Hebron, Connecticut, Bicentennial, August 23d to 25th, 1908: An Account of the Celebration of the Two Hundredth Anniversary of the Incorporation of the Town : 1708-1908

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Bicentennial Committee, 1910 - Hebron (Conn. : Town) - 77 pages
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Page 72 - Oh, better that her shattered hulk Should sink beneath the wave; Her thunders shook the mighty deep, And there should be her grave : Nail to the mast her holy flag. Set every threadbare sail, And give her to the god of storms, The lightning and the gale!
Page 26 - That, viewing it, we seem almost to obtain Our innocent sweet simple years again. This fond attachment to the well-known place, Whence first we started into life's long race, Maintains its hold with such unfailing sway, We feel it e'en in age, and at our latest day.
Page 16 - The lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they who seek the Lord, shall want no manner of thing that is good.
Page 41 - ... only the fifth part of all the ore of gold and silver, which, from time to time, and at all times hereafter, shall be there gotten, had, or obtained...
Page 42 - What remaynes must be subdued, and gained out of the fire as it were, by hard blowes and for smal recompence.
Page 43 - ... organized, in addition to those already noted. At the May session of the General Assembly, 1707, Hebron was incorporated. The settlement of this place was begun about three years previous to the above date. The first settlers of the town were William Shipman, Timothy Phelps, Caleb Jones, Samuel Filer, Stephen Post, Jacob Root, Samuel Curtis, Edward Sawyer, Joseph Youngs, and Benoni Trumbull. They were from Windsor, Saybrook, Long Island, and Northampton.* In May of the following year, it was...
Page 50 - Lit by the brilliant spark, from grain to grain Runs the quick fire, along the kindling train ; On the pain'd ear-drum bursts the sudden crash, Starts the red flame, and death pursues the flash.
Page 41 - Manor of East Greenwich in the County of Kent, in the Kingdom of England, in free and common soccage, and not in capite, nor by Knight's service.
Page 76 - Full many a gem of purest ray serene, The dark unfathomed caves of ocean bear : Pull many a flower is born to blush unseen, And waste its sweetness on the desert air.
Page 51 - He had an uncommonly active mind, and had acquired a large store of varied information. He had an iron will as well as an iron frame; and whatever he undertook he pursued with a spirit of indomitable perseverance. His ruling passion perhaps was ambition ; but though he made some noise in the world, he probably never reached any high point of distinction to which he aspired. As a preacher, he held a highly respectable rank — his sermons were written with care, and delivered in a manly and impressive...

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