The Exhibitions and Fairs of Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association, Volumes 1-5 (Google eBook)

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1837
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Page 132 - Fulton, whose memory will dwell in the grateful recollections of posterity, when the titled and laureled destroyers of mankind shall be remembered only with detestation. Mechanics of America, respect your calling, respect yourselves. The cause of human improvement has no firmer or more powerful friends. In the great Temple of Nature, whose foundation is the earth, whose pillars are the eternal hills, whose roof is the star-lit sky, whose organ-tones are the whispering breeze and the...
Page 11 - God ! how horrible is night Upon the plain of Aztlan ! there the shout Of battle, the barbarian yell, the bray Of dissonant instruments, the clang of arms, The shriek of agony, the groan of death...
Page 133 - LET us with a joyful mind Praise the Lord, for he is kind, For his mercies shall endure, Ever faithful, ever sure.
Page 31 - LAND of the forest and the rock, Of dark blue lake and mighty river, Of mountains reared aloft to mock The storm's career, the lightning's shock, My own green land forever...
Page 25 - O'er bog, or steep, through straight, rough, dense, or rare, With head, hands, wings, or feet, pursues his way, And swims, or sinks, or wades, or creeps, or flies...
Page 177 - One is, the multitude of chimneys lately erected : whereas, in their young days, there were not above two or three, if so many, in most uplandish towns of the realm, (the religious houses and manor places of their levels always excepted, and, peradventure, some great personage :) but each made his fire against a reredosse, in the hall where he dined and dressed his meat.
Page 36 - For a distance of eighty miles he can carry the weight of 2688 men at a rate (sixteen miles an hour) that neither the hare, the antelope, nor the race-horse could keep up with him. No journey ever tires him ; he is never heard to grumble or hiss but for want of work ; the faster he goes, the more ravenously he feeds and for two years he can thus travel without medicine or surgery.
Page 178 - ... rent lieng by him, therewith to purchase a new lease, beside a faire garnish of pewter on his cupbord, with so much more in od vessell going about the house, three or foure featherbeds, so manie coverlids and carpets of tapistrie, a silver salt, a bowle for wine (if not an whole neast) and a dozzen of spoones to furnish up the sute.
Page 116 - State Publications." The State librarian's reports contain a list of the published documents in the Pennsylvania State library, while Mr. Bowker's list is intended to include all documents printed by the State. A duplication of these elaborate lists is, of course, unnecessary, but an enumeration and description of some of the most important of the State publications may not be out of place. CONSTITUTIONAL. The proceedings relative to the calling of the conventions of 1776 and 1780; the minutes of...
Page 177 - ... and a good round log under their heads instead of a bolster or pillow. If it were so that our fathers or the good man of the house had within seven...

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