The Social History of Flatbush: And Manners and Customs of the Dutch Settlers in Kings County

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D. Appleton, 1881 - Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) - 351 pages
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Page 178 - months. Behold and see as you pass by, As you are now so once was I. As I am now you soon will be: Prepare for death and follow me. The
Page 74 - The oaken log, green, huge, and thick, And on its top the stout back-stick : The knotty fore-stick laid apart, And filled between with curious art The ragged brush ; then, hovering near, We watched the first
Page 21 - Neither the perils of war, nor the busy pursuit of gain, nor the excitement of political strife, ever caused the Dutch to neglect the duty of educating their offspring to enjoy that freedom for which their fathers had fought. Schools were everywhere provided, at the public expense,
Page 58 - take the lead in singing. The afternoon duties were of a similar nature. When the minister preached in some other village he was required " to read twice before the congregation, from the book commonly used for that purpose, and also to read a sermon on the explanation of the catechism.
Page 351 - on every Wednesday and Saturday, in the common prayers, and the questions and answers in the catechism, to enable them to repeat them the better on Sunday before the afternoon service.
Page 290 - readily obey: she shall do no damage to her said master nor see it done by others, without letting or giving notice thereof to her said master.
Page 290 - not contract matrimony within the said term : at cards, dice, or any unlawful game she shall not play whereby her said master may have damage:
Page 335 - The Ministers, Elders, and Deacons of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in New York." This is the oldest religious corporation in

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