Publications of the Brookline Historical Society, Volumes 1-2

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Page 5 - An act to provide for the payment of debts, due from the conspirators and absentees, and for the recovery of Debts due to them...
Page 16 - Then Mr. Pratt said two or three words and the clerk was ordered to swear us; after the oath, Mr. Gridley took me by the hand, wished me much joy, and recommended me to the Bar. I shook hands with the Bar and received their congratulations, and invited them over to Stone's to drink some punch, where most of us resorted, and had a very cheerful chat.
Page 32 - Bar revered. Rest, peaceful Shade ! innoxious, as thy walk, May Slander babble, and may Censure talk. Ne'er on thy memory Envy cast a blot, But human frailties in thy worth forgot.
Page 16 - I have tried him, he is a very sensible fellow." At last, he rose up, and bowed to his right hand, and said " Mr. Quincy," — when Quincy rose up : then he bowed to me,
Page 31 - News-Letter oi the 171)1 of that month has the following "Extempore Lines" on his death: — Of parts and learning, wit and worth possessed, Gridley shone forth, conspicuous o'er the rest ; In native powers robust, and smit with fame, The genius brightened and the spark took flame ; Nature and Science wove the laurel crown, Ambitious, each alike conferred renown. High in the dignity and strength of thought, The maze of knowledge sedulous he sought, With mind superior studied and retained, And Life...
Page 32 - SOME time at eve when the tide is low, I shall slip my mooring and sail away, With no response to the friendly hail Of kindred craft in the busy bay. In the silent hush of the twilight pale, When the night stoops down to embrace the day, And the voices call in the waters' flow — Some time at eve when the tide is low, I shall slip my mooring and sail away.
Page 5 - Section 1. The American Association for the Advancement of Science was in-corporated by an act of the General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1874.
Page 32 - ... with them, and at length he consented. Much excitement was produced by his labors; great additions were made to the church ; his congregation grew too large for the Meeting House, so that his friends procured the use of St. Paul's, the Episcopal church, the largest in the city, which was immediately filled to overflowing; and most of the clergy, of all denominations, embraced every opportunity to hear him. Amidst this tide of success and popularity, while all appeared to approve, he himself was...
Page 15 - ... of his professional life, having much leisure time, and possessed of an active, energetic mind, he established the Rehearsal, a weekly paper, the first issue of which was September 29, 1731. To this publication he was a frequent contributor. "His articles give lasting proof," says a sketch of him, "that he was one of the most elegant and classical writers of his age.
Page 32 - I have the greatest door open that I ever saw, insomuch that I am surprised at the alteration since I was here last. I have preached in a great many meeting-houses of different denominations, and to great numbers of people, as often as eight or nine times a week, and with greater acceptance than ever I did.

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