Wessagusset and Weymouth (Google eBook)

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Weymouth Historical Society, 1905 - Weymouth (Mass.) - 163 pages
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Page 154 - It is now the fashion to place the golden age of England in times when noblemen were destitute of comforts the want of which would be intolerable to a modern footman, when farmers and shopkeepers breakfasted on loaves the very sight of which would raise a riot in a modern workhouse...
Page 70 - Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people ? And the speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing.
Page 89 - The celebration of the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the settlement of the Jews in the United States properly emphasizes a series of historical facts of more than merely national significance.
Page 20 - t happened in a town, There liv'da cobler, and but one, That out of doctrine could cut use, And mend men's lives as well as shoes. This precious brother having slain, In times of peace, an Indian, (Not out of malice, but mere zeal, Because he was an infidel...
Page 123 - Wituwamat and the other man the rest killed, and took the youth, whom the Captain caused to be hanged. But it is incredible how many wounds these two panieses received before they died, not making any fearful noise, but catching at their weapons and striving to the last.
Page 135 - I came from England, because I did not like the lord-bishops; but I can't join with you, because I would not be under the lord-brethren.
Page 20 - Resolved to spare him ; yet to do The Indian Hoghan Moghan too Impartial justice, in his stead did Hang an old weaver that was bedrid.
Page 155 - There is scarcely a page of the history or lighter literature of the seventeenth century which does not contain some proof that our ancestors were less humane than their posterity. The discipline of workshops, of schools, of private families, though not more efficient than at present, was infinitely harsher.
Page 41 - In the meantime mine host was got home to Ma-re Mount through the woods, eight miles round about the head of the river Monatoquit that parted the two plantations, finding his way by the...
Page 20 - The mighty Tottipottymoy Sent to our elders an envoy, Complaining sorely of the breach Of league, held forth by brother Patch, Against the articles in force Between both churches, his and ours ; For which he craved the saints to render Into his hands, or hang, th' offender : But they maturely having weighed They had no more but him o...

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