The Essex Antiquarian, Volume 1

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Sidney Perley
Essex Antiquarian, 1897 - Essex County (Mass.)
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Page 183 - Ay, tear her tattered ensign down! Long has it waved on high. And many an eye has danced to see That banner in the sky; Beneath it rung the battle shout, And burst the cannon's roar; — The meteor of the ocean air Shall sweep the clouds no more. Her deck, once red with heroes
Page 41 - And while he sinks, without one arm to save, The country blooms — a garden and a grave. Where then, ah ! where, shall poverty reside, To 'scape the pressure of contiguous pride...
Page 41 - But now the sounds of population fail, No cheerful murmurs fluctuate in the gale, No busy steps the grass-grown footway tread, But. all the bloomy flush of life is fled.
Page 41 - The sober herd that lowed to meet their young, The noisy geese that gabbled o'er the pool, The playful children just let loose from school, The watch-dog's voice that...
Page 88 - Christ is walking on before To the pleasant land of heaven, where the sea shall be no more." All at once the great cloud parted, like a curtain drawn aside, To let down the torch of lightning on the terror far and wide ; And the thunder and the whirlwind together smote the tide. There was wailing in the shallop, woman's wail and man's despair, A crash of breaking timbers on the rocks so sharp and bare, And, through it all, the murmur of Father Avery's prayer.
Page 89 - In this night of death I challenge the promise of thy word ! Let me see the great salvation of which mine ears have heard ! Let me pass from hence forgiven, through the grace of Christ our Lord...
Page 88 - And the preacher heard his dear ones, nestled round him, weeping sore: " Never heed, my little children ! Christ is walking on before To the pleasant land of heaven, where the sea shall be no more.
Page 201 - Amesbury, Andover, Beverly, Boxford, Danvers, Essex, Georgetown, Gloucester, Groveland, Hamilton, Haverhill, Ipswich, Lawrence, Lynn, Lynnfield, Manchester, Marblehead, Merrimac, Methuen, Middleton, Nahant, Newbury, Newburyport, North Andover, Peabody, Rockport, Rowley, Salem, Salisbury, Saugus, Swampscott, Topsfield, Wenham and West Newbury, in the county of Essex; and North Reading, in the county of Middlesex.
Page 132 - ... withal as the law provides for foreign Quakers, as ye please to term us; and having some of us suffered your law and pleasures, now that which we do expect is, That whereas we have suffered your law, so now to be set free by the same law, as your manner is with strangers, and not to put us...
Page 129 - Whereas there is a cursed sect of heretics lately risen up in the world, which are commonly called Quakers...

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