Early New England People: Some Account of the Ellis,Pemberton,Willard,Prescott,Titcomb,Sewall and Longfellow, and Allied Families

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W.B. Clarke & Carruth, 1882 - New England - 288 pages
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Page 237 - Were a star quenched on high, For ages would its light, Still travelling downward from the sky, Shine on our mortal sight. So when a great man dies, For years beyond our ken The light he leaves behind him lies Upon the paths of men.
Page 219 - It is most certain that all Men, as they are the Sons of Adam, are Co-heirs, and have equal Right unto Liberty, and all other outward Comforts of Life.
Page 219 - Stately and slow, with thoughtful air, His black cap hiding his whitened hair, Walks the Judge of the great Assize, Samuel Sewall the good and wise.
Page 85 - Fellows, and for all accommodations of buildings, and all other necessary provisions, that may conduce to the education of the English and Indian youth of this country, in knowledge and godliness.
Page 39 - I owe in right or conscience to any manner of person or persons whatsoever shall be well and truly contented and paid or ordained to be...
Page 87 - For we have respected rather a plain translation than to smooth our verses with the sweetness of any paraphrase: and so have attended conscience rather than elegance, fidelity rather than poetry...
Page 18 - Society, who chose rather to Dance about a May pole, first Erected to the Honour of Strumpet Flora, than to hear a good Sermon ; who hearing of this Meeting, though above Twenty Miles distant from it, and desirous to see the Mode and Novel of a Churches Gathering ; with great studiousness, he applyed himself to be at it...
Page 76 - ... amidst the shrieks of hysterical women, and the winds that howled over the plains of Nauset; but there was no more music in it than in the discordant sounds with which it was mingled.
Page 216 - Hobs her Servants there to be in a readiness for the Pool Waggons. At this place her near Relations, especially my very worthy and pious Uncle Mr Stephen Dummer took leave with Tears. Capt. Dummer of Swathling treated us with Raisins and Almonds. My Mother lodged in Pumpyard, London, waiting for the going of the Ship, the Prudent Mary, Capt. Isaac Woodgreen, Commander. Went by water to Graves-End where the Ship lay.
Page 69 - series of theological and political controversy." He " was a partisan by profession ; always harnessed, and ready, and restless for the onset; now courting the statesman, now mingling with the multitude, exciting the clergy in the Synod, the congregation in the pulpit, and the people in the halls of the popular assembly,

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