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Page 49 - But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort ? for all things come of thee, and of thine own have we given thee.
Page 49 - Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all. Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name.
Page vii - WE have heard with our ears, O GOD, our fathers have told us what thou hast done in their time of old. 2 How thou hast driven out the heathen with thy hand, and planted them in ; how thou hast destroyed the nations, and cast them out.
Page 169 - I attended to, while in this school; but there was one thing I could not do. I could not make a declamation. I could not speak before the school. The kind and excellent Buckminster sought, especially, to persuade me to perform the exercise of declamation, like other boys ; but I could not do it Many a piece did I commit to memory, and recite and rehearse, in my own room, over and over again; yet when the day came, when the school collected to hear...
Page 21 - First of all, We approve and subscribe the Confession of Faith put forth by the Assembly of Divines at Westminster.
Page 120 - Well, go to Mrs. Chauncy, and tell her to give you one of my old coats ;" and was again absorbed in his studies. The servant remained fixed. After a while, the doctor, turning his eyes that way, saw him again, as if for the first time, and said, " What do you want, Scip. ?"
Page 31 - Thou hast avouched the Lord this day to be thy God, and to walk in his ways, and to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and to hearken unto his voice: and the Lord hath avouched thee this day to be his peculiar people, as he hath promised thee, and that thou shouldest keep all his commandments...
Page 161 - For these, then, I ask, and may that God who has hitherto blessed the religious -interests of your society in granting you a succession of luminaries...