A History of the Town of Freetown, Massachusetts: With an Account of the Old Home Festival, July 30th, 1902

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Press of J.H. Franklin & Company, 1902 - Freetown (Mass. : Town) - 287 pages
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Page 13 - Then, as he opened the door, he beheld the form of the maiden Seated beside her wheel, and the carded wool like a snow-drift Piled at her knee, her white hands feeding the ravenous spindle. While with her foot on the treadle she guided the wheel in its motion.
Page 272 - The Puritan hated bearbaiting, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators.
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Page 260 - O God, beneath thy guiding hand, Our exiled fathers crossed the sea ; And when they trod the wintry strand, With prayer and psalm they worshipped thee. Thou heard'st well pleased the song, the prayer: Thy blessing came ; and still its power Shall onward through all ages bear The memory of that holy hour.
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Page 256 - Glory and love to the men of old, Their sons may copy their virtues bold, Courage in heart and sword in hand, Ready to fight or ready to die, for Fatherland! Who needs bidding to dare, by a trumpet blown? Who lacks pity to spare, when the field is won? Who would fly from a foe, if alone, or last? And boast he was true, as cowards might do When peril is past?
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