Sketches of Boston, past and present: and of some few places in its vicinity ...

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Phillips, Sampson, and company, 1851 - Boston (Mass.) - 358 pages
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Page 245 - There she is. Behold her, and judge for yourselves. There is her history; the world knows it by heart The past, at least, is secure. There is Boston, and Concord, and Lexington, and Bunker Hill; and there they will remain forever.
Page 209 - ... to the end that learning may not be buried in the graves of our forefathers in church and commonwealth, the Lord assisting our endeavors.
Page 31 - ... into one congregation or church, under the Lord Jesus Christ, our head, in such sort as becometh all those whom he hath redeemed, and sanctified to himself, do hereby solemnly and religiously, as in his most holy presence, promise and bind ourselves to walk in all our ways according to the rule of the Gospel, and in all sincere conformity to his holy ordinances, and in mutual love and respect to each other, so near as God shall give us grace.
Page 58 - ... to cultivate every art and science which may tend to advance the interest, honor, dignity and happiness of a free, independent, and virtuous people.30 29 John Adams, Works (CF Adams, edit., Boston, 1851-1856), IV, 302, in footnote, so American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Memoirs, as, XI (1888) , 78.
Page 209 - It being one chief project of that old deluder Satan to keep men from the knowledge of the Scriptures, as In former times by keeping them in an unknown tongue, so in these latter times by persuading from the use of tongues...
Page 26 - Human happiness has no perfect security but freedom; freedom, none but virtue; virtue, none but knowledge; and neither freedom, nor virtue, nor knowledge, has any vigor or immortal hope, except in the principles of the Christian faith, and in the sanctions of the Christian religion.
Page 51 - Voted, that it is the determination of this Body to carry their votes and resolutions into execution, at the risk of their lives and...
Page 204 - Every town, containing five hundred families or householders, shall, besides the schools prescribed in the preceding section, maintain a school, to be kept by a master of competent ability and good morals, who shall, in addition to the branches of learning before mentioned, give instruction in the history of the United States, book-keeping, surveying, geometry, and algebra ; and such last mentioned school shall be kept for the benefit of all the inhabitants of the town...
Page 25 - What lessons has New England, in every period of her history, given to the world ! What lessons do her condition and example still give ! How unprecedented, yet how practical ! How simple, yet how powerful ! She has proved that all the variety of Christian sects may live together in harmony, under a government which allows equal privileges to all, exclusive pre-eminence to none. She has proved that ignorance among the multitude is not necessary to order, but that the surest basis of perfect order...
Page 51 - Face; every Friend to his Country, to himself and to Posterity, is now called upon to meet at Faneuil Hall, at nine o'clock, THIS DAY (at which time the Bells will ring), to make a united and successful resistance to this last, worst and most destructive measure of administration.

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