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The Memorial History of the City of New-York, from Its First Settlement to ...
James Grant Wilson
No preview available - 2015
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Page 223 - Cromwell, Cromwell, Had I but served my God with half the zeal I served my king, he would not in mine age Have left me naked to mine enemies.
Page 60 - America, established by the officers of the revolutionary army in 1783, 'to perpetuate their friendship, and to raise a fund for relieving the widows and orphans of those who had fallen during the war.
Page 191 - New York has first a Chaplain belonging to the Fort of the Church of England; secondly, a Dutch Calvinist, thirdly a French Calvinist, fourthly a Dutch Lutheran...
Page 66 - T were pleasant, that in flowery June, When brooks send up a cheerful tune, And groves a joyous sound, The sexton's hand, my grave to make, The rich, green mountain-turf should break. A cell within the frozen mould, A coffin borne through sleet, And icy clods above it rolled, While fierce the tempests beat — Away ! — I will not think of these — Blue be the sky and soft the breeze...
Page 231 - No, Sir ; there is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern or inn.
Page 138 - Unite or die." In January, 1775, the snake was united and coiled with the tail in his mouth forming a double ring. On the body of the snake, beginning at the head, were the following lines — " United now, alive and free — Firm on this basis, Liberty shall stand And thus supported ever bless our land Till Time becomes Eternity.
Page 66 - I am not solicitous about this, only if I were worthy I would pray God for a sudden death, and no interregnum between I cease to exercise reason and I cease to exist.
Page 67 - Green be the turf above thee, Friend of my better days ! None knew thee but to love thee, Nor named thee but to praise.
Page 141 - Not another word, my dear Colonel, until you have taken a seat and a glass of old Madeira. 'But, sir, I don't think it proper ' Not another word, Colonel ; taste this wine, I have had it in glass for ten years : old wine you know, unless it is originally sound, never improves by age.