Some Events of Boston and Its Neighbors, Volume 12

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State Street Trust Company, 1917 - Boston (Mass.) - 62 pages
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Page 5 - They braced my aunt against a board, To make her straight and tall ; They laced her up, they starved her down, To make her light and small; They pinched her feet, they singed her hair, They screwed it up with pins; — Oh, never mortal suffered more In penance for her sins.
Page 36 - The President of the United States presents his best respects to the Governor, and has the honor to inform him, that he shall be at home till two o'clock.
Page 57 - From him by land and sea Bid storm and danger flee, Prolong his days ! Lord, let "War's tempest cease, Fold the whole Earth in peace Under thy wings ! Make all thy nations one, All hearts beneath the sun, Till Thou shalt reign alone, Great King of kings...
Page 44 - I can detach them out of my way ; or I would sail with you under a flag of truce to any place you think safest from our cruisers, hauling it down when fair to begin hostilities. " You must, sir, be aware that my proposals are highly advantageous to you, as you cannot proceed to sea singly in the Chesapeake...
Page 7 - Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts. Let him drink and forget his poverty and remember his misery no more.
Page 5 - On the South there is a small, but pleasant Common where the Gallants a little before Sun-set walk with their Marmalet-Madams, as we do in Morefields, &c. till the nine a clock Bell rings them home to their respective habitations, when presently the Constables walk their rounds to see good orders kept, and to take up loose people.
Page 55 - Father, with loving care Guard Thou her kingdom's Heir, Guide all his ways : Thine arm his shelter be, From him by land and sea Bid storm and danger flee, Prolong his days ! Lord, let "War's tempest cease, Fold the whole Earth in peace Under thy wings ! Make all thy nations one, All hearts beneath...
Page 38 - Prince told him that he had a crew of twelve men, every one of whom could take and work a lunar observation as well, for all practical purposes, as Sir Isaac Newton himself, were he alive.
Page 18 - Thomas, who was a real friend to the colony, told his majesty that the colonists had but little acquaintance with law, and that they thought it no crime to make money for their own use. In the course of the conversation, Sir Thomas took some of the money out of his pocket, and presented it to the king. On one side of the coin was a pine-tree, of that kind which is thick and bushy at the top.
Page 40 - Sorrow shall cease to flow, no monument will be needed to keep alive his memory among men ; but as long as ships shall sail, the needle point to the north, and the stars go through their wonted courses in the heavens, the name of Dr. Bowditch will be revered...

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