Root Genealogical Records. 1600-1870: Comprising the General History of the Root and Roots Families in America

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R. C. Root, Anthony & Company, 1870 - 525 pages
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Page 31 - My boast is not that I deduce my birth From loins enthroned, and rulers of the earth; But higher far my proud pretensions rise,— The son of parents passed into the skies!
Page 12 - There is a moral and philosophical respect for our ancestors, which elevates the character and improves the heart. Next to the sense of religious duty and moral feeling, I hardly know what should bear with stronger obligation on a liberal and enlightened mind, than a consciousness of an alliance with excellence which is departed; and a consciousness, too, that in its acts and conduct, and even in its sentiments and thoughts, it may be actively operating on the happiness of those that come after it.
Page 50 - Hercules of Sandwich, of the burthen of 200 tons, John Witherley, master, and therein transported from Sandwich to the plantation called New England in America, with the certificates from the ministers where they last dwelt of their conversation, and conformity to the orders and discipline of the church, and that they had taken the oath of allegiance and supremacy.
Page 85 - First, and principally, I commit my soul into the hands of Almighty God, and my body to the earth to be decently buried...
Page 5 - Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations : ask thy father, and he will shew thee ; thy elders, and they will tell thee.
Page 37 - But with our industry we must likewise be steady, settled, and careful, and oversee our own affairs with our own eyes, and not trust too much to others; for, as Poor Richard says, I never saw an oft-removed tree, Nor yet an oft-removed family, That throve so well as those that settled be.
Page 27 - The sweet remembrance of the just, Like a green root, revives, and bears A train of blessings for his heirs, When dying nature sleeps in dust.
Page 480 - Resolved, That the Committee on Territories be instructed to report to this House, with as little delay as practicable, a bill or bills providing a territorial government for each of the Territories of New Mexico and California, and excluding Slavery therefrom.
Page 155 - Ditch," which he gave to Clinton's Canal. These two gentlemen addressed Dow, told him they had heard him say much of heaven, and now begged to ask him if he would describe the place. "Yes,
Page 25 - Tis poor, and not becoming perfect gentry To build their glories at their fathers' cost, But at their own expense of blood or virtue, To raise them living monuments : our birth Is not our own act ; honour upon trust Our ill deeds forfeit ; and the wealthy sums Purchased by others...

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