Portsmouth, Historic and Picturesque: A Volume of Information

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C. S. Gurney, 1902 - Portsmouth (N.H.) - 225 pages

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Page 79 - of Tobago rum, which will be sold for the most they will bring. They are at the service of the State. If we succeed in defending our firesides and our homes, I may be remunerated ; if we do not, then the property will be of no value to me. Our friend Stark, who
Page 97 - Within, unwonted splendors met the eye, Panels and floors of oak, and tapestry ; Carved chimney-pieces, where on brazen dogs Reveled and roared the Christmas fires of logs ; Doors opening into darkness unawares, Mysterious passages, and
Page 22 - at the risk of their lives and fortunes, with arms oppose the hostile proceedings of the British fleets and armies against the united American colonies.
Page 97 - It was a pleasant mansion, an abode Near and yet hidden from the great high-road, Sequestered among trees, a noble pile, Baronial and colonial in its style.
Page 80 - After dinner we went to drink tea with Mr. Langdon. He is a handsome man and of noble carriage. His house is elegant and well furnished and the
Page 15 - To found a Plantacon on the river of Pascataqua, to cultivate the vine, discover mines, carry on the fisheries, and trade with the natives,
Page 26 - He had invited all his friends and peers,— The Pepperels, the Langdons and the bears, The Sparhawks, the
Page 97 - of stairs ; And on the walls, in heavy gilded frames, The ancestral Wentworths with Old-Scripture names.

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