Reminiscences of a Nonagenarian

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W.H. Huse & Company, printers, 1879 - Newburyport (Mass.) - 336 pages
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Page 266 - Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the Lord of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.
Page 140 - Majesty's name, to take these vagabond Quakers, Anne Colman, Mary Tomkins, and Alice Ambrose, and make them fast to the cart's tail, and driving the cart through your several towns, to whip them upon their naked backs not exceeding ten stripes apiece on each of them, in each town ; and so to convey them from constable to constable till they are out of this jurisdiction, as you will answer it at your peril ; and this shall be your warrant.
Page 292 - As a very important source of strength and security cherish public credit. One method of preserving it is to use it as sparingly as possible, avoiding occasions of expense by cultivating peace, but remembering also that timely disbursements to prepare for danger frequently prevent much greater disbursements to repel it...
Page 140 - I shall relate the truth of the case as my answer should be to ye honored court, and more cannot be proved, nor so much. On a rainy morning there came to my house Edward Wharton and three men more : the said Wharton spoke to me saying that they were...
Page 244 - This house stands a mile from the town, in a very beautiful situation ; but of this I could myself form no judgment, as it was already night. I went however, by moonlight, to see the garden, which is composed of different terraces. There is likewise a hot-house and a number of young trees. The house is very handsome and well finished, and every thing breathes that air of magnificence accompanied with simplicity, which is only to be found amongst merchants.
Page 139 - After a while the priest perceiving that the battle might be too hard for him, rose up and took the man of the house and his wife out of doors with him and began to deal with them for entertaining such dangerous people. They replied they were required to entertain strangers. The priest said it was dangerous entertaining such as had plague sore upon them.
Page 140 - I might possibly give offence in entertaining them, and as soone as the violence of the rain ceased (for it rained very hard), they went away and I never saw them since. The time that they...
Page 19 - Who was the first man? Adam. Who was the first woman? Eve. Who was the first murderer? Cain. Who was the first martyr? Abel.
Page 88 - The grand Jury presenting Elizabeth, wife of William Morse senior. She was indicted by the name of Elizabeth Morse for that she not having the fear of God before her eyes, being instigated by the Divil and had familiarity with the Divil contrary to the peace of our sovereign lord the king, his crown and dignity, the laws of God, and of this jurisdiction...

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