The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 55

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The Society, 1901 - New England
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Vols. 37-52 (1883-98) include section: Genealogical gleanings in England, by H. F. Waters.

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Page 25 - For honourable age is not that which standeth in length of time, nor that is measured by number of years ; but wisdom is the grey hair unto men, and an unspotted life is old age.
Page 334 - Christian burial at the discretion of my executors nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God...
Page lxxxvi - Harvard and studied law, serving also as librarian ; and was admitted to the bar and opened a law office in Boston in 1849.
Page 123 - Blac bleach, an historical address delivered at the annual meeting of The Village library company of Farmington, Conn., Sept.
Page 166 - Path opened from the brow of the wooded hill up on the east, where now the bell of the huge arsenal tells hourly of the coming of a stranger along the path of time. And when some worn and weary man came in sight, upon his halfstarved horse, or two or three pedestrians, bending beneath their packs and swinging their sturdy staves, were seen approaching, the village was astir from one end to the other. Whoever the comer might be, he was welcomed with a cordiality and universality that was not...
Page 198 - And seeing it hath pleased him to give me to see 30. years compleated since these beginings ; and that the great works of his providence are to be observed, I have thought it not unworthy my paines to take a...
Page 160 - ... for the yeere. Such places as they chose for their abode, were usually at the falls of great rivers, or near the...
Page 165 - Eastern settlements was by a path marked by trees a portion of the distance, and by slight clearings of brush and thicket for the remainder. No stream was bridged, no hill graded, and no marsh drained. The path led through woods which bore the marks of the centuries, over barren hills that had been licked by the Indians' hounds of fire, and along the banks of streams that the seine had never dragged.
Page 160 - ... which times they used, like good fellows, to make all common ; and then those who had entertained their neighbors by the seaside, expected the like kindness from them againe up higher in the country ; and were wont to have their great dances for mirth at those general meetings.
Page 127 - The price is small, considering the time and labor given to the preparation of the work, and the proceeds from the sale of the book are to be devoted to the publication of succeeding volumes.

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