One hundred years ago: or, The life and times of the Rev. Walter Dulany Addison, 1769-1848

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G.W. Jacobs, 1895 - Annapolis (Md.) - 215 pages
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Page 191 - Thus with the year Seasons return, but not to me returns Day, or the sweet approach of even or morn, Or sight of vernal bloom, or summer's rose, Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine...
Page 46 - And for more than six months I preached, when I did preach, with a pair of loaded pistols lying on the cushion...
Page 187 - I mean to render this a principal pillar of American credit, so as to obtain the money of individuals for the benefit of the Union, and thereby bind those individuals more strongly to the general cause by the ties of private interest.
Page 48 - Distressing, however, as the dilemma confessedly is, it is not one that either requires or will admit of a moment's hesitation. Entertaining all due respect for my ordination vows, I am firm in my resolution, whilst I pray at all, to conform to the unmutilated Liturgy of my Church; and, reverencing the injunctions of an Apostle.
Page 30 - It would really my Lord, make the ears of a sober heathen tingle to hear the stories that were told me by many serious people...
Page 4 - ... thoroughbred to the lumbering " chariot " of these early times. In Annapolis the use of coaches grew apace. The family coach, with its trappings and outriders, was a matter of pride in which the society of Annapolis turned out to every horse-race, or drove to Marlboro to see the latest company of players. " They have light and elegant carriages which are drawn by fine horses...
Page 26 - Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength, and thy neighbor as thyself.
Page 67 - We have a dismal set of players too who will act every night of this joyous week. To-morrow we celebrate Peace. I hear there is to be a grand dinner on Squire Carroll's Point, a whole ox to be roasted & I can't tell how many sheep & calves besides a world of other things. Liquor in proportion. The whole to conclude with illuminations & squibs &c. I had liked to have forgot to mention the Ball which I think had better be postponed. I am horribly afraid our gentlemen will have lighter heads than heels....
Page 198 - Not, that he may not here Taste of the cheer : But as birds drink, and straight lift up their head ; So must he sip, and think Of better drink He may attain to, after he is dead.
Page 39 - ... people in the Wilderness to see that some body takes care of them. There is a time to sow and a time to reap, which last I don't desire in this world. I might have money enough of the people in many places, but I would never take any of those that we goe to proselyte, especially amongst the Quakers ; I resolved to work with my hands rather than they should say I was a hireling, and come for money, which they are very apt to do.

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