Early New England People: Some Account of the Ellis,Pemberton,Willard,Prescott,Titcomb,Sewall and Longfellow, and Allied Families

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W.B. Clarke & Carruth, 1882 - New England - 288 pages
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Page 218 - Stately and slow, with thoughtful air, His black cap hiding his whitened hair, Walks the Judge of the great Assize, Samuel Sewall the good and wise. His face with lines of firmness wrought, He wears the look of a man unbought, Who swears to his hurt and changes not ; Yet, touched and softened nevertheless With the grace of Christian gentleness, The face that a child would climb to kiss ! True and tender and brave and just, That man might honor and woman trust.
Page 237 - Were a star quenched on high, For ages would its light, Still travelling downward from the sky, Shine on our mortal sight. So when a great man dies, For years beyond our ken The light he leaves behind him lies Upon the paths of men.
Page 85 - Fellows, and for all accommodations of buildings, and all other necessary provisions, that may conduce to the education of the English and Indian youth of this country, in knowledge and godliness.
Page 220 - It is most certain that all Men, as they are the Sons of Adam, are Co-heirs, and have equal Right unto Liberty, and all other outward Comforts of Life.
Page 39 - I owe in right or conscience to any manner of person or persons whatsoever shall be well and truly contented and paid or ordained to be...
Page 59 - ... of the place, sometimes passing through the Thickets, where their hands are forced to make way for their bodies' passage, and their feete clambering over the crossed Trees, which when they missed they sunke into an uncertaine bottome in water, and wade up to the knees, tumbling sometimes higher and sometimes lower, wearied with this toile they at end of this, meete with a scorching plaine, yet not so plaine, but that the ragged Bushes scratch their legs fouly even to wearing their stockings to...
Page 53 - Poor Phineas is a dying man, and was not at the election, though he crept, as I may say, to meeting, yesterday. I am grieved at it, for he has not his fellow, and without him, this is a poor country indeed.
Page 168 - Left Newbury-port a little after 8 o'clock (first breakfasting with Mr. Dalton) and to avoid a wider ferry, more inconvenient boats, and a piece of heavy sand, we crossed the River at Salisbury, two miles above, and near that further about — and in three miles came to the line wch. divides the State of Massachusetts from that of New Hampshire. Here I took leave of Mr. Dalton and many other private Gentlemen who accompanied me ; also of Gen'l Titcomb, who had met me on the line between Middlesex...
Page 87 - For we have respected rather a plain translation than to smooth our verses with the sweetness of any paraphrase: and so have attended conscience rather than elegance, fidelity rather than poetry...
Page 18 - Society, who chose rather to Dance about a May pole, first Erected to the Honour of Strumpet Flora, than to hear a good Sermon ; who hearing of this Meeting, though above Twenty Miles distant from it, and desirous to see the Mode and Novel of a Churches Gathering ; with great studiousness, he applyed himself to be at it...

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