A Historical Account of Christ Church, Boston: An Address, Delivered on the One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Opening of the Church, December 29th, 1873

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A. Williams & Company, 1874 - Boston (Mass.) - 44 pages

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Page 29 - If the British march By land or sea from the town to-night, Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch Of the North Church tower as a signal light,— One, if by land, and two, if by sea; And I on the opposite shore will be, Ready to ride and spread the alarm Through every Middlesex village and farm, For the country folk to be up and to arm.
Page 29 - But mostly he watched with eager search The belfry tower of the Old North Church, As it rose above the graves on the hill, Lonely and spectral and sombre and still. And lo! as he looks, on the belfry's height A glimmer, and then a gleam of light! He springs to the saddle, the bridle he turns, But lingers and gazes, till full on his sight A second lamp in the belfry burns!
Page 47 - Palmer, and others like-minded ; of whom we may exclaim, " these all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
Page 29 - By the trembling ladder, steep and tall, To the highest window in the wall, Where he paused to listen and look down A moment on the roofs of the town And the moonlight flowing over all.
Page 21 - This peal of eight bells is the gift of a number of generous persons to Christ Church in Boston, New England, Anno 1744, AR" The second, " This Church was founded in the year 1723, Timothy Cutler, Doctor in Divinity, the first rector, AR, 1744." The third says, " We are the first ring of bells cast for the British Empire, in North America, AR, 1744.
Page 30 - Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer." "Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life,
Page 8 - Whereas, the Church of England at the South part of Boston is not large enough to contain all the People that would come to it ; and Severall well disposed Persons having already bought a piece of ground at the North part of said Town to build a Church on, — " We, the Subscribers, being willing to forward so good a Work, do accordingly affix to our Names what each of Us will Chearfully Contribute.
Page 38 - For the law was given by Moses ; grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
Page 14 - Myles in our undertaking, We have thought proper to acquaint you that we would have you come to Boston ; and (by what we have learnt from the Gentlemen of the Church) We take upon us to Assure You that a Passage shall be provided for You, and all things proper to support the Character of a Gentleman during your Stay in London, whither (wth the Approbation of the Rever?
Page 21 - The subscription for these bells was begun by John Hammock and Robert Temple, Church Wardens, Anno 1743 ; completed by Robert Jenkins and John Gould, Church Wardens, Anno 1744." SEVENTH BELL. " Since generosity has opened our mouths, our tongues shall ring aloud its praise. 1744.

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