The Pillsbury Family: Being a History of William and Dorothy Pillsbury (or Pilsbery) of Newbury in New England, and Their Descendants to the Eleventh Generation

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Massachusetts publishing Company, 1898 - 307 pages
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Page xix - Ah, brother! only I and thou Are left of all that circle now, — The dear home faces whereupon That fitful firelight paled and shone. Henceforward, listen as we will, The voices of that hearth are still ; Look where we may, the wide earth o'er, Those lighted faces smile no more. We tread the paths their feet have worn, We sit beneath their orchard trees, We hear, like them, the hum of bees, And rustle of the bladed corn...
Page xxvi - My life is dreary, He cometh not," she said; She said, "I am aweary, aweary, I would that I were dead!
Page 9 - And as touching such Worldly Estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life, I give, devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form...
Page xiii - As he heard them When he sat with those who were, but are not. Happy he whom neither wealth nor fashion, Nor the march of the encroaching city, Drives an exile From the hearth of his ancestral homestead. We may build more splendid habitations, Fill our rooms with paintings and with sculptures, But we cannot Buy with gold the old associations ! CATAWBA WINE.
Page xxxii - I do hereby acknowledge, have given, granted, bargained, and sold, and by these presents do give, grant, bargain, sell, convey and confirm unto him the said Adam Dickey, Jr.
Page 36 - We, the subscribers, do hereby solemnly engage and promise that we will, to the utmost of our power, at the risque of our lives and fortunes, with arms oppose the hostile proceedings of the British fleets and armies against the United American Colonies.
Page 163 - ... through the school of practical life ; it is therefore free from the taint of pedantry. A keen student of the world's affairs and of men, his judgment has become accurate, his tact remarkable, and his knowledge is .worth to the world an hundred-fold that of many a patron of our august institutions. He learned the shoemaker's trade when fourteen years of age ; at twenty started a shoe factory at Cilleysville, Andover, NH, for his brother Stephen, and was superintendent of the extensive concern...
Page xiii - And, round and round, over valley and hill, Old roads winding, as old roads will, Here to a ferry, and there to a mill; And glimpses of chimneys and gabled eaves, Through green elm arches and maple leaves, Old homesteads sacred to all that can Gladden or sadden the heart of man...
Page 167 - ... against the road for personal injury, resulting from accident and fire, than all other officers combined. In all his long term of office, his relations with the officers of the road were of the most agreeable character ; no fault was ever found or complaint made of his transactions by the management. During a residence of nearly twentyseven years in Concord, Mr. Pillsbury was called upon to fill many important positions of honor and trust, and he did much toward building up and beautifying the...
Page 129 - ... impression. He is fit to meet the bar-room wits and bullies; he is a wit and a bully himself and something more; he is a graduate of the plough and the cedar swamp and the snowbank, and has nothing new to learn of labor or poverty or the rough of farming.

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