The Essex Antiquarian: An Illustrated ... Magazine Devoted to the Biography, Genealogy, History and Antiquities of Essex County, Massachusetts, Volume 4

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Sidney Perley
Essex Antiquarian, 1900 - Essex County (Mass.)
 

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Page 19 - Assume their seats, the solid mass attack; The dry husks rustle, and the corn-cobs crack; The song, the laugh, alternate notes resound, And the sweet cider trips in silence round. The laws of husking every wight can tell; And sure, no laws he ever keeps so well : For each red ear a general kiss he gains, With each smut ear...
Page 171 - Twas nigh unto Pigwacket, on the eighth day of May, They spied a rebel Indian soon after break of day ; He on a bank was walking, upon a neck of land, Which leads into a pond, as we're made to understand.
Page 48 - A man severe he was, and stern to view ; I knew him well, and every truant knew: Well had the boding tremblers learned to trace The day's disasters in his morning face; Full well they laughed with counterfeited glee At all his jokes, for many a joke had he; Full well (he busy whisper circling round Conveyed the dismal tidings when he frowned.
Page 48 - I knew him well, and every truant knew; Well had the boding tremblers learned to trace The day's disasters in his morning face ; Full well they laughed, with counterfeited glee, At all his jokes, for many a joke had he ; Full well the busy whisper, circling round, Conveyed the dismal tidings when he frowned ; Yet he was kind — or, if severe in aught, The love he bore to learning was in fault.
Page 167 - I meane the very newest: with egge to be in it in all haste, whatever it be; I look at her as the very gizzard of a trifle, the product of a quarter of a cipher, the epitome of nothing, fitter to be kickt, if shee were of a kickable substance, than either honour'd or humour'd.
Page 159 - GEORGE the Third, by the grace of GOD of Great-Britain, France and Ireland King, defender of the faith, and so forth,; and in the year of our LORD one thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight.
Page 167 - Grammer, being Deficients, or Redundants, not to be brought under any Rule: I shall therefore make bold for this once, to borrow a little of their loose tongued Liberty, and mis-spend a word or two upon their long-wasted, but short-skirted patience: a little use of my stirrup will doe no harme.
Page 171 - These rebels lay in ambush, this very place hard by, So that an English soldier did one of them espy, And cried out, " Here's an Indian ! " with that they started out, As fiercely as old lions, and hideously did shout.
Page 167 - If the whole conclave of Hell can so compromise, exadverse, and diametricall contradictions, as to compolitize such a multimonstrous maufrey of heteroclytes and quicquidlibets quietly ; I trust I may say with all humble reverence, they can doe more then the Senate of Heaven.
Page 167 - I not keepe promise in speaking a little to Womens fashions, they would take it unkindly: I was loath to pester better matter with such stuffe ; I rather thought it meet to let them stand by themselves, like the...

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