Proceedings of the New England Historic Genealogical Society at the Annual Meeting

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The Society, 1877 - New England
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Page 14 - There is a history in all men's lives, Figuring the nature of the times deceas'd : The which observ'd, a man may prophesy, With a near aim, of the main chance of things As yet not come to life ; which in their seeds, And weak beginnings, lie intreasured.
Page 6 - If any one attempts to haul down the American flag, shoot him on the spot.
Page 20 - And so beside the Silent Sea I wait the muffled oar ; No harm from Him can come to me On ocean or on shore. I know not where His islands lift Their fronded palms in air ; I only know I cannot drift Beyond His love and care.
Page 14 - For myself the delay may be compared to a reprieve; for in confidence I can assure you, (with the world it would obtain little credit,) that my movements to the chair of government will be accompanied by feelings not unlike those of a culprit, who is going to the place of his execution; so unwilling...
Page 21 - Let there be light, and there was light ;"* — the same GOD, who then " commanded the light to shine out of darkness," must shine into our hearts, " to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus...
Page 4 - Rev. EDMUND F. SLAFTER, AM, Boston; JEREMIAH COLBURN, AM, Boston; WILLIAM B. TRASK, Boston; HENRY H. EDES, Boston ; HENRY F. WATERS, AB, Salem.
Page 13 - Resolved, That the thanks of the society are hereby tendered to the...
Page 23 - Whether from the remarkable circumstance of its first beginnings, certain it is, that even from very early times a sense of a vast and mysterious destiny unfolding in a distant future, had taken possession of the minds both of Americans and of Englishmen.
Page 2 - Let it not be thought that we are working for ourselves alone : nor for those only who are now living ! But let us remember that thousands yet unborn will bless the pious hands that rescued from oblivion or destruction these precious records.
Page 12 - Blanchard Towne. It is intended, as the committee state, that this work shall be a positive contribution to the history of the times, not consisting of mere eulogies, nor of statistical and colorless abstracts ; but, in special consistency with the objects of the Society, it is intended that these memorials shall be models of full and accurate details. The...

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