The Howland Heirs: Being the Story of a Family and a Fortune and the Inheritance of a Trust Established for Mrs. Hetty H. R. Green

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E. Anthony and Sons, Incorporated, 1919 - 484 pages
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Page 62 - Go and gaze upon the iron emblematical harpoons round yonder lofty mansion, and your question will be answered. Yes; all these brave houses and flowery gardens came from the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans. One and all, they were harpooned and dragged up hither from the bottom of the sea.
Page 62 - And the women of New Bedford, they bloom like their own red roses. But roses only bloom in summer; whereas the fine carnation of their cheeks is perennial as sunlight in the seventh heavens. Elsewhere match that bloom of theirs, ye cannot, save in Salem, where they tell me the young girls breathe such musk, their sailor sweethearts smell them miles off shore, as though they were drawing nigh the odorous Moluccas instead of the Puritanic sands.
Page 69 - All the rest, residue and remainder of my estate and property, real, personal and mixed...
Page 78 - This number far transcends human experience. So vast an improbability is practically an impossibility. Such evanescent shadows of probability 'cannot belong to actual life. They are unimaginably less than those least things which the law cares not for.
Page 70 - I direct and order said Trustees and their successors in said office to pay over, distribute and divide the whole of said residuary estate to and among all the lineal descendants, then living, of my Grandfather, Gideon Howland; and if all the lineal descendants aforesaid then living are in the same degree of kindred to the said Gideon Howland, they shall share the said estate equally and shall be paid in equal shares, — otherwise they shall take according to the right of representation, and the...
Page 78 - an executor or administrator is a party, the other party shall not be admitted to testify in his own favor...
Page 208 - Wheeling, and received the degree of Doctor of Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania in the spring of 1850.
Page 68 - Rowland for the promotion within the city of liberal education and for the enlargement from time to time of our Free Public Library...

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