Faneuil Hall and Faneuil Hall Market: Or, Peter Faneuil and His Gift

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Lee and Shepard, 1901 - Merchants - 226 pages
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Page 107 - ... in the breast of the generous Founder, influence all your debates, that society may reap the benefit of them. " May Liberty always spread its joyful wings over this place. Liberty that opens men's hearts to beneficence, and gives the relish to those who enjoy the effects of it.
Page 147 - I must beg the fav r of you to Recommend to my Man Harry where he can get some Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Hams, Partridges, Mutton, or any thing that will save my Reputation in a Dinner, and by all means some Butter; Be so good as to help me, and you will much oblige me ; is there any good Mellons or Peaches, or any good fruit, near you ? Your advice to Harry will much oblige me; Excuse me, I am very troublesome ; Can I get a good Turkey...
Page 137 - Shem Drowne made it, May 25, 1742. l To my brethren and fellow Grasshopper. Fell in ye year 1753 [1755] Nov r 18, early in ye morning by a great earthquake by my Old Master above. . . . Again Like to have met with my Utter Ruin by fire, but hopping Timely from my Public Scituation, came of with Broken bones and much Bruised.
Page 106 - ... to pursue it. It was to him the highest enjoyment of riches, to relieve the wants of the needy, from which he was himself exempted, to see mankind rejoicing in the fruits of his bounty, and to feel that divine satisfaction which results from communicating happiness to others. His acts of charity were so secret and unbounded, that none but they who were the objects of it, can compute the sums which he annually distributed among them.
Page 105 - ... better discharg'd the office that is enjoined me. But the commands of those (for such I must always esteem their desires) who have devolved this charge upon me, and the veneration I have for the virtues of the deceas'd, oblige me to bear what little part I can, in a grateful...
Page 85 - It was then voted unanimously that, in testimony of the Town's gratitude to the said Peter Faneuil, Esq., and to perpetuate his memory, the Hall over the market place be named Faneuil Hall, to be at all times hereafter called and known by that name.
Page 117 - ... Brother Addington Davenport gave them a sermon, upon the Apostolical succession. The good people had therefore forgotten all about the Faneuil arms; and, before a great many years had rolled away, the inquiry naturally arose, in popular phraseology, 'Whereabouts was it, that Peter Faneuil was buried?' Some worthy old citizen — God bless him — who knew rather more of this matter than his neighbors, and was well aware that the arms would be but a dead letter to posterity, resolved to serve...
Page 108 - May those who are the inheritors of the large estate of our deceased benefactor, inherit likewise the largeness of his soul. May the widow, the orphan, and the helpless, find in them a protector, a father and a support. In a word, to sum up all, may Faneuil live in them. ' May charity, that most excellent of graces, that beam from the breast of the Father of Mercies, which so soon as ever it enters our bosoms it begins our happiness ; charity, the joy of men, of angels, of Almighty God ; which completes...
Page 107 - The town's benefactor, the comforter of the distress'd, and the poor man's friend. ' He is gone ! And all his plans of future bounties with him, they are buried in the grave together. He shall be raised to life again : And his intended charities, though they are lost to us, will not be lost to him. Designs of goodness and mercy, prevented as these were, will meet with the reward of actions.
Page 107 - ... the widow's tears, are acts that shall embalm his memory for many generations on earth, and shall follow him beyond the limits of mortality, into those blissful regions where endless charity dwells. ' What now remains, but my ardent wishes...

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