The Essex Antiquarian, Volume 10

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Sidney Perley
Essex Antiquarian, 1906 - Essex County (Mass.)
 

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Page 181 - O'er the desolate waste of the vanishing years, From the gloom of these lone latter days. Its lips are as ruddy, its heart is as warm, To my fancy, to-night, as of yore, When we cuddled around it, and smiled at the storm As it showed its white teeth at the door.
Page 181 - To my fancy, to-night, as of yore, When we cuddled around it, and smiled at the storm As it showed its white teeth at the door. I remember the apple that wooed the red flame Till the blood bubbled out of its cheek, And the passionate popcorn that smothered its shame Till its heart split apart with a shriek ; I remember the Greeks and the Trojans who fought In their shadowy shapes on the wall, And the yarn, in thick tangle;, my fingers held taut While my mother was winding the ball.
Page 53 - ... jurisdiction, their wives and children, who are left to their discretion in wearing of apparel, or any...
Page 53 - ... bootes, or women of the same ranke to weare silke or tiffany hoodes or scarfes, which though allowable to persons of greater estates, or more liberall education, yet we cannot but judge it intollerable in persons of such like condition...
Page 50 - Whereas there is much complaint of the excessive wearing of lace, & other superfluities tending to little vse or benefit, but to the nourishing of...
Page 181 - G reeks and the Trojans who fought, In their shadowy shapes on the wall, And the yarn, in thick tangles, my fingers held taut, While my mother was winding the ball. I remember the cat that lay cozy and curled By the jamb where the flames flickered high, And the sparkles — the fireflies of winter — that whirled Up the flue, as the wind whistled by ; I remember the bald-headed, bandy-legged tongs, That frowned like a fiend in my face, In a fury of passion, repeating the wrongs, They had borne in...
Page 52 - ... crept in upon us, and especially among people of mean condition, to the dishonor of God, the scandall of our profession, the consumption of Estates, and altogether unsuitable to our povertie...
Page 187 - Encyclopédique, which has just arrived in this country, there is an account of a very extraordinary proposal, viz. to communicate verbal intelligence, in a few moments, to vast 'distances ; and this not by symbols, as in the telegraph, but in distinct articulate sounds, uttered by the human voice.
Page 50 - And that no taylr, or any other person whatsoever, shall hereafter set any lace, or points vpon any garments, either linnen, wollen, or any other wearing cloathes whatsoever, &.
Page 53 - Select men aforesaid shall have power to assess such persons so offending in any of the particulars above mentioned in the Country Rates, at two hundred pounds estates, according to that proportion that such men use to pay to whom such Apparel is suitable and allowed...

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