Collections of the Maine Historical Society, Volume 4

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The Society, 1856 - Local history - 233 pages
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Page 259 - To them his heart, his love, his griefs were given, But all his serious thoughts had rest in heaven. As some tall cliff that lifts its awful form, Swells from the vale, and midway leaves the storm, Though round its breast the rolling clouds are spread, Eternal sunshine settles on its head.
Page 259 - Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride, And e'en his failings leaned to virtue's side ; But in his duty prompt at every call, He watched and wept, he prayed and felt, for all ; And, as a bird each fond endearment tries To tempt its new-fledged offspring to the skies, He tried each art, reproved each dull delay, Allured to brighter worlds, and led the way.
Page 259 - A man he was to all the country dear, And passing rich with forty pounds a year ; Remote from towns he ran his godly race, Nor e'er had changed, nor wished to change, his place...
Page 22 - Or seeks the den where snow-tracks mark the way, And drags the struggling savage into day. At night returning, every labour sped, He sits him down the monarch of a shed ; Smiles by his cheerful fire, and round surveys His children's looks, that brighten at the blaze ; While his loved partner, boastful of her hoard, Displays her cleanly platter on the board : And haply too some pilgrim, thither led, With many a tale repays the nightly bed.
Page 160 - Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord GEORGE the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c.
Page 55 - Scale of votes, being- in arrear in respect of any instalment called for, shall be entitled to as many votes as he holds shares in the...
Page 376 - Every natural man and woman is born full of all sin, as full as a toad is of poison, as full as ever his skin can hold ; mind, will, eyes, mouth, every limb of his body, and every piece of his soul, is full of sin ; their hearts are bundles of sin...
Page 163 - New-Hampshire, and with the governors and commanders in chief of the said province for the time being, that we and the tribes we are deputed from, will henceforth cease and forbear all acts of hostility, injuries and discords, towards all the subjects of his Majesty King George, within the said province ; and we do understand and take it, that the said government of...
Page 123 - Esq; Captain General and Governour in Chief in and over His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England.
Page 85 - The march begins in military state, And nations on his eye suspended wait ; Stern famine guards the solitary coast, And winter barricades the realms of frost ; He comes...

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