The History of Maine (Google eBook)

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Brown Thurston Company, 1892 - Maine - 608 pages
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Page 367 - LISTEN, my children, and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five; Hardly a man is now alive Who remembers that famous day and year. He said to his friend, " If the British march By land or sea from the town to-night, Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch Of the North Church tower as a signal light, One, if by land, and two, if by sea...
Page 367 - If the British march By land or sea from the town to-night, Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch Of the North Church tower as a signal light, One, if by land, and two, if by sea ; And I on the opposite shore will be, Ready to ride and spread the alarm Through every Middlesex village aud farm, For the country folk to be up and to arm.
Page 143 - ... own distempered passions, which makes me unfeignedly sorry that I had such an hand in those sharp and vehement contentions raised thereabouts to the great disturbance of the churches of Christ. It is the grief of my soul that I used such vehement censorious speeches in the application of my sermon, or in any other writing, whereby I reflected any dishonor upon your worships, the reverend elders, or any of contrary judgment to myself.
Page 372 - Percy formed his detachment into a square, enclosing the fugitives, who lay down for rest on the ground, " their tongues hanging out of their mouths like those of dogs after a chase.
Page 186 - Your governor is but a subject of King Charles * of England. I shall not treat with a subject. I shall treat of peace only with the king, my brother. When he comes, I am ready.
Page 502 - I love my country's pine-clad hills, Her thousand bright and gushing rills, Her sunshine and her storms; Her rough and rugged rocks, that rear Their hoary heads high in the air In wild, fantastic forms.
Page 458 - Two Voices are there; one is of the Sea, One of the Mountains; each a mighty Voice: In both from age to age Thou didst rejoice, They were thy chosen Music, Liberty!
Page 143 - I intended no such thing ; and that in the Synod, I used such unsafe and obscure expressions; falling from me, as a man dazzled with the buffetings of Satan, and that I did appeal from a misapprehension of things.
Page 552 - And every denomination of Christians, demeaning themselves peaceably, and as good subjects of the Commonwealth, shall be equally under the protection of the law: And no subordination of any one sect or denomination to another shall ever be established by law.
Page 326 - When messengers the news shall bear, Of Lovewell's dear-bought victory.* With footsteps slow shall travellers go, Where Lovewell's Pond shines clear and bright, And mark the place where those are laid Who fell in Lovewell's bloody fight. Old men shall shake their heads, and say, " Sad was the hour and terrible When Lovewell brave 'gainst Paugus went, With fifty men from Dunstable.

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