One branch of the Fay family tree: an account of the ancestors and descendants of William and Elizabeth Fay of Westboro, Mass., and Marietta, Ohio

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Champlin Press, 1913 - 130 pages
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Page 100 - Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.
Page 66 - The voice at midnight came; He started up to hear ; A mortal arrow pierced his frame — He fell, but felt no fear.
Page 29 - What Peter the Great did to make Russia dominant, Eli Whitney's invention of the cotton-gin has more than equaled in its relation to the power and progress of the United States.
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Page 127 - A coat of arms did not belong with a family name, but only to the particular family, bearing the name, to whose progenitor it had been granted or confirmed; and it was as purely individual a piece of property as a homestead. Hence it was as ridiculous to assume arms without being able to prove the right, as it would now be to make use of a representation of the Washington mansion at Mt. Vernon, and claim it as having been the original property of one's family, unless bearing the name of Washington...
Page 8 - The houses were not numbered. There would indeed have been little advantage in numbering them ; for of the coachmen, chairmen, porters, and errand boys of London, a very small proportion could read. It was necessary to use marks which the most ignorant could understand. The shops were therefore distinguished by painted or sculptured signs, which gave a gay and grotesque aspect to the streets. The walk from Charing Cross to Whitechapel lay through an endless succession of Saracens...
Page 11 - Their chiefest cause of entertainment here of late," runs the petition, " was in charity to shroud them from persecution for religion ; and, beinge here, theire necessity became the mother of theire ingenuitie in deviseing manye trades, before to us uukuowne.
Page 36 - Verily I say unto you, Except ye turn and become as little children, ye shall in nowise enter into the Kingdom of Heaven.

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