The Memorial History of the City of New-York: From Its First Settlement to the Year 1892, Volume 4

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James Grant Wilson
New York History Company, 1893 - America
A directory of New York City for 1665, vol. 1, p. 338-340.
 

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Page 67 - Green be the turf above thee, Friend of my better days! None knew thee but to love thee, Nor named thee but to praise. The exquisite poem, " The Culprit Fay," on which Drake's reputation as a poet chiefly rests, was written in his twenty-first year, and not, as it
Page 533 - plenty of honest grog to cheer their hearts and drink the king's health and success to his arms. " Hearts of oak are our ships, Hearts of oak are our men. We always are ready, steady, boys, steady, We '11 fight and we '11 conquer again and again.
Page 230 - Ay, call it holy ground, The soil where first they trod: They have left unstained what there they found — Freedom to worship God.
Page 75 - replying to my question as to his opinion of Poe as a poet by quoting Lowell's lines: There comes Poe with his Raven, like Barnaby Rudge, Three fifths of him genius, and two fifths sheer fudge; adding that the unfortunate writer's story was the saddest that had
Page 66 - and characteristic lines to June: I gazed upon the glorious sky, And the green mountains round, And thought that when I came to lie At rest within the ground, 'T were pleasant that in flowery June, When brooks send up a cheerful tune, And groves a cheerful sound, The sexton's hand, my grave to make, The rich, green mountain turf should break. The
Page 141 - and if such Madeira cannot mollify him, he must be harder than adamant/' There was a fearful moment of suspense. I heard him on the stairs, his long sword clanking at every step. In he stalked. " Is your name James Rivington!" " It is, sir, and no man can be more
Page 518 - in tradeing cities for promoting and encouraging commerce, supporting industry, adjusting disputes relative to trade and navigation, and procuring such laws and regulations as may be found necessary for the benefit of trade in general; for which purpose, and to establish such a society in the City of
Page 64 - Sir Walter Scott relates that when some one was mentioned as a " fine old man " to Dean Swift, he exclaimed with violence that there was no such thing. " If the man you speak of had either a mind or a body worth a farthing, they would have worn him out long ago.
Page 141 - who paid him a visit for the purpose of administering a "licking." He says: I was sitting alone after a good dinner, with a bottle of Madeira before me, when I heard an unusual noise in the street and a huzza from the boys. I was in the second story, and, stepping to the window,
Page 159 - certain augury, as by any combination of the heavenly bodies, the most awful and portentous changes. When I reflect with what slow and limited supplies the stream of science hath hitherto descended to us; how difficult to be obtained by those most ardent in its search ; how certain to be neglected by all who

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