Gazetteer of Berkshire County, Mass., 1725-1885

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Printed at the Journal Office, 1885 - Berkshire County (Mass.) - 954 pages
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Page 18 - Thou preparedst room before it, And didst cause it to take deep root, And it filled the land. The hills were covered with the shadow of it, And the boughs thereof were like the goodly cedars. She sent out her boughs unto the sea, And her branches unto the river.
Page 17 - THOU who wouldst see the lovely and the wild Mingled in harmony on Nature's face/ Ascend our rocky mountains. Let thy foot Fail not with weariness, for on their tops The beauty and the majesty of earth Spread wide beneath, shall make thee to forget The steep and toilsome way.
Page 84 - How beautiful is death, when earn'd by virtue! Who would not be that youth? what pity is it That we can die but once to serve our country! Why sits this sadness on your brows, my friends? I should have blush'd if Cato's house had stood Secure, and flourish'd in a civil war.
Page 150 - Ran from her eyes. But when the sun. grew low And the hill shadows long, she threw herself From the steep rock and perished. There was scooped, Upon the mountain's southern slope, a grave ; And there they laid her, in the very garb With which the maiden decked herself for death, With the same withering wild flowers in her hair. And o'er the mould that covered her, the tribe Built up a simple monument, a cone Of small loose stones.
Page 18 - God, but minding most the positive and practical part of Divine institutions, they entered into Covenant ' To walk with God, and one with another, in the enjoyment of the ordinances of God, according to the primitive pattern in the Word of God.
Page 14 - That mailable matter of the fourth class shall embrace all matter not embraced in the first, second, or third class, which is not in its form or nature liable to destroy, deface, or otherwise damage the contents of the mail bag, or harm the person of any one engaged in the postal service...
Page 409 - If dying mortals' doom they sing aright, No ghosts descend to dwell in dreadful night ; No parting souls to grisly Pluto go. Nor seek the dreary silent shades below ; But forth they fly immortal in their kind, And other bodies in new worlds they find ; Thus life for ever runs its endless race, And like a line death but divides the space, A stop which can but for a moment last, A point between the future and the past.
Page 355 - There is a precipice That seems a fragment of some mighty wall, Built by the hand that fashioned the old world, To separate its nations, and thrown down When the flood drowned them.
Page 74 - That if this,- or a similar covenant, shall, after the first day of August next, be offered to any trader or shop-keeper in this county, and he or they shall refuse to sign the same for the space of forty-eight hours, that we will from thenceforth purchase no article of British manufacture or East-India goods from him or them until such time as he or they shall sign this or a similar covenant.
Page 14 - Embraces blank address tags or labels, patterns, playing cards, visiting cards, ornamented paper, and all other matter of the same general character, the printing upon which is not designed to instruct, amuse, cultivate the mind or taste, or impart general information. This class also includes merchandise, and samples of merchandise, models, samples of ores, metals, minerals, cut flowers, and any other matter not included in the first, second, or third classes, and which is not liable to destroy...

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