The Essex Memorial, for 1836: Embracing a Register of the County

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H. Whipple, 1836 - Essex County (Mass.) - 281 pages
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Page 236 - We covenant with our Lord, and one with another ; and we do bind ourselves in the presence of God, to walk together in all his ways, according as he is pleased to reveal himself unto us in His blessed Word. of Truth...
Page 230 - There are in all of us both old and new planters about three hundred, whereof two hundred of them are settled at Nehum-kek, now called Salem : And the rest have planted themselves at Masathulets Bay, beginning to build a towne there which wee do call Cherton, or Charles Town.
Page 15 - If barley be wanting to make into malt, We must be contented and think it no fault ; For we can make liquor to sweeten our lips Of pumpkins and parsnips and walnut-tree chips.
Page 15 - But when the Spring opens we then take the hoe, And make the ground ready to plant and to sow; Our corn being planted and seed being sown, The worms destroy much before it is grown; And when it is growing, some spoil there is made By birds and by squirrels that pluck up the blade; And when it is come to full corn in the ear, It is often destroyed by raccoon and by deer.
Page 168 - ... of a market worth naming ; but they had their houses built by country workmen, and their clothes made out of town, and supplied themselves with beef and pork from Boston, which drained the town of its money.
Page 15 - Our mountains and hills and our valleys below Being commonly covered with ice and with snow : And when the northwest wind with violence blows, Then every man pulls his cap over his nose : But if any's so hardy and will it withstand, He forfeits a finger, a foot, or a hand.
Page 15 - Stead of pottage and puddings and custards and pies, Our pumpkins and parsnips are common supplies: We have pumpkins at morning and pumpkins at noon; If it was not for pumpkins we should be undone.
Page 269 - The philosopher, is acute, ingenious and subtle. The divine, curious, orthodox and profound. The man, of a majestic air, without austerity or sourness ; his aspect is masterly, yet not imperious or haughty.
Page 19 - Ingersol's and spake to me ; but suddenly after, as she stood by the Door, was bitten, so that she cried out of her Wrist, and looking on it with a Candle, we saw apparently the marks of Teeth, both upper and lower set, on each side of her Wrist. In the beginning of the Evening I went to give Mr. P. a Visit. When I was there, his Kinswoman, Abigail Williams, (about...
Page 58 - Salem (and neither had any hand in naming either that or any other town) and myself with those that were then with me, being all from the western part of England, desire this western name of Budleigh, a market towne in Devonshire, and neere unto the sea, as wee are heere in this place, and where myself was borne.

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