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The Story of an Old Farm; Or, Life in New Jersey in the Eighteenth Century
Andrew D. Mellick
No preview available - 2015
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Page 623 - Like leaves on trees the race of man is found, Now green in youth, now withering on the ground; Another race the following spring supplies; They fall successive, and successive rise: So generations in their course decay; So flourish these, when those are pass'd away.
Page 344 - I desire most earnestly that I may not be buried in any church or churchyard, or within a mile of any Presbyterian or Anabaptist meeting-house; for, since I have resided in this country, I have kept so much bad company while living that I do not choose to continue it when dead.
Page 220 - We cannot allow the colonies to check, or discourage in any degree, a traffic so beneficial to the nation.
Page 222 - Serve God daily, love one another, preserve your victuals, beware of fire, and keepe good companie.
Page 213 - I could wish myself accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen...
Page 102 - Not a drop of our blood have you spilled in battle* — not an acre of our land have you taken but by our consent.
Page 47 - America, not to go to New York, where the government had shown itself so unequitable. This advice had such influence that the Germans, who afterwards went in great numbers to North America, constantly avoided New York, and always went to Pennsylvania. It sometimes happened that they were forced to go on board such ships as were bound for New York, but they were scarce got on shore when they hastened to Pennsylvania, in sight of all the inhabitants of New York.
Page 1 - AT Atri in Abruzzo, a small town Of ancient Roman date, but scant renown, One of those little places that have run Half up the hill, beneath a blazing sun, And then sat down to rest, as if to say, " I climb no farther upward, come what may...
Page 315 - I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country...