history of the city of grand rapids michigan

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Page 270 - The planets, all the infinite host of heaven, Are shining on the sad abodes of death, Through the still lapse of ages. All that tread The globe are but a handful to the tribes That slumber in its bosom.
Page 94 - Middlesex, shall continue to be a body corporate and politic, under the name of the city of Cambridge; and, as such, shall have, exercise, and enjoy, all the rights, immunities, powers, and privileges, and shall be subject to all the duties and obligations, now incumbent upon, and appertaining to, said town, as a municipal corporation.
Page 349 - We believe that there is one God, whose nature is Love, revealed in one Lord Jesus Christ, by one Holy Spirit of Grace, who will finally restore the whole family of mankind to holiness and happiness.
Page 74 - Campau was said to be worth $100,000 ; but when the change of times came, he made an assignment of all his property for the benefit of his creditors, except the Old Congregational Church, which he deeded to his mother.
Page 576 - And floats aloft our spangled flag in glory and in pride ; And bayonets in the sunlight gleam, and bands brave music pour — We are coming, Father Abraham — three hundred thousand more ! If you look all up our valleys, where the growing harvests shine, You may see our sturdy farmer boys fast forming into line ; And children from their mothers...
Page 585 - Wells; Major, William O'Donnell. Co. I of this regiment was recruited at Lowell, Kent county. While in camp at Jackson the regiment was presented by the ladies of that place with a magnificent silk flag. It was assigned to provost duty in Alexandria, Va., where it remained until April, 1863. In the summer of that year it was part of the force that was sent to New York to assist in maintaining order during the period of mob lawlessness. After that it was in the campaigns of the Army of the Potomac...
Page 270 - Thou shalt lie down With patriarchs of the infant world - with kings, The powerful of the earth - the wise, the good, Fair forms, and hoary seers of ages past, All in one mighty sepulchre.
Page 36 - O'er barren hills, alone, alone! His guide a star, he wandered far, His pillow every night a stone. At last he came, with foot so lame, Where learned men talk heathen Greek, And Hebrew lore is gabbled o'er, To please the Muses, — twice a week. Awhile he writ, awhile he read, Awhile he...
Page 576 - And children from their mother's knees are pulling at the weeds, And learning how to reap and sow against their country's needs; And a farewell group stands weeping at every cottage door: We are coming, Father Abraham, three hundred thousand more! You have called us, and we're coming, by Richmond's bloody tide To lay us down, for Freedom's sake, our brothers...
Page 36 - A little could my wants supply 'Can wealth and honour give me more; ' Or, will the sylvan god deny "The humble treat he gave before? 'Let seraphs gain the bright abode, 'And heaven's sublimest mansions see 'I only bow to Nature's God 'The land of shades will do for me. 'These dreadful secrets of the sky 'Alarm my soul with chilling fear 'Do planets in their orbits fly, 'And is the earth, indeed, a sphere? 'Let planets still their...

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