Proceedings of the Sesqui-centennial Celebration Held at Peterborough, N.H., Thursday, Oct. 24, 1889: With the Action of the Town and Its Committees Incidental Thereto

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Printed at the Peterboro' transcript office, 1890 - Peterborough (N.H.) - 131 pages
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Page 27 - If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning ! If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth ; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy...
Page 20 - All swoln and ulcerous, pitiful to the eye, The mere despair of surgery, he cures, Hanging a golden stamp about their necks, Put on with holy prayers : and 'tis spoken, To the succeeding royalty he leaves The healing benediction.
Page 19 - Such a mighty power did the squirmers wield O'er the goodly men of old Derryfield, It was often said that their only care, And their only wish, and their only prayer, For the present world and the world to come, Was a string of eels and a jug of rum I Oh the eel, the eel, the squirming eel, What a lovely phase does his life reveal!
Page 46 - Jeremiah Smith was perhaps the best talker I have been acquainted with ; he was full of knowledge of books and men, had a great deal of wit and humor, and abhorred silence as an intolerable state of existence.
Page 21 - This ought ye to have done, and not to have left the other undone.
Page 32 - The strength of a town," he says, "does not consist in its towers and buildings, but in counting a great number of learned, serious, honest, well-educated citizens.
Page 8 - Genius, unexerted, is no more genius than a bushel of acorns is a forest of oaks." There may be epics in men's brains, just as there are oaks in acorns, but the tree and the bark must come out before we can measure them.
Page 8 - Tis the old, old story: one man will read His lesson of toil in the sky; While another is blind to the present need, But sees with the spirit's eye. You may grind their souls in the selfsame mill, You may bind them heart and brow; But the poet will follow the rainbow still, And his brother will follow the plow.
Page 25 - the first voice publicly raised in America to dissolve all connection with Great Britain came not from the Puritans of New England, nor the Dutch of New York, nor from the planters of Virginia, but from the Scotch-Irish Presbyterians.
Page 6 - Exercises at the Celebration of the One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Incorporation of the Town of Kingston, Mass., June 27, 1876.

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