Historic Homes and Places and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Volume 1

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William Richard Cutter
Lewis historical publishing Company, 1908 - Middlesex County (Mass.)

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Page lxxiv - As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away: so he that goeth down to the grave shall come up no more. He shall return no more to his house, neither shall his place know him any more.
Page 96 - His youth was innocent ; his riper age, Marked with some act of goodness, every day ; And watched by eyes that loved him, calm, and sage, Faded his late declining years away. Cheerful he gave his being up, and went To share the holy rest that waits a life well spent.
Page xxviii - Gate, and two canals, one on the north and one on the south side of the river, constructed.
Page 47 - Only thus far further, that he hath given out, if I had a purse he would make me empty it ; and if he cannot have justice here he will do wonders in England ; and if he cannot prevail there he will try it out with me here at blows.
Page xxix - ... yielded him the choice. So, at the place where the deputy's land was to begin, there were two great stones, which they called the Two Brothers, in remembrance that they were brothers by their children's marriage, and did so brotherly agree, and for that a little creek near those stones was to part their lands.
Page xii - Cambridge, and, as stated concisely on the title-page, contains "the records of the Town Meetings, and of the Selectmen, comprising all of the first volume of Records.
Page iv - The Beauties of England and Wales ; or, Original Delineations, topographical, historical, and descriptive, of each County.
Page 24 - America; that an Island which belonged to his Ancestors, at the entrance of Boston Harbour, where the first New England Settlement was made, still bears his name; that his Ancestors have ever lived in reputable Situations in that country where he was born, and have hitherto used the Arms of the antient and respectable Family of Thompson, of the county of York, from a constant Tradition that they derived their Descent from that Source.
Page 32 - ... all these services to his fellow-men he had no real love or regard for them. It would appear as if the vile passions which he had observed in the miserable objects committed to his care, or those other passions, not less vile, which his success and fame had excited among his rivals, had imbittered him towards human nature. So he thought it was not wise or good to intrust to men in the mass the care of their own well-being. The right, which seems so natural to them, of judging whether they are...

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