Distinguished Families in America, Descended from Wilhelmus Beekman and Jan Thomasse Van Dyke

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Knickerbocker Press, 1912 - 266 pages

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Page v - In reference to nobility in individuals, nothing was ever better said than by Bishop Warburton — as is reported — in the House of Lords, on the occasion of some angry dispute which had arisen between a peer of noble family and one of a new creation. He said that, ' High birth was a thing which he never knew any one disparage, except those who had it not ; and he never knew any one make a boast of it who had anything else to be proud of.
Page 27 - The day of Judgment is either approaching, or it is not. If it is not, there is no cause for an adjournment; if it is, I choose to be found doing my duty. I wish therefore that candles may be brought.
Page 83 - The names of those which came over first, in ye year 1620. and were by the blessing of God the first beginers and (in a sort) the foundation of all the Plantations and Colonies in New-England ; and their families.
Page 188 - God who gave it my Body to the Earth from whence it came to be decently Interred at the Discretion of my Executors hereafter named in Certain hopes of a Resurrection & the Union of my Body & Soul at the last day...
Page 84 - Mr. Brewster lived to very old age ; about 80. years he was when he dyed, having lived some 23. or 24. years here in ye countrie ; & though his wife dyed long before, yet she dyed aged.
Page 83 - Wrasling; and a boy was put to him called Richard More; and another of his brothers. The rest of his children were left behind, & came over afterwards. Mr. Edward Winslow; Elizabeth, his wife; & 2.
Page 188 - IN the name of God Amen, I Sir Philipp Sydney, Knight, sore wounded in Body, but whole in Mind, all Praises be to God, do make this my Last Will and Testament, in Manner and Form following...
Page 92 - Catelyn Trico aged about 83 years born in Paris doth Testify and Declare that in ye year 1623 she came into this Country with a Ship called ye Unity whereof was Commander Arien Jorise belonging to ye West India Company being ye first Ship...
Page 172 - Dearest sister, thou hast left us ; Here thy loss we deeply feel ; But 't is God that hath bereft us : He can all our sorrows heal.
Page viii - Hospital and Bridewell flow ; Draymen and porters fill the city Chair And footboys magisterial purple wear. Fate has but very small distinction set Betwixt the counter and the coronet. Tarpaulin lords, pages of high renown, Rise up by poor men's valour, not their own. Great families of yesterday we show, And lords whose parents were the Lord knows who, PART II THE breed 's described : Now, Satire, if you can, Their temper show, for manners make the man.

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