The Ancient Proprietors of Jones's Hill, Dorchester: Including Brief Sketches of the Jones, Stoughton, Tailer, Wiswall, Moseley, Capen and Holden Families, the Location and Boundaries of Their Estates, Etc

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private distribution, 1883 - Dorchester (Boston, Mass.) - 68 pages
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Page 33 - A recurrence to this primitive age may be further recommended, as tending to the amelioration of the heart by an innocent gratification of taste. Antiquity has charms to sooth the imagination, and it is unnecessary to analyze the process by which the acknowledged effect is produced. " Shall I attribute it to nature or prejudice," says Cicero, " that when we behold any of the places, which have been frequented by personages worthy of renown, it makes a stronger impression upon us, than the hearing...
Page 25 - Of the Province of Massachusetts in New England, also Chief Judge of the Superior Court in the same Province. A man of wedlock unknown, Devout in Religion, Renowned for Virtue, Famous for Erudition, Acute in Judgment, Equally Illustrious by Kindred and Spirit, A Lover of Equity, A Defender of the Laws, Founder of Stoughton Hall, A most Distinguished Patron of Letters and Literary Men, A most strenuous Opponent of Impiety and Vice. Rhetoricians delight in Him as Eloquent, Writers are acquainted with...
Page 24 - Here lies WILLIAM STOUGHTON, Esquire, Lieutenant, afterwards Governor, of the Province of Massachusetts in New England, also Chief Judge of the Superior Court in the same Province. A man of Wedlock unknown, Devout in Religion, Renowned for Virtue, Famous for Erudition, Acute in Judgment, Equally Illustrious by Kindred and Spirit, A Lover of Equity, A Defender of the Laws, Founder of Stoughton Hall, A most Distinguished Patron of Letters and Literary Men, A most strenuous Opponent of Impiety and Vice....
Page 46 - Cheldren who are so fare entred all redie to knowe there Leters and to spell some what : and also prouided the Schoole howse from time to time be kept in good order and comfortable for a man to abide in both in somer and...
Page 24 - Christiana of his flock, by writing inscriptions and epitaphs for their gravestones; and yet the world is so ungrateful that he has not a line written to preserve his memory. He was buried in Lieut. Governor Stoughton'sJ tomb; and there also lieth his consort, Mrs. Elizabeth Danforth.
Page 44 - Schollers for the tyme beeing who shalbe taxed for the purpose at the discretion of the sayd Wardens.
Page 22 - Honour and Respect. The Bells of this Town were tolled from Eleven a Clock till Five. The Cannon of His Majesty's Castle William (of which he was the beloved Captain) were discharged at their Funeral Distance, the Flag being half rais'd. The Pall was supported by His Excellency Governour BELCHER, the Honourable WILLIAM DUMMER, Addington Davenport, Thomas Hutchinson, Elisha Cooke, and Adam Winthrop, Esqrs. The Funeral was attended by a great Number of Gentry in their Coaches, Chaises, etc., and abundance...
Page 33 - ... the solemn bell, the voice of prayer, and the hymn of praise. Simplicity, purity and all the multiplied ingredients of human happiness seize on the fancy and harmonize with our best affections. From associations of this description, the painter and the poet have derived the happiest conceptions. The mighty mind of Milton could build on chaos, and travel through the universe like a seraph, but, generally...

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