Memorial Sermons in Recognition of the Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Founding of the First Religious Society in Roxbury

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Page 34 - Let music swell the breeze, And ring from all the trees Sweet freedom's song! Let mortal tongues awake; Let all that breathe partake; Let rocks their silence break, The sound prolong! 4 Our fathers...
Page 34 - My native country, thee, — Land of the noble free, — Thy name I love ; I love thy rocks and rills, Thy woods and templed hills ; My heart with rapture thrills Like that above.
Page 20 - how the miscarriages which were among us might be prevented;" I say, with what fervour he uttered an expression to this purpose: "Lord, for schools every where among us! That our schools may flourish! That every member of this assembly may go home and procure a good school to be encouraged in the town where he lives! That before we die, we may be so happy as to see a good school encouraged in every plantation of the country!
Page 16 - To deny the possibility, nay, actual existence, of witchcraft and sorcery is at once flatly to contradict the revealed word of God, in various passages both of the Old and New Testament : and the thing itself is a truth to which every nation in the world hath in its turn borne testimony, either by examples seemingly well attested or by prohibitory laws; which at least suppose the possibility of commerce with evil spirits.
Page 20 - I cannot forget the ardour with which I once heard him pray, in a synod of these churches which met at Boston to consider "how the miscarriages which were among us might be prevented ;" I say, with what fervour he uttered an expression to this purpose: "Lord, for schools every where among us!
Page 20 - God so blessed his Endeavors, that Roxbury could not live quietly without a Free School in the Town ; and the Issue of it has been one thing, which has made...
Page 29 - His parishioners devoutly would he teach. Benign he was and wondrous diligent, And in adversity full patient.
Page 20 - Illustris upon that little nursery; that is, that Roxbury has afforded more scholars, first for the college, and then for the public, than any town of its bigness, or, if I mistake not, of twice its bigness, in New England. From the spring of the school at Roxbury, there have run a large number of the streams, which have made glad this whole city of God 97.
Page 19 - He did not put off his charity to be put in his last will, as many who therein shew that their charity is against their will; but he was his own administrator; he made his own hands his executors, and his own eyes his overseers.
Page 41 - The man could hardly be found of whom a more assured confidence might be felt that avarice is a passion that did not have possession of his bosom, that did not narrow his soul a hair's breadth or chill a drop of his heart's blood. Indeed, his was a mind that seemed never to have been swayed or misled by any passion. Never was man farther from being the creature of passion ; and this great circumstance, in connection with his clear and far-sighted understanding, is that which, while it precluded all...

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