Chronography of Notable Events in the History of the Northwest Territory and Wayne County

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O.S. Gulley, Borman & Company, Printers, 1890 - Northwest, Old - 484 pages
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Page 319 - Thus when a poet tells us the bosom of his mistress is as white as snow, there is no wit in the comparison; but when he adds, with a sigh, that it is as cold too, it then grows into wit.
Page 346 - Surely goodness and mercy have followed me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
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