A Gossip about a Country Parish of the Hills and Its People

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Giles Frederick Goodenough
Times Press, 1900 - Ellsworth (Conn.) - 129 pages

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Page 5 - Hooker, defended the restriction of the suffrage on the ground that " the best part is always the least, and of that best part the wiser part is always the lesser ; " Hooker replied that " in matters which concern the common good, a general council, chosen by all, to transact businesses which concern all, I conceive most suitable to rule and most safe for relief of the whole.
Page 40 - The world will little note nor long remember what we say here. But it will never forget what they did here...
Page 5 - In matters of greater consequence which concern the common good, a general council chosen by all to transact business which concern all, I conceive under favor most suitable to rule and most safe for the relief of the whole," he launched the principles of modern representative government.
Page 6 - The government of the United States today is in lineal descent more nearly related to that of Connecticut than to that of any of the other thirteen colonies. The most noteworthy feature of the Connecticut republic was that it was a federation of independent towns, and that all attributes of sovereignty not expressly granted to the General Court remained, as of original right, in the towns.
Page 63 - Underneath this stone doth lie As much virtue as could die ; Which when alive did vigour give To as much beauty as could live.
Page 19 - ... rural life, he chose the life of a pioneer in the work of the ministry, and from the time when the west meant western New York state, afterwards in north-eastern Ohio, and in the evening of his life in northern Illinois, he was always one of the foremost in the good cause.
Page 63 - Malone* The poet was, perhaps, indehted to this passage for the following epitaph : Underneath this stone doth lie As much virtue as could die, Which when alive did feeling give To as much heauty as could live. Am. Ed. 9 She hath, and in that sparing makes huge waste;] So, in on: author's first Sonnet: " And, tender churl, mak'st waste in niggarding.
Page 87 - The major became a captain of militia, was early sent to the legislature, surveyed almost every bit of this town and much of other towns, was a justice of no mean record, rose...
Page 7 - Assembly, first in allowing them to form a town, to have the privileges of a town in this colony, also to call and settle some orthodox minister in the work of the ministry among them — Resolved by this Assembly that the inhabitants of said town, qualified as the law directs, shall have and enjoy all such rights and privileges, and have such...
Page 54 - Joseph Buckley (Julia Chapman) ; 4. Mrs. Charles Hall (Betsey Buckley) ; 5. Mrs. George Studley (Louisa Hall) ; 6. Mrs. Charles Marsh (Inez Studley) ; 7. Emily Marsh. Cases of longevity with faculties in vigorous action are numerous in our midst.

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