Historical Sketches of the Town of Milford

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Press of the Tuttle, Morehouse and Taylor, 1914 - Milford (Conn.) - 80 pages
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Page 51 - Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord : and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man ; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them : they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.
Page 54 - Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.
Page 56 - Take counsel, execute judgment; Make thy shadow as the night in the midst of the noonday ; Hide the outcasts ; bewray not him that wandereth. Let mine outcasts dwell with thee, Moab ; Be thou a covert to them from the face of the spoiler : For the extortioner is at an end, the spoiler ceaseth, The oppressors are consumed out of the land.
Page 49 - If any godly men, out of religious ends, will come over to help us in the good work we are about, I think they cannot dispose of themselves nor of their estates more to God's glory and the furtherance of their own reckoning...
Page 53 - And Samuel died; and all the Israelites were gathered together, and lamented him, and buried him in his house at Ramah.
Page 76 - ... had grown by his fair one's door. The twig took root, and, as time flew by, Its boughs spread wide and its head grew high ; While the priest's good service had long been [done,] Which made the youth and the maiden one, And their young scions arose and played Around the tree, in its leafy shade. But many and many a year has fled Since they were gathered among the dead ; And now their names, with the moss o'ergrown Are veiled from sight on the churchyard stone That leans away, in a lingering fall,...
Page 24 - Two hundred American Soldiers, in a destitute, sickly, and dying condition, were brought from a British Prison Ship, then lying near New York, and suddenly cast upon our shore, from a British cartel ship, on the first of January 1777.
Page 57 - Tomkins to set the girls to singing that song for their diversion, being humoured and pleased with it, though at their own expense, as they were the subjects of the ridicule. The girls knew nothing of the matter, being ignorant of the innocent device, and little thought that they were serenading angels.
Page 62 - ... evening sun, as he leaves the world, Looks kindly on that spot last. The Pilgrim spirit has not fled: It walks in noon's broad light; And it watches the bed of the glorious dead, With the holy stars by night. It watches the bed of the brave who have bled, And shall guard this ice-bound shore, Till the waves of the bay, where the Mayflower lay. Shall foam and freeze no more.
Page 22 - it was agreed between WILLIAM FOWLER and the Brethren, that he should build a mill and have her going by the last of September...

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