Sketches of Historic Bennington

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Printed at the Riverside Press, 1898 - Bennington (Vt.) - 99 pages
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Page 28 - IF it had not been the LORD who was on our side, now may Israel say; 2 If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, when men rose up against us: 3 Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us...
Page 39 - To hear as little as possible what is to the prejudice of others. 2. "To believe nothing of the kind till I am absolutely forced to it. 3. "Never to drink into the spirit of one who circulates an ill report. 4. " Always to moderate as far as I can the unkindness which is expressed towards others. 5. "Always to believe that, if the other side were heard, a very different account would be given of the matter.
Page 39 - You ! do you not see how it would serve to have eyes, blood, complexion, clean and sweet? Do you not see how it would serve to have such a body and soul that when you enter the crowd an atmosphere of desire and command enters with you, and every one is impress'd with your Personality ? O the magnet ! the flesh over and over...
Page 22 - The morning of the sixteenth rose beautifully serene. The storm of the preceding day having expended itself, not a cloud was left to darken the face of the heavens, whilst the very leaves hung motionless, and the long grass waved not, under the influence of a perfect calm. Every object around, too, appeared to peculiar advantage, for the fields looked green and refreshed, the river was swollen and tumultuous, and the branches were all loaded with dew drops, which glittered in the sun's early rays...
Page 56 - One thought of heaven, one thought of home, One thought of hearth and shrine ; Then, rock-like, stood they in their might Before the glittering line. A moment, and each keen eye paused, The coming foe to mark, — • Then downward to its barrel glanced.
Page 55 - With harvest's promise white ; Before them those who sought to wrest Their hallowed birthright dear, While through their ranks went fearlessly Their leader's words of cheer : " My men, there are our freedom's foe, And shall they stand or fall ? Ye have your weapons in your hands — Ye know your duty all ; For we — this day we triumph o'er The minions of the Crown, Or Molly Stark's a widowed one Ere yonder sun goes down.
Page 4 - Q. For what purpose is this account to be given ? — A. That the children of God, as well as the wicked, may all receive according to their works. Q. What must become of you if you are wicked ? — A. If I am wicked, I shall be sent down to everlasting fire in hell, among wicked and miserable creatures.
Page 55 - As with a triumph song. They came, as brave men ever come, To stand, to fight, to die ; No thought of fear was in the heart, No quailing in the eye; If the lip faltered, 't was with prayer, Amid those gathering bands, For the sure rifle kept its poise In strong, untrembling hands.
Page 9 - June, 1767, to issue an order annulling this act of the provincial legislature; and on the 24th of July following another special order was obtained, prohibiting the governor of New York, upon pain of his Majesty's highest displeasure, from making any further grants whatsoever of the lands in question, till his Majesty's further pleasure should be known concerning the same.
Page 56 - Where sleep those mighty men. It needs no monumental pile To tell each storied name; The fair green hills rise proudly up To consecrate their fame.

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