickly Coming to the same.
Page 32 - Market-woman careful Of the precious casket, Knowing eggs are eggs, Tightly holds her basket; Feeling that a smash, If it came, would surely Send her eggs to pot Rather prematurely!
Page 33 - INGLORIOUS FRIEND ! most confident I am Thy "life is one of very little ease ; Albeit men mock thee with their similes And prate of being ' happy as a clam ! ' What though thy shell protects thy fragile head From the sharp bailiffs of the briny sea ? Thy valves are, sure, no safety-valves to thee, While rakes are free to desecrate thy bed, And bear thee off, as foemen take their spoil, Far from thy friends and family to roam ; Forced, like a Hessian, from thy native home, To meet destruction...
Page 18 - There we found all the various kinds of liquors then in vogue. The drinking was apparently universaL This preparation was made by the society as a matter of course. When the Consociation arrived, they always took something to drink round; also before public services, and always on their return. As they could not all drink at once, they were obliged to stand and wait as people do when they go to milL There was a decanter of spirits also on the...

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