The Chronicles of Baltimore: Being a Complete History of "Baltimore Town" and Baltimore City from the Earliest Period to the Present Time

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Turnbull Bros., 1874 - Baltimore (Md.) - 756 pages
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Page 352 - Oh, say, can you see by the dawn's early light. What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming? Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight. O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming? And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Page 16 - Of this they make candles, which are never greasy to the touch nor melt with lying in the hottest weather; neither does the snuff of these ever offend the smell, like that of a tallow candle; but, instead of being disagreeable, if an accident puts a candle out, it yields a pleasant fragrancy to all that are in the room; insomuch that nice people often put them out on purpose to have the incense of the expiring snuff. The melting of these berries is said to have been first found out by a surgeon in...
Page 354 - President of the United States is hereby authorized to use the whole land and naval force of the United States to carry the same into effect, and to issue to private armed vessels of the United States commissions or letters of marque and general reprisal, in such form as he shall think proper, and under the seal of the United States, against the vessels, goods, and effects of the government of the said United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and the subjects thereof.
Page 25 - The greatest labour they take, is in planting their corne, for the country naturally is overgrowne with wood. To prepare the ground they bruise the barke of the trees neare the root, then do they scortch the roots with fire that they grow no more.
Page 196 - Notice is hereby given to all whom it may concern, that the...
Page 291 - ... eligible for mayor who is not of known integrity, experience and sound judgment, twenty-five years of age, ten years a citizen of the United States, and five years a resident of...
Page 396 - ... members of the Maryland Historical Society formed a Committee on Natural History by act of that Society and met fortnightly in one of its small rooms until the close of the year 1862. On the 22d of February, 1863, a meeting was held at the house of Mr. Philip T. Tyson in Baltimore, when the Maryland Academy of Sciences was organized by the adoption of a constitution and the election of Mr.
Page 242 - The mouldering gateway strews the grass-grown court, Once the calm scene of many a simple sport; When nature pleased, for life itself was new, And the heart promised what the fancy drew.
Page 377 - Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation : he that believeth shall not make haste.
Page 220 - as much property at stake as most persons, and I have four sons in the field ; but sooner would I see my sons weltering in their blood, and my property reduced to ashes, than so far disgrace the country.

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