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A Topographical Historical Description Boston (Classic Reprint)
Nathaniel B. Shurtleff
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Page 29 - Thus out of small beginnings greater things have been produced by His hand that made all things of nothing, and gives being to all things that are; and, as one small candle may light a thousand, so the light here kindled hath shone unto many, yea in some sort to our whole nation; let the glorious name of Jehovah have all the praise.
Page 18 - Name of the Council Established at Plymouth in the County of Devon, for the Planting, Ruling, Ordering and Governing of New England in America...
Page 602 - ... approaches of Washington's besieging army, although the buildings since erected in the vicinity have shut out almost every object save the steeple of the Old South, which seems almost within arm's length. Descending from the cupola, I paused in the garret to observe the ponderous white-oak framework, so much more massive than the frames of modern houses, and thereby resembling an antique skeleton.
Page 18 - The Treasurer and Company of Adventurers and Planters of the City of London for the first Colony in Virginia: ******** VI.
Page 625 - It is therefore ordered by this Court and the authority thereof, that the...
Page 218 - Maintained a large family comfortably; And brought up thirteen children and seven grand-children, Reputably. From this instance, reader, Be encouraged to diligence in thy calling And distrust not Providence.
Page 24 - The humble request of his Majesty's loyal subjects, the Governor and the company late gone for New England ; to the rest of their brethren in and of the church of England.
Page 218 - He was a pious and prudent man, She a discreet and virtuous woman. Their youngest son, In filial regard to their memory, Places this stone.
Page 32 - In those days God did cause his people to trust in him, and to be contented with mean things. It was not accounted a strange thing in those days to drink water, and to eat samp or hominy without butter or milk. Indeed, it would have been a strange thing to see a piece of roast beef, mutton or veal ; though it was not long before there was roast goat.