The History and Genealogy of the Prentice, Or Prentiss Family, in New England, Etc., from 1631 to 1883

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Page 67 - Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in in his season.
Page 73 - Fann'd not her bloodless lip ; her eye was cold And hollow, and the livery of death Invested her pale forehead. — Sainted maid ! My thoughts oft rest with thee in thy cold grave, Through the long wintry night, when wind and wave Rock the dark house where thy poor head is laid. Yet, hush ! my fond heart, hush ! there is a shore Of better promise ; and I know at last, When the long sabbath of the tomb is past, We two shall meet in Christ — to part no more.
Page 396 - The world can never give The bliss for which we sigh ; 'Tis not the whole of life to live, Nor all of death to die.
Page 401 - So fades a summer cloud away, So sinks the gale when storms are o'er, So gently shuts the eye of day, So dies a wave along the shore.
Page 56 - 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 163 - In 1675 he and his troop of horse are mentioned nineteen times on books of the treasurer of Massachusetts colony. " He and his troop of horse were a terror to the Indians by his sudden attacks and impetuous charges." In a desperate one in 1675 he rescued Vincent Druce. one of the troop, badly wounded, and witnessed his will when he died, Nov. 29, 1677. He was appointed captain of the troop of horse in the Indian war, June 24, 1675...
Page 310 - O my soul, compare thyself with St. Paul, and with the example and precepts of the Lord Jesus Christ. Was it not his meat and drink to do the will of his heavenly Father ?"
Page 283 - He was blunt, jovial, eccentric; very large in frame ; fierce and military in his bearing, and noted for always wearing a scarlet cloak. The populace of New London called him
Page 146 - Case." charmed Daniel Webster and Henry Clay. His brother, Rev. George Lewis Prentiss, DD, long a resident of New York City, and Professor of Pastoral Theology, Church Polity, and Mission Work in the Union Theological Seminary, is a well-known author. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Rev. Edward Payson, DD., and her popular and admirable writings are in every library in the land. Of one of her late works,

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