History of Newburyport, Mass: 1764-1905, Volume 1

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The author, 1906 - Newburyport, Massachusetts
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Terrific anecdotal history of Newburyport. The vintage photos and town maps make the book one of the best I've seen on Newburyport history.

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Page 427 - Ahasuerus' name, and sealed it with the king's ring, and sent letters by posts on horseback, and riders on mules, camels, and young dromedaries: " wherein the king granted the Jews which were in every city to gather themselves together, and to stand for their life, to destroy, to slay, and to cause to perish, all the power of the people and province that would assault them, both little ones and women, and to take the spoil of them for a prey...
Page 457 - With salt-spray caught below, — That ship must heed her master's beck, Her helm obey his hand, And seamen tread her reeling deck As if they trod the land. Her oaken ribs the vulture-beak Of Northern ice may peel ; The sunken rock and coral peak May grate along her keel ; And know we well the painted shell We give to wind and wave, Must float, the sailor's citadel, Or sink, the sailor's grave ! Ho ! — strike away the bars and blocks, And set the good ship free ! Why lingers on these dusty rocks...
Page 558 - An Accurate and Interesting Account of the Hardships and Sufferings of that Band of Heroes who traversed the Wilderness in the Campaign against Quebec in 1775.
Page 60 - All men are born free and equal, and have certain natural, essential, and unalienable rights; among which may be reckoned the right of enjoying and defending their lives and liberties; that of acquiring, possessing, and protecting property; in fine, that of seeking and obtaining their safety and happiness.
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Page 395 - he has left riding the single horse post between Boston and Portsmouth and now drives the post stage lately improved by John Noble. He sets out from Boston every Friday morning and from Portsmouth on Tuesday morning following.
Page 77 - ... to cultivate every art and science which may tend to advance the interest, honor, dignity and happiness of a free, independent, and virtuous people.30 29 John Adams, Works (CF Adams, edit., Boston, 1851-1856), IV, 302, in footnote; 80 American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Memoirs, as, XI (1888) , 78.
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