A Narrative History of the Town of Cohasset, Massachusetts

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Page 281 - House of Representatives in giving up such a privilege ; [for it would be of little consequence to the people whether they were subject to George or Louis, the King of Great Britain or the French King, if both were arbitrary, as both would be if both could levy taxes without Parliament...
Page 79 - The best of their houses are covered very neatly, tight and warm, with barks of trees, slipped from their bodies at those seasons when the sap is up, and made into great flakes, with pressure of weighty timber, when they are green.
Page 362 - The Lord to me a shepherd is, want therefore shall not I: He in the folds of tender grass, doth cause me down to lie...
Page 283 - This meeting can do nothing more to save the country." It was the declaration of war ; the law had shown itself unequal to the occasion, and nothing now remained but a direct appeal to force. Scarcely had the watchword left his mouth when a warwhoop answered from outside the door, and fifty men in the guise of Mohawk Indians passed quickly by the entrance and hastened to Griffin's wharf.
Page 465 - ... some rags still adhered, with a string, half concealed by the flesh, about its swollen neck; the coiled-up wreck of a human hulk, gashed by the rocks or fishes, so that the bone and muscle were exposed, but quite bloodless, — merely red and white, — with wide-open and staring eyes, yet lustreless, dead-lights ; or like the cabin windows of a stranded vessel, filled with sand.
Page 273 - Winslow; and that the inhabitants thereof be and hereby are invested with all the powers, privileges and immunities which the inhabitants of any of the towns within this province, respectively do, or by law ought to enjoy.
Page 469 - ... of individuals. I saw that corpses might be multiplied, as on the field of battle, till they no longer affected us in any degree, as exceptions to the common lot of humanity. Take all the graveyards together, they are always the majority. It is the individual and private that demands our sympathy. A man can attend but one funeral in the course of his life, can behold but one corpse.
Page 84 - And first, whereas myself and others, in former letters, (which came to the press against my will and knowledge,) wrote that the Indians about us are a people without any religion, or knowledge of any God ; therein I erred, though we could then gather no better...
Page 84 - He, they say, created the heavens, earth, sea, and all creatures contained therein ; also that he made one man and one woman, of whom they and we and all mankind came : but how they became so far dispersed, that know they not.
Page 265 - General and Governor in Chief in and over his Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England and Vice Admiral of the same.

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