Address at the Centennial Celebration of the Town of Fitchburg ...: June 30, 1864

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1876 - 91 pages
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Page 34 - She there shall dress a sweeter sod Than Fancy's feet have ever trod. By fairy hands their knell is rung, By forms unseen their dirge is sung; There Honor comes, a pilgrim gray, To bless the turf that wraps their clay; And Freedom shall awhile repair, To dwell a weeping hermit there!
Page 26 - I say the pulpit (in the sober use Of its legitimate, peculiar powers) Must stand acknowledged, while the world shall stand, The most important and effectual guard, Support and ornament of virtue's cause.
Page 10 - Indeed, what signifies whether they be perverted or no ? the women in my time were good for something. I have seen a lady dressed from top to toe in her own manufactures formerly. But now-adays, the devil a thing of their own manufactures about them, except their faces.
Page 34 - Returns to deck their hallowed mould, She there shall dress a sweeter sod Than Fancy's feet have ever trod. By fairy...
Page 27 - Voted in town meeting, that if the Honorable Continental Congress should for the safety of these United Colonies declare them independent of the Kingdom of Great Britain, that we, the inhabitants of the town of Fitchburg, will, with our lives and fortunes, support them in the measure.
Page 19 - To cipher beyond the Rule of Three was deemed a notable achievement and mere surplusage .among the average of country scholars. The business of teaching, at that day, was disdainfully regarded as among the humblest and most unprofitable of callings; and...
Page 25 - ... services, as a candidate. Just after the messenger entered the town, he met one of the inhabitants, and, apparently, a man of standing. He began a conversation with him, and intimated, that he was desirous of finding a suitable minister for the society with which he was connected. " Why," said he, " I dont like the doctrine of Mr.
Page 20 - The school consisted mainly of small scholars, some of them, perhaps, sent to school to get them out of the way. The teacher owned a small arithmetic, name not recollected. From this he gave out questions, if perchance any lad was old enough to encounter the ground rules.
Page 26 - Tea's being brought into Boston, subject to a duty so directly tending to the enslaving of America — it is our opinion that your opposition is just and equitable; and the people of this town are ready to afford all the assistance in their power to keep off all such infringements.
Page 52 - Dear Dumont, Lincoln's Inn, Oct. 27. 1795. I have received your long-expected letter, and, as a gentle reproach, I answer it immediately. It would have given me great pleasure to have been with you at Bowood. I should certainly have passed my time much more agreeably than I have done here in the midst of Chancery pleadings ; but I should have had so great an arrear of business as would have kept me hurried and fatigued throughout the whole winter. I do not much envy you any of your company at...

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