Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Volume 75
Massachusetts Historical Society., 1922 - American literature - 483 pages
For the statement above quoted, also for full bibliographical information regarding this publication, and for the contents of the volumes [1st ser.] v. 1- 7th series, v. 5, cf. Griffin, Bibl. of Amer. hist. society, 2d edition, 1907, p. 346-360.
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Page 62 - Adams, who had a pretty collection of books, and who frequented our printinghouse, took notice of me, invited me to his library, and very kindly lent me such books as I chose to read. I now took a fancy to poetry, and made some little pieces; my brother, thinking it might turn to account, encouraged me, and put me on composing occasional ballads. One was called The Lighthouse Tragedy...
Page 137 - THE LIFE OF FAITH EXEMPLIFIED AND RECOMMENDED; In a Letter found in 'the Study of a Minister, since his decease: being an answer to this Question, " How to live in this World so as to live in Heaven.
Page 411 - The sun sets in night, and the stars shun the day; But glory remains when their lights fade away! Begin, ye tormentors! your threats are in vain, For the son of Alknomook shall never complain. Remember the arrows he shot from his bow; Remember your chiefs by his hatchet laid low : Why so slow? — do you wait till I shrink from the pain? No— the son of Alknomook will never complain.
Page 251 - A declaration by the Representatives of the United Colonies of North America, now met in General Congress at Philadelphia, setting forth the causes and necessity of their taking up arms.
Page 66 - Proceedings, n. 42. VALENTINE, JOHN. 463. The Postscript. Dated Deadham, 1720. f AAS. LC pp. 3. On Colman and his "Distressed State of the Town of Boston." Reprinted in Davis, Colonial Currency reprints, I. 445. 1721 BOSTON, TOWN. 464. At A Publick Town Meeting of the Freeholders & other | Inhabitants of the Town of Boston, Legally Warned | and Met, at the Town-House in Boston on Wednesday, | August Second, and Continued by Adjournment to | Fryday the Eleventh of said Month. Anno 1721. (Instructions...
Page 40 - London. Printed by Charles Bill, and the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb, deceas'd; Printers to the Queens most Excellent Majesty.
Page 287 - Baltimore, crowds trooped after the fifes and drums with a strapping recruiting officer to enroll "all gentlemen seamen and ablebodied landsmen who had a mind to distinguish themselves in the glorious cause of their country and make their fortunes.
Page 79 - A PROCLAMATION, For the encouragement of piety and virtue, and for the preventing and punishing of vice, profaneness, and immorality.