History and Directory of the Boroughs of Gettysburg, Oxford, Littlestown, York Springs, Berwick, and East Berlin, Adams County, Pa: With Historical Collections

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J.E. Wible, printer, 1880 - Adams County (Pa.) - 180 pages
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Page 29 - Gushed, warm with hope and courage yet, Upon the soil they fought to save. Now all is calm, and fresh, and still Alone the chirp of flitting bird, And talk of children on the hill, And bell of wandering kine are heard. No solemn host goes trailing by The black-mouthed gun and staggering wain, Men start not at the battle-cry; Oh, be it never heard again!
Page 17 - ... granted, bargained, sold, assigned, transferred and set over, and by these presents...
Page 18 - In Witness Whereof, the said Parties to these Presents have hereunto interchangeably set their hands and seals. Dated the day and year first above written.
Page 95 - O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!
Page 31 - Nor shall your glory be forgot While Fame her record keeps, Or Honor points the hallowed spot Where Valor proudly sleeps. Yon marble minstrel's voiceless stone, In deathless song shall tell, When many a vanished age hath flown, The story how ye fell ; Nor wreck, nor change, nor winter's blight, Nor Time's remorseless doom, Shall dim one ray of glory's light That gilds your deathless tomb.
Page 180 - ... an act of the General Assembly of this province; entitled 'an act for raising the county rates and levies...
Page 16 - ... his heirs and assigns, shall and may, at all times hereafter, peaceably and quietly have, hold, use, occupy, possess and enjoy, the...
Page 29 - ONCE this soft turf, this rivulet's sands, Were trampled by a hurrying crowd, And fiery hearts and armed hands Encountered in the battle-cloud. Ah ! never shall the land forget How gushed the life-blood of her brave — Gushed, warm with hope and courage yet, Upon the soil they fought to save.
Page 18 - AND against all and every other person and persons whatsoever lawfully claiming or to claim by from or under him them or any of them shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents.
Page 30 - WAR is personified by a statue of the American soldier, who, resting from the conflict, relates to History the story of the battle which this monument is intended to commemorate. HISTORY, in listening attitude, records with stylus and tablet, the achievements of the field, and the names of the honored dead. PEACE is symbolized by a statue of the American mechanic, characterized by appropriate accessories. PLENTY is represented by a female figure, with a sheaf of wheat and fruits of the earth, typifying...

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