Book of the Lockes: A Genealogical and Historical Record of the Descendants of William Locke, of Woburn ...

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J. Munroe and Company, 1853 - 406 pages
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Page 4 - 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 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 who come after it.
Page 4 - It is a noble faculty of our nature which enables us to connect our thoughts our sympathies, and our happiness with what is distant in place or time; and looking before and after, to hold communion at once with our ancestors and our posterity.
Page 4 - But there is also a moral and philosophical respect for our ancestors, which elevates the character and improves the heart.
Page 294 - House ; and layeth some acres of ground thereto, which he giveth them as their own, requiring them three days in the week to work for him by turns, and four days for themselves ; and promiseth, as soon as they can repay him the money he laid out for them, he will set them at liberty.
Page 341 - Majesty, his Heirs and Successors, as of his Manor, of East- Greenwich, in the County of Kent, in free and common Soccage...
Page 294 - Feb' 1764. Having the oportunity I Make Bould to Truble you with these few Lines to Let you Know that I am in Good...
Page 5 - I give and bequeath my soul (to God) that gave it me, and my body to the earth...
Page 294 - ... and whereof sundry were sent hither, — we have been desirous, as we could to make their yoke easy. Such as were sick of the scurvy, or other diseases, have not wanted physic and chirurgery.
Page 349 - ... better state hereafter. He would not suffer her to sit up with him, saying, that perhaps he might be able to sleep, but if any change should happen, he would send for her. Having no sleep in the night, he was taken out of bed and carried into his study, where he slept for some time in his chair: after waking, he desired to be dressed, and then heard Lady Masham read the Psalms apparently with great attention, until perceiving his end to draw near, he stopped her, and expired a very few minutes...
Page 347 - I know it very well, that I might have done so ; and that was the very reason why I did not communicate my design to any one. I received my commission directly from the king, and to him I resolved to restore it, that he might have the pleasure of bestowing it upon some worthy man, better able to fulfil the duties than myself.

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