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Page 170 - To the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General Court assembled.
Page 23 - Upon common theatres, indeed, the applause of the audience is of more importance to the actors than their own approbation. But upon the stage of life, while conscience claps, let the world hiss. On the contrary, if conscience disapproves, the loudest applauses of the world are of little value. While our own minds commend, we may calmly despise all the frowns, all censure, all the malignity of man.
Page 46 - Sebec requiring him to notify and warn the inhabitants thereof to meet at such convenient time and place as shall be appointed in said warrant for the choice of such officers as towns are by law required to choose at their annual town meetings.
Page 24 - Upon the whole, I think the divine (if he reveres his own understanding more than the decrees of councils or the sentiments of fathers; if he resolutely discharges the duties of his station according to the dictates of his mind...
Page 24 - Should the whole frame of nature round us break, In ruin and confusion hurled; We, unconcerned, might hear the mighty crack, And stand unhurt amidst a falling world." We have, indeed, the liberty of choosing what character we shall sustain in this great and important drama. But to choose rightly, we should consider in what character we can do the most service to our fellow-men as well as to ourselves. The man who lives wholly to himself is of less worth than the cattle in his barn.
Page 63 - British flags, and even planting them at the forks of the rivers, proclaiming formally that he took possession of the country in the name of the king of Great Britain for the Northwest Company.
Page 77 - Houses, none to be less than eighteen Feet Square, and Seven Feet Stud ; and clear and cultivate five Acres of Land on each Share fit for Tillage or Mowing; and...
Page 24 - The study of Law is indeed an avenue, to the more important offices of the State, and the happiness of human society is an object, worth the pursuit of any man. But the Acquisition of these important offices depends, upon many circumstances of Birth and fortune, not to mention Capacity, which I have not, that I can have no hopes of being usefull that way.
Page 205 - All that Tract Territory or parcel of Land Containing by Estimation thirty thousand Acres be the same more or less Scituate lying and being in or near the said County of Stafford in Virginia aforesaid Between the Courses of the said Two Rivers...