Family Memorial

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J. Farmer, printer, 1835 - New England - 280 pages
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Page 86 - God, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following. That is to say First and Principally I...
Page 89 - The times wherein old Pompion was a saint, When men fared hardly yet without complaint, On vilest cates ; the dainty Indian maize Was eat with clamp-shells out of wooden trays, Under thatch'd hutts without the cry of rent, And the best sawce to every dish content.
Page 90 - Twas in those days an honest grace would hold Till an hot pudding grew at heart a cold. • And men had better stomachs to religion, Than I to capon, turkey-cock, or pigeon ; When honest sisters met to pray, not prate, About their own and not their...
Page i - THAYER, ELISHA. FAMILY MEMORIAL. PART I. : Genealogy of fourteen families of the Early Settlers of New England, of the names of Alden, Adams, Arnold, Bass, Billings, Capen, Copeland, French, Hobart, Jackson, Paine, Thayer, Wales and White, from their first settlement in this country to about the middle of the last century.
Page 86 - Christian burial at the discretion of my executors nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God...
Page 90 - Were covered up in most contentious souls : Freeness in judgment, union in affection, Dear love, sound truth, they were our grand protection.
Page 38 - I made some comparison between Latin grammar and ditching, but said not a word about it. I dug the next forenoon, and wanted to return to Latin at dinner; but it was humiliating, and I could not do it. At night, toil conquered pride, and...
Page 9 - This circumstance is mentioned as an introduction to the following anecdote, which has been carefully handed down by tradition. In a very short time after the decease of Mrs. Standish, the captain was led to think, that if he could obtain Miss Priscilla Mullins, a daughter of Mr. William Mullins, the breach in his family would be happily repaired. He, therefore, according to the custom of those times, sent to ask Mr. Mullius' permission to visit his daughter.
Page 90 - And men had better stomachs at religion, Than I to capon, turkey-cock, or pigeon; When honest sisters met to pray, not prate, About their own and not their neighbour's state. During Plain Dealing's reign, that worthy stud Of the ancient planters...
Page 90 - From western isles ere fruits and delicacies Did rot maids' teeth and spoil their handsome faces. Or ere these times did chance, the noise of war Was from our towns and hearts removed far. No bugbear comets in the chrystal air Did drive our christian planters to despair.