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
Printed at the Peterboro' transcript office, 1890 - Peterborough (N.H.) - 131 pages
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150th anniversary Abbot academy ancestors born Boston brother built Capt celebration century Charles Cheney Chief Marshal church civil Coleraine committee Cunningham Daniel Dartmouth Dartmouth College David David Steele descendants died Dublin early settlers farm farmers father fifty years ago friends grand grandson Gregg Hampshire Harvard College hills homestead honor Indian interest Ireland Jaffrey James Jeremiah Smith John H John Taggart John Todd Jonathan Jonathan Steele Joseph Farnum land last centennial late lawyer Lieut little-wheel lived Londonderry manufacture Mass Matthew Wright memory Miller minister Moore Morison Nathaniel Holmes occasion October 24 patriotic Peterboro Peterborough Transcript Phillips Exeter Academy Presbyterian present profession prosperity represented resident Robbe Robert Samuel Scotch-Irish sons and daughters Steele Stuart Thomas tion to-day Todd town of Peterborough valleys village White William Wilson worthy young
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 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.